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|Posted: Tuesday Jan 23rd, 2018 11:18 PM||
|Jodie Robinson set to focus racing efforts in Northern California for 2018
Foresthill, CA – January 23, 2018…Foresthill, California youngster Jodie Robinson is gearing up for the 2018 racing season and will be shifting her focus to competing regularly aboard a Winged Sprint Car in her home state of California.
This past season saw the fourteen-year-old Robinson bounce back and forth between dirt tracks in Northern California and piloting a midget with Keith Kunz Motorsports in the Midwest, while also spending time in a pavement late model and an Outlaw Kart.
For the upcoming year she is scheduled to center her efforts on competing full-time in a Winged 360 Sprint Car at the Placerville Speedway, a venue where her father David is a former three-time track champion.
“I definitely look forward to running the Winged 360 full-time in California this year,” Robinson commented. “Competing at Placerville Speedway on a weekly basis will be a lot of fun and a great experience to get under my belt. Placerville is a technical track and there’s always a lot of great competition each week. It’s one of my favorite tracks because of the atmosphere and I always love to see so many young fans in the pit area after the races. My dad had a lot of success there as well, so it’s really cool that I’ll have the chance to run there.”
Last year Robinson had a total of 12 starts in a Winged 360 Sprint Car out west. Her highlight during those outings came when she held off decorated champions Kyle Hirst, Andy Forsberg and Sean Becker to win a heat race at the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout in Placerville during the month of September.
“I really want to thank Brown Eagle Racing for the opportunity to drive for them once again,” she said. “Every time I hit the track I use it as a learning experience and I feel that focusing solely on the Winged Sprint Car will be a benefit this season. I felt like we had some bright moments in limited starts last year, so I can’t wait to get it all underway in March. I had a blast running around the country last year in different cars, but believe that running in a consistent environment will help me develop as a driver even more.”
Robinson, who turns fifteen on February 5, is one of the many graduates from the Outlaw Kart ranks in Northern California. She started racing karts at the age of seven and has captured 85 wins in her career, along with the 2016 Cycleland Speedway 500cc Open Intermediate championship.
This past season she also had the opportunity to take part in Toyota Media Day and go through various seminars with the company. “Being able to travel around and do interviews for FS1 with guys like Kyle Busch and Eric Jones was pretty special. Being a part of Toyota Motorsports Day and signing autographs alongside some of the Toyota legends in Texas was something I’ll never forget either. All of that was truly a great experience and one that I’m thankful for.”
In addition to competing at the Placerville Speedway on a regular basis Robinson also hopes to run with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards as much as possible in 2018. She is scheduled to open the season at the annual Silver Cup in Chico on March 2 and 3.
Jodie Robinson would like to thank Brown Eagle Racing, Roseville Precision, Rod Tiner Racing, Steve and Sharon Katonis, Janet and Mike Larson of MAJIK Motorsports, John Boy, Bullard Construction, Toyota Racing Development, M&L Plumbing, Morrison Concrete, Pacific Adhesive and Gary Morgan Graphics for their support this season.
Friday March 2: Silver Cup- Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA
Saturday March 3: Silver Cup- Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA
Follow Jodie Robinson on Twitter at https://twitter.com/_JodieRobinson_ , Instagram @jodierobinsonrcn and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jodie.robinson.5891
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Last edited on Tuesday Jan 23rd, 2018 11:20 PM by Gary Thomas
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