Teen driver sets track record at Summer Showdown

Leading the pack for the entire Summer Showdown was # 24, driven by Cameron Hayley, 19, who graduated from Bishop Carroll High in Calgary, Alberta last Thursday.-áHaley made history at the Evergreen Speedway when he set a track record of 114 MPH in time trials. From the pole Hayley kept the lead for all 205 laps.

Photo by Dan Armstrong

Hayley wasn't the youngest driver on the track, though. Nichole Behar, 16, far right, is introduced during the pre-race opening ceremonies. Behar greets Evergreen Speedway owners Doug and Traci Hobbs, a NASCAR Official and, far left, -áthe Grand Marshall-áNASCAR legend Herschel McGriff. Behar was the only woman out of four to qualify for the race and finished 12th of 36 drivers, saying, "Finished 12th at the Summer Showdown! Wasn't a lap down. Awesome time for my first time here.GÇ¥

Photo by Jim Scolman

Pole sitter and eventual race winner Cameron Hayley, lead car, is a blur as he heads the pack through turn four in the early laps.The 200-lap race was extended to 205 laps after a late caution following one driver's hard contact with a wall. Haley won $20,000, plus another $1,000 for being the fastest qualifier for the event.

Photo by Jim Scolman


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