Despite recent disbelief and ongoing questioning, Rod George will return to the cockpit of a sprint car in 2012. The long time veteran and Western Pennsylvania hotshoe will not be retiring, but instead, plans to set his name further in the regional and national record books.
George, who has been a part of the Fully Injected mission since late last winter, plans to continue racing in the Western Pennsylvania circuit in 2012; focusing on a ‘hit and miss’ schedule, rather than aiming towards a track championship. The former central Pennsylvania competitor and Williams Grove Speedway winner ended his 2011 campaign with a runner-up finish in two different track championship points chases. Rod finished 2nd in the final Lernerville Speedway sprint car standings; as well as claiming a runner-up finish in the final Mercer Raceway Park championship chase. His 2011 Lernerville Speedway campaign ended with zero victory lane appearances; but a consistent showing of top 5 and top 10 finishes allowed the 4 team to keep a title shot in sight. George did claim victories at the Mercer bullring in 2011; just missing the track championship by a mere 17 points.
Rod George’s list of accomplishments in 410 sprint car competition exceed many of those who are still involved, and no longer involved, with the sport. His high-marks include track championships at a number of different Western Pennsylvania venues including Lernerville Speedway, Tri-City Speedway, and Mercer Raceway Park. In 2007, the former Cavalcade points champion dominated the northeast part of the country; winning 21 – 410 sprint car races and earning the title as the winningest sprint car driver in the country.
The Rod George Racing stable will continue to rebuild over the winter months. The team plans to open the 2012 season with just as much determination and drive as they had last season.
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