Dillon Welch Earns Top-Five Finish At Columbus Motor Speedway
Dillon Welch worked his way through traffic to earn a fifth-place finish Saturday night, September 17, at Columbus Motor Speedway, in the USAC Mopar D1 midget event.
Brownsburg, Indiana (September 19, 2011) — Dillon Welch, of Carmel, Indiana, drove the Nine Racing #9 midget to an admirable top-five finish by claiming fifth at the USAC Mopar D1 midget feature at Columbus Motor Speedway, in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, September 17.
Dillon began the night by qualifying in 9th, and finished 5th in his heat race. Because the Nine Racing team decided to make some major changes to the car, Dillon had to start at the back of the field for the main event. However, those changes paid off as he charged through the field and finished the 30-lap event in 5th place.
“Earning a top five after starting the race at the back of the pack here at Columbus Motor Speedway shows how hard the Nine Racing team worked to give me a good car, which allowed me to drive the wheels off this car,” said Dillon Welch. “I am looking forward to driving for Nine Racing again soon.”
Dillon will next compete in the #9 midget at Toledo Speedway, on Saturday, October 15, for another USAC Mopar D1 event, and will conclude the season with Nine Racing at the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Thanksgiving.
Dillon Welch is sponsored by St. Vincent Sports Performance, Z-Line Designs, The Studio, BioStorage Technologies, CASE Remodeling, Validated Custom Solutions, Sullivan Hardware, Brownsburg Muffler, Average Joe's, Row Printing and Windsor Jewelers.
Nine Racing’s 2011 sponsor lineup includes K&N Engineering, Eibach Springs, Weld Racing, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Penske Racing Shocks, Performance Friction Brakes, ASE, Earl’s Performance Plumbing, SSi Decals, PJ1, and Hoosier Racing Tire.