Daniel Hemric wins the Legends Million race with Federal tires
Winner Hemric wore a triumphant grin and said, “Everyone of us was making history here; this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I’m just glad that I was able to bring home the win for the locals and keep the money here in Charlotte.”
The special three-day event, run from Thursday through Saturday, marked an exciting and action-packed format with a variety of fan-friendly activities. Nearly 300 drivers from more than 36 states and two foreign countries registered for this one-of-a-kind race featuring a total purse of $1 million, including some of the best Legend Car drivers in the world. Heavy rain and thunderstorms moved through the speedway area early in the evening, affecting some of the racing action, but moved out quickly enough for the Legends Million A-feature drivers to compete on a dry racing surface.
Jamie Ma, CEO of Federal Corp., presented awards to the winners and noted, “Federal was pleased to introduce the 595 competition tire to the U.S. Legend Cars for the first time of the 2010 season. The Legend Million offered a great deal of entertainment for race fans. We have been steadily participating in motorsports racing for the past several years, and are proud to become the exclusive tire partner of the sponsorship.” He continued, “As a leading player in tire technology and innovation, this is the perfect venue to put our performance-driven tires to the test, and we’re sure that our tires have proved the superior capability which were praised by attendees and drivers The Legend Million race is an exceptional opportunity for us to meet the next generation of riders and parents, while maintaining a solid relationship with them all.”
U.S. Legend Cars coordinator Kris Perry also added, “We’re very happy to associate with Federal Tires. We promote family activities with our cars and so does Federal’s tire. The 595 is a combat-bred tire to start as a winner and stay as a winner. It had a major impact on our sport and pushed the event even higher.”