With Curtain Closed on 2023, Attention Turns Fully to 2024 Prep
Natural Bridge, VA – October 18, 2023
by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt
Photo Credit: Derick Kriner Photography
With the leaves beginning to change color, Trever Feathers had already parked his super late model to begin 2024 preparations but he was still looking to get one more race under his belt before calling it a season.
In 2022 Feathers was victorious at Natural Bridge Speedway’s Fall Classic for super late models. It is a facility that he enjoys competing at, so when the announcement came that the 2023 edition of the 50-lap, $ 5,000-to-win race would be for limited late models, he connected with Brad Omps’ to take the seat of the No.5T for the event.
DATE: October 14, 2023
- Class: Limited Late Model
- Event: Fall Classic
- Track: Natural Bridge Speedway
- City, State: Natural Bridge, VA
- Quick Stats: 29 cars, Qualifying 3rd, Heat 1st (1), Dash 3rd (2), A-main 2nd (3)
CLOSING IT OUT
Feathers unloaded as one of twenty-nine competitors on hand to take a shot at capturing the Fall Classic. Mother Nature threatened the region all weekend and despite some minor delays as a result, Natural Bridge Speedway did finally get action underway and complete the night’s action.
Despite hitting the track for time trials in the back half of the field, Feathers put the 3rd quickest lap of the qualifying session on the board, earning him the pole of the third heat race.
Feathers dominated the 8-lap heat race, winning by 1.553 seconds over runner-up Cody Wright.
The heat race victory put Feathers into the Dash 4 Cash that would set the first three rows of the feature lineup. By luck of the draw, he started outside the front row and held the runner-up spot in the early going.
Feathers was challenging for the lead in the Dash when the handling of his ride changed abruptly. He ultimately slipped to a 3rd place finish.
After an early evening rain delay, the program was moved along quickly—that limited Feather’s time to investigate the handling issue prior to the main event. The team checked the car over but was unable to identify what caused the sudden change in handling.
The 50-lap feature provided plenty of time for Feathers to find his way to the front from his 3rd starting spot. Seven laps into the race he moved past Justin Williams to claim 2nd and set his sights on leader Kyle Hardy.
Still battling the earlier issues that cropped up, Feathers pursued the top spot but was unable to get there. He settled for the runner-up finish just 1.684 seconds back.
“Our car was so good all night but we did develop some kind of issue a few laps into the dash and we fought that the rest of the night.”, Feathers commented. “Early on it was really in the track but then I just got loose on entry. It was still a good night for us and a good way to wrap up our year.“
Last weekend was the final race of the season for Feathers. With the curtain closed on 2023, his attention has fully turned to preparation for 2024.
In order to fully prepare for next season, Feathers’ goal is to have his No.20 super late model completely torn down, refreshed, and rebuilt by the end of November. That work is already underway.
The work doesn’t stop there. The race shop, trailer, and toter all need attention. There is maintenance, parts stocking, and plenty of other work to get done.
“In today’s late model racing, you win more races as a result of your effort at the shop than you do purely on race night. We have always put in the work throughout the winter to be the best-prepared team we can, and this offseason will be no different.”, Feathers shared.
Feathers wants to grow the team, expand the schedule, and travel more, so he will also invest time working alongside Addicted2Dirt PR and Media Management to build relationships to bring new marketing partners to the team, as well as maintain relationships with current marketing partners.
“We would like to be able to expand our schedule from the 20-25 races our budget allows right now. Our goal is 35-40 races in 2024. We would like to get down south to places like Tennessee to race more, or maybe get to the Midwest for some bigger races, but we need to add a key partner to reach those goals.“, Feathers said.
“I am blessed to have an amazing group of people around me that support what we do. My uncle Jimmy, my granddad, my dad and mom, Larry Royston, Jon Coffelt, Rick Leggett, Jonathan DeHaven…the list goes on. Everything they contribute, big or small, adds up and makes this possible. I can’t possibly thank them enough.“
“The reason we want to travel more is to make ourselves better. You get better by challenging yourself against tough competition and on new race tracks. Sometimes the best way to learn is to get your ass kicked. We want to compete with the best, so we are ready to do the work to achieve that.“, Feathers concluded.
Super Late Model: 22 races, 3 wins, 8 top 5’s, 11 top 10’s, 15 top 15’s
Limited Late Model: 4 races, 1 win, 4 top 5’s, 4 top 10’s
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