Nascar Truck Series Race Features Debut of Longtime Cabarrus County Resident
Apr 07, 2016 03:17PM
● By Nick A
Last weekend Spencer Boyd, a longtime Cabarrus County resident, made his NASCAR truck series debut in the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Boyd Although his day was cut short, Boyd was able to complete 237 laps of the 250 lap race and peak at 5th place before becoming involved in a multi-truck crash.
Participating in a NASCAR race fulfilled a dream of Boyd has had since he was 5 years old, according to the racer's Facebook fan page. He raced in the #63 Go-Parts Dodge Ram with a custom built REP engine.
Martinsville speedway is known for dicey conditions and this race was no exception featuring 11 cautions and the 6 truck crash involving Boyd in lap 237, forcing overtime.
Boyd began racing when he was just 6 years old, beginning his career in Karting, winning 12 World Karting Association Championships during his tenure. In the past two seasons, Boyd had posted numerous victories and championships including the Rockingham Speedway (NC) titles in 2011 and again in 2012 along with his 23 wins in 43 starts (average finish 1.7), NC state championship, Touring Series championship, and second in the INEX National Points standings, according to his website.
You can learn more about Spencer Boyd at http://www.spencerboydracing.com/.