Jun 30, 2016 01:38 PM EST
Driver Profile: Tom Collins Jr. #713 Crate Sportsman
Media Contact: Beth Marcelle – firstname.lastname@example.org
For Immediate Release- June 30th, 2016 – Don Romeo photo -
(DUNDEE N.Y.)- Holding the 4th position in the point standings for the Crate Sportsman class is a newcomer to Outlaw Speedway this season, Tom Collins Jr.- but he is far from new to dirt track racing.
The 41-year-old out of Lansing, N.Y. started out racing four cylinders at just 13 years old. After only three years, he moved up to a Sportsman car and has stayed in the class ever since.
After racing primarily at Skyline raceway in Cortland, N.Y., Collins heard about the new ownership of Outlaw Speedway, the improvements to the track, as well as the raffle at the end of the season with the top 10 points leaders. With some second and third place wins so far this season at Outlaw, Collins is hoping to park it in victory lane in the upcoming weeks.
As a family-oriented man, he also decided Outlaw was the best place for him to race on Friday nights, so he and his family could have Saturday evenings free to do things as a family.
Aside from working at a power plant in Lansing, N.Y., Collins spends as much time as possible with his two sons, ages 9 and 14. His youngest son currently plays baseball, and both of his son’s race dirt bikes; just last year Collins’ boys raced dirt bikes in the Hare Scramble races.
Between 2007-2011, Collins had 9 wins in the Sportsman class at Skyline Speedway, and he is hoping to get back on his winning streak at Outlaw Speedway. After only racing about 10 times total last season, Collins is taking on a lot this year between weekly Friday races at Outlaw Speedway, Saturday at Thunder Mountain, the Super Gen Products GRIT Series, STAR series, and the Weedsport Shootout series.
As of June 24th, Collins was already on his 25th race of this season. Collins states that if he and his team can make it through this year of racing, that will be one of their biggest accomplishments yet.