UARA-STARS Top Ten Countdown: Alex Yontz Brings Home Fifth
For Immediate Release
Hendersonville, N.C. (12/26/11)
UARA-STARS Top Ten Countdown: David Roberts Fourth
David "The Rocket" Roberts of Simpsonville, SC. Roberts is a well known figure in the late model racing world and was a Greenville Pickens track Champion in 2007. He was voted Most Popular Driver at that track three times. His estimated track wins are 130-150. Roberts started his racing career running dirt winning three titles there. He made his transition to asphalt in 1998.
After having a successful career in the weekly racing series, David Roberts switched up his racing routine and headed on the road to travel with the UARA-STARS. Making 2011 his first full year, he brings home a sold fourth place finish in the Championship points.
Roberts made his UARA debut at Anderson Motor Speedway in 2002, during the series first year bringing home a 10th place finish.. He ran both UARA Anderson events in 2005 and the UARA Greenville Pickens races in 2007 and 2008.
He has been a huge asset to the STARS family and is very well known amongst the fans.
The ‘Rocket’ had a successful first year with the stars claiming four top-fives, six top-tens, and five top-fifteens.
With his awesome finishes he was awarded numerous awards, such as Safety Kleen’s 12th place award at Rockingham (Nov.) and WP Racing Shocks’ 11th and 6th place awards at Rockingham (May) and Hickory. He also won Pro-Fabrication’s 8th place award at Newport and Anderson and Joe Gibb’s 7th place award. At Lonesome Pine, he won Tilton and Phantom’s 5th place during the fourth of July weekend and Circle Wheel’s 4th during the Memorial day weekend.
Aside from claiming all the finish awards, he brought home three Holley Performer of the Race awards for gaining the most positions during those events.
Roberts was also presented with two AR Bodies Hard Luck Award for unfortunate incidents. After one incident the very likeable and sensible Roberts approached a younger driver who was involved and calmly said "Young man, we really don't need to be racing like that". Roberts continually shows his good nature and calm attitude. If things don't go the way he had planned he will graciously state so and proceed to prepare for the next event.
He also won the G-Force Shift of the Race in Newport for making impressive moves on the track.
His return to the UARA for the 2012 season will be another exciting year for Roberts and he will be a major contender for the 2012 Championship title.
Press Release by Kassie Hughes
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