DANIELS DOES IT AGAIN; WINS DODGE HEMI SHOOTOUT
He’s got 19 round wins in a row.
He’s also got four consecutive Dodge Hemi Shootout titles to his credit.
It’s just another Friday before Labor Day for the decorated Mopar driver Jimmy Daniels.
Daniels, of Yardley, Pa., defeated Rich Locker to win the 2019 Dodge HEMI Shootout title and the $15,000 bounty which accompanies the prestigious victory.
“We really have a good team here,” Daniels said. “Everything has gelled together, and we have developed a winning routine here. There’s so many people who go into this deal. It’s incredible.”
Daniels was the quicker of the two off of the starting line, but spun the tires at the hit.
“When I let the transbrake go, and it spun, I thought I was in trouble,” Daniels said. “It hooked back up, and I ended up driving around him about the eighth-mile.
“I wasn’t good on the tree all day. Ray and David covered me on the other end. That allowed me to drive around them.”
Daniels entered today’s class eliminations as the No. 1 seed, carding an 8.473 best on Thursday. He opened eliminations with a bye run, and then took out hitters such as Doug Fazzalore, Wendell Howes and Jim Pancake to reach the finals.
Daniels dedicated the victory to someone who meant a lot to him.
“This win is special to us compared to the others,” Daniels explained. “We lost my grandmother back in January.”