The Virginia Team Is Eager To Grow Its Brand On The National Stage
Winchester, VA – Feb. 1, 2022
by Kyle McFadden, Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management
Feature Photo Credit: Christopher Hockley/WRT
WINCHESTER, Va. – Trever Feathers and Larry Royston Racing will start their new race season Sunday, March 6, at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway’s 73rd annual Opening Day event with a chance to advance the record books.
The 29-year-old has won the past two Port Royal season openers, which means a third win next month would give Feathers the most all-time Opening Day feature victories in the Late Model division at Port Royal
Feathers is tied with Andy Haus and Jason Covert for most Opening Day Late Model wins at the Juniata River Valley half-mile clay oval.
All told, Feathers and Royston are gearing for their boldest season to date.
The team, at the moment, aims to run 30 to 40 races around the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond this year, with potential for 10 to 20 additional events on the national level contingent upon resource inventory.
“What makes Opening Day at Port Royal so special is there’s not many places that are racing in early March, especially in Pennsylvania. They have some racing going on in Florida, and there’s always racing going on in the south. But Port Royal has become a staple in racing – in our area and on the national level.
“It’s cool to win that first race because you know a lot of people are watching, a lot of eyes are on that day. It’s always a good thing to start the year off with a win. Anytime you win at Port Royal is big.”
Feathers enters his 13th season running Late Models full-time in which he vies to improve upon last year’s three-win result and effectively grow his brand on the national stage.
Longhorn Chassis and Bilstein Shocks, the equipment behind Tim McCreadie’s run to last year’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship, returns for its third and 13th seasons, respectively, with Feathers.
Since 2009, Feathers has collected 42 wins in the Late Model and two track championships, numbers that have earned him the reputation of a regional stalwart.
This year, Feathers will chase big money races and prestigious events broadcasted on respective platforms abroad such as FloRacing, MAVTV and DIRTvision at the wheel of the No. 20 Larry Royston’s Septic Services / Martins Pumping Service / Feathers & Sons Roofing / Fastenal of Winchester, VA / McFarland Custom Painting & Wall Coverings / Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic / MB Sports Collectibles / Leggett Engine Research / Coffelt Graphics / Larry Royston Properties / Larry Royston Equipment / Bilstein Shocks / Longhorn Chassis.
“Of course, a special thanks to Larry and Lisa with Larry Royston’s Septic Services and Martins Pumping Service. I wouldn’t be able to do this without them,” Feathers said. “I have to thank my uncle Jimmy with McFarland’s Custom Painting.
“I have to thank Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic for everything they do. I have to thank my grandad Wayne with Feathers & Sons Roofing. Marshall Burch, he takes care of all the merchandise for us and keeps everything looking good in that sense.
“Fastenal of Winchester, they’ve been on board my car and my dad’s car since 2001. They’ve been a huge part of our maintenance program, making sure we don’t have anything break at the race track.
“I have to thank Rick Leggett for all the awesome horsepower and everything he does for us, even behind the scenes.
“Thanks to Longhorn and Bilstein, and thanks to Jon Coffelt of Coffelt Graphics. He always takes care of me. He makes our race cars look tip-top shape and nice to look at.”
Feathers will be a frequent competitor at Port Royal Speedway this year, the Central Pennsylvania facility that’s turned into one of the nicest motorsport venues in recent years and streamed nationally to race fans abroad via FloRacing.
Last year, Feathers finished seventh in the Port Royal Late Model standings despite running only 13 of 18 scheduled events.
Feathers will also make Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series stops on April 9 at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway and April 10 at Port Royal Speedway.
The $20,000-to-win USA 100 on Aug. 7 at Virginia Motor Speedway is on Feathers’ radar, as well as the $50,000-to-win finale of Rumble by the River weekend on August 26-27, sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
Outside that, Feathers’ schedule remains wide open and fluid.
If feasible, Feathers would like to run the Castrol FloRacing Night in America opener at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway on Tuesday, April 12.
FloRacing Night in America is a 12-race miniseries from April 12 to Nov. 12 that pays $22,000-to-win the first 11 races with the Nov. 12 finale at Senoia (Ga.) Raceway cashing out $53,053-to-win.
Feathers is exploring business partnerships that’d allow his Larry Royston Racing team the autonomy to travel outside the Mid-Atlantic region.
“We’d be able to put on 10, 20 races if we were able to find some other partners in this situation,” Feathers said. “Things have kind of gotten a little higher cost-wise. We would like to run some bigger races a little further out of the area. I know we are more than capable of running at that level.”
Feathers hopes this year is a springboard into some of his greatest desires. When the time is right, he and his Larry Royston Racing team would like to run a national tour – perhaps the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series or the World of Outlaws Late Models.
Therefore every opportunity is a valued stepping stone along the way.
“First thing’s first, we have to be able to find some consistency,” Feathers said. “We have to be able to go to different race tracks and be competitive. That’s how you win races, you know? You can’t go there and throw stuff at the car and hope you’re going to win.
“That doesn’t work anymore. We have to find consistency. Once we find the consistency, then make the right changes to be the fastest car or put ourselves in position to win.”
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Larry Royston’s Septic Services and Martins Pumping Service
Larry Royston Septic Services and Martins Pumping Service are based in Winchester, VA, specializing in the installation of new service systems, pumping septic tanks, and everything outside a general home that has to do with septic systems.
The businesses have been owned and operated by Larry Royston since 2000. To reach the Larry Royston Septic Services and Martins Pumping office, call (540) 667-4038.
For more information, visit martinspumpingservice.com.
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