CONCORD, N.C. – Daniel Hemric dominated the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco’s last trip to the Gulf Coast by taking home the winner’s hardware at both Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla., and Alabama’s Mobile Int’l Speedway last month.
Now, Hemric looks to carry the momentum of two victories and the Southern Super Series point lead into the next Gulf Coast Doubleheader, the Navy Federal Credit Union 125 presented by Driven Racing Oil at Five Flags on July 26 and the RE Suspension 125 at Mobile on July 27.
“We got a lot of support from Butch VanDoorn and everybody at Port City Racecars,” said Hemric of his recent success. “Everybody has put in a lot of hard work. We went down there before with the goal of really turning things around and trying to get to victory lane and it really worked out for us. Now we’re really looking forward to going down there and building on those wins. We want to get more speed out of (the car) and hopefully improve on the whole deal all the way around.”
Hemric picked up his first-ever Southern Super Series victory on Friday night, June 21 at Five Flags. The 22-year-old driver from Kannapolis, N.C., crossed beneath the checkered flag in second, but inherited the win following Augie Grill’s disqualification in post-race technical inspection. The next night at Mobile, Hemric earned the trophy the old-fashioned way and made sure to perform the signature victory backflip he didn’t have the opportunity to do the night prior.