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"WONDER BOY" DODSON DOES IT AGAIN

6-23-05
Cameron Dodson claimed his 3rd win of the seasonTOLEDO, OH (June 17, 2005) -- Sixteen-year-old Cameron Dodson continues to show he is a driver to watch winning his third Auto Value Super Sprint feature of the year. The AVSS rookie came from ninth in the 23-car field to win the 30-lap feature at Toledo Speedway on Friday--winning by 7.2 seconds. Dodson is currently leading the driver standings and is the only rookie in the top 10. Hoosier is the spec tire for the Auto Value Super Sprint Series. 

TIRES: 
RR: 17.0/28.0-15 2048
LR: 26.0x13.0-15 2020
RF: 12.0/25.0-15 2045
LF: 11.0/24.0-15 2010

Kevin Feeney set fast time circling the 1/2-mile oval in 12.996 seconds. Heat race winners included Troy Underwood, Cameron Dodson and Tyler Underwood. Following Dodson to the finish line was Bill Tyler with Tommy Fedewa, Mike Ling and Jason Blonde in third through fifth, respectively.

QUOTES:
Hoosier Open Wheel Asphalt Product Manager Irish Saunders: "I have been watching Cameron for some time now. This 16-year-old has some real talent. I look for him to be moving up the ladder very soon. We are just glad to have him part of the Hoosier family."

Cameron Dodson: "The tires and car were great. You really don't feel like you are going that fast when the car is that good. Hoosier is more than a tire company. They have helped me with making the right decisions in racing."

Cameron Dodson, an honor student at Greenfield (IN) High School, has dreams of one day becoming a Nextel Cup driver. With 13 national championships, 37 track records, 250+ wins and 11 winter national championships as a quarter midget driver, Dodson and his family pulled up their Tennessee roots moving to Indiana to give Cameron every opportunity in one of the hotbeds of United States motorsports. 

With three wins in the first six AVSS events of the season, Dodson could well be on his way to the upper echelons of racing. The rising star would like to compete full time in the USAC Series and then ultimately Nextel Cup following in the footsteps of the likes of Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman and Jeff Gordon.

You can see Cameron and the AVSS Series next at Berlin Raceway in Marne, MI on Saturday, June 25.

For more information about the Auto Value Super Sprints Series visit their website at www.supersprints.com. For more information about Cameron Dodson visit his website at www.camerondodson.com.   

      

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