The latest victory in the burgeoning racing career of Surry County’s own Trey Stamper came on a perfect day for all involved.
On Saturday, May 14, Friendship Motor Speedway of Elkin partnered with Surry County Schools to raise awareness and money for D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). Stamper, a senior who will graduate with honors from North Surry High School on June 11, represented the school system in style that evening, taking the checkered flag in the Renegade Division. It was the first victory of the 2016 season for Stamper, who has been racing since his freshman year of high school.
The victory catapulted Stamper, who races with the number 20, out of a three-way tie for third place in the season standings and into outright second with 164 points. His deficit to Renegade series leader Randy Ring dropped from 20 to 15 points.
Stamper was the captain of the North Surry football team last fall, helping the Greyhounds to one of the most impressive turnarounds in the area. The team reversed its 4-7 record of the year before into 7-4, and North Surry returned to the state playoffs after a one-year absence.
Following graduation, Stamper will further pursue his interest in racing in Forsyth Tech’s Richard Childress Race Car Technology program.
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