Times Staff Report
December 31, 2013
CORBIN - Floyd County native Randy Frasure had a full-time ride in Corbin Speedway’s Meadors Logging & Excavating Late Model Series for the first time during the 2013 season.
Frasure, an engineer with ABC Automotive, and his wife, Haley, now reside in London along with their children, Blaise, Jaci, and Storm Roop.
The long-time Sportsman competitor had a chance to drive for veteran car owner and mechanic Dan Sturgill, also of London. With the track’s Sportsman division virtually non-existent in the new season, he took his friend up on the opportunity.
“Everybody wants to drive in the top division wherever they’re competing,” Frasure commented. “And this was a chance for me to do just that.”
Driving the Reynolds Welding & Trucking Supply Chevrolet No. 88, Frasure entered late model competition in the season’s fourth event, on June 15, and responded with a fifth place finish.
He went on to finish second in points in the division among 23 drivers, with an average finish better than fourth.
He also assisted with maintenance and setup on the car, with Sturgill the crew chief as well as owner. Other members of the crew included Sturgill’s son, Daniel, and Frasure’s father, Randell.
“We worked really hard getting that car ready to go, and then managed to keep it out there every week after we did,” he said. “It’s pretty satisfying. I have to thank Dan, Daniel, and my father for all the work they did and the way they supported me.”
In addition to the fourth place finish in points, Frasure recorded two victories in the division’s Trophy Dash events.
“We can’t wait to get started again with the coming season,” the driver noted.