Dannie Wyatt Edges Out his Son to Win Fourth Asset Auto Recovery HRKC Pro Wing Champ Kart Division Title

Hampton, VA – One can argue that winning a season-long points battle by the way of a tiebreaker is how it should be in every series every year. The ones making those arguments are those probably on the other side of the fence. Ask any driver up and down pit road or in the garage and they will likely tell you something completely different. They want to be in a position where the title is theirs long before the end of the season. However, going to the tiebreaker with someone from your family should make things easier.

Dannie Wyatt, a very familiar last name around Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway, did just that with his son Trace Wyatt in the Asset Auto Recovery HRKC Pro Wing Champ Kart division. In a series where drafting and sticking together all race does not leave much room to earn or lose points on the driver both ahead of you and behind you. Winning races, however, will undoubtedly set you apart from the rest of the field.

“Even though I wanted it to be the other way around it’s a dream come true to be able to do this father-son duo thing together!” Wyatt said. “Considering Trace didn’t want to race till he was 14 years old he’s come a long way real quick, he’s a tough one for sure and I’m glad I don’t have to race against him!”

One hundred sixty-eight points were the magic number Dannie and Trace were able to accumulate throughout 2022 after dropping two of their lowest races per the HRKC rule book. Track and club officials then had to look at the win column and that is how Dannie was able to barely nudge out his son and ultimately win the title. Though Trace found victory lane on the final race of the season it was Dannie’s two wins from earlier in April and July that got the job done.

“It’s awesome that this is my fourth championship,” Wyatt went on to say. “Makes me [have] the most championships ever won as well. My goal was really to run as a team and help Trace win his first championship but it’s pretty [dang] cool!”

Make your plans now to celebrate with both Dannie and Trace Wyatt on Friday, January 13th at 6:30 PM at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Along with all eleven other champions in the annual awards banquet. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the tracks office Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. 

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