Sammons Begins 2014 Campaign at Port Royal Speedway
BORDENTOWN, NJ: Davey Sammons was eager to begin his 2014 campaign in March, but Mother Nature had other plans. After losing a few races to inclement weather, Sammons was able to get back on track in the John Chemidlin No. 747 this past weekend at Juniata County’s Port Royal Speedway season opener.
Sammons took the time to meet some of his fans and supporters during the camera and autograph hour prior to the evening’s events. He turned his first laps of 2014 during warm ups. He felt out the car during the heat race and with the help of his new crew chief, Jim Shreiner, the crew was able to get the car dialed in for the feature. The Bordentown, NJ native started 21st in the main event and was marching his way toward the top ten when his right rear tire sprang a slow leak. Sammons held on and drove to a 16th place finish, with Blaine Heimbach picking up the win.
The team will make the trek back to Port Royal on April 12th and hopes to build upon the foundation built this weekend. But none of this would be possible without our sponsors at EG Tire and Auto, Pioneer Pole Buildings, Wings Unlimited, Arts Radiator, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, DMI, Behrent’s Performance Racing Warehouse, VP Fuels, ISC Racers Tape, Weld Racing, DJ Safety, Bruce’s Speed Shop, 4Star Letter, ERK Steering Repair, L.R.A Motorsports, Powtek Powder Coating, Rob’s Automotive and Collision Center, Rod End Supply, CRC Industries, G. Stone Commercial and Encon Heating and Air Conditioning. In addition to this great group, we are honored to have two very important causes in the Matheny School and Team Raace on board with us as well.
Our friends at Bob Hilbert Sportswear have again designed a great t-shirt displaying the John Chemidlin Special No. 747. Merchandise will be available behind the main grandstand at each event or on the web at Daveysammons.com. Be sure to visit on Facebook at Davey Sammons Racing and follow our twitter handle, @DaveySammons.