Former VMS Track Champ Austin Hubbard Ready for “Commonwealth 100″
by Chris McWilliams on April 15, 2011
Austin Hubbard Hard on the Gas (Image Credit: thesportswire.net)
Austin Hubbard is preparing for what will be a homecoming of sorts this weekend, April 15-16, as he prepares to take his best shot at conquering the 2nd Annual NAPA of King William Commonwealth 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway. Austin, who was the 2010 World of Outlaws Late Model Rookie of the Year, spent many of the early years of his young career competing on the 1/2 mile oval at Virginia Motor Speedway, he is a former track champion, and multi-time feature winner. Given his history at the track, it’s obviously a sentimental favorite for him, so it’s no secret that he would like nothing more than to claim the biggest win of his career at the facility in the upcoming weekend’s 2nd Annual NAPA of King William Commonwealth 100.
In addition to chasing the big win, Hubbard will be looking to reclaim the points lead in the World of Outlaws sanctioned event as he currently sits in the third position in the latest tour standings, just six points out of the top spot. This weekend’s event opens with time trials and heat race action on Friday night, April 15th. Saturday, April 16th will be highlighted by B-mains, a $3,000 to win non-qualifiers events, and the $25,000 to win/$2,000 to start, 100 lap finale.
Austin Hubbard (Image Credit: thesportswire.net)
Last Saturday, Austin took advantage of a rare weekend off of the World of Outlaws tour to compete in a Weekly Racing Series Event at Delaware International Raceway in Delmar, DE. After finishing second in his heat race, Austin started tenth in the main event and would mount a great charge through the field, which saw him race his way to the second position. He would pursue Richard Jarvis Jr. late in the event, but would ultimately settle for a second place finish at the checkered flag. Austin should be tough to beat at VMS this weekend as he looks for the big win. To check out Austin’s latest racing news and apparel go to www.AustinHubbard.com. For more information on the “Commonwealth 100″ please visit www.VaMotorSpeedway.com and www.WoOLMS.com.