Boone,N.C.: The annual Mountain View Speedway awards banquet was held on December 16th at the Riverview Community Center in Creston. All the top point finishers in each division were honored. Drivers earn points weekly at the track based on their Feature race finishes. All 2018 rule updates were handed out as well as 2018 schedules for the first half of the season to all who were present. Plans and some of the upcoming events for 2018 were also discussed.
In the Semi Mod 4 division, Billy Goodman remained strong throughout the 2018 season earning him his first Point title @ the track. In the Young Guns division, Dixie Barker made it two in a row and plans on defending her title in 2018.Competion in this division looks to be tough for her in 2018 with several up and coming young drivers. After coming up short in 2016 on winning his first Point title, Paul Clark finished 2017 in dramatic fashion. He remained consistent all season long and that played a key role in winning the 2017 Stock 8 Point title. Halfway through the 2017 season track management decided to drop the Limited Sportsman division due to low car counts. It was replaced by a new division called the Late Model Sportsman division. Randy Ring made Mountain View Speedway his home track once the division started. He kept the points lead until the very end giving him the 2017 Point title for the Late Model Sportsman division. The Stock 4 division saw several different winners through the season , but only one car stood out from the rest. Michael Eller showed early on he was the man to beat in the Stock 4 division. He wrapped up the 2017 Stock 4 Point title with two races to go at the end of the season.In the Extreme Sport Compact division, Scott Kerley made the switch from asphalt racing to dirt racing in 2017.His consistency paid off and won the 2017 Point title and never won a Feature event at the Speedway in 2017.Consistency was also key for the 2017 Outlaw 4 Point champion, Johnny Oakes of Boone .Although he only has one Feature win on the season, he managed to finish nearly every race in 2017 usually in the top 3.The Sport Compact division Champion had bad luck and several DNF’s in 2016.He turned that around in dramatic fashion in 2017 winning eleven events on the regular season. Tony Miller took command of the 2017 Point standings and never looked back, earning him the 2017 Point easily. Other Point winners on the season included: Jon Cook (Limited Sportsman) ,Jeff Parsons (602 Modifieds),and Mike Cable (Enduro).Amanda Farmer was crowned the 2017 Rookie Of The Year, Kyle Moretz received the Hard Luck Award, and Doug Poe was presented w/the 2017 Sportsmanship Award. The Speedway will hold two practice sessions the last two Saturdays in March with a Opening Day scheduled for April 7th at 3pm,weather permitting.