Twenty-five year old Dylan Sabatini, of Ste. Anne drove way with a second place (in points) win after an exciting season of Sprint car racing with the Northern Lightening Sprint Association.
By Marianne Curtis
A twenty-five year Sprint car driver from Ste. Anne is on top of the world after taking second place in this year’s Northern Lightening Sprint Association Championship.
On September 27 Dylan Sabatini from Ste. Anne earned himself a solid second place finish in points after competing in fourteen races over the summer. This year the Northern Lightning Sprint Association had a field of 17 teams.
Sabatini says this year was “by far the most intense year” of racing for the Sabatini Racing Team. He raced a total of fourteen times – 12 at Red River Co-op Speedway and 2 at ALH Speedway in Morden.
“My crew did an amazing job all year taking care of the car and keeping me focused” stated Sabatini. “I owe my success to them.”
Sabatini’s success started on June 24 when he took on Morden’s ALH Motor Speedway where he competed for the first time for points. The next night, Sabatini secured his first place standing by winning the Lightening Sprint Feature at Red River Coop Speedway.
“Each year the Sabatini Racing Team always improves so next year I’m aiming for the championship,” Sabatini predicts.
Sabatini began his racing career in a go-kart at the age of seven. After eight years of racing he made the switch to stock cars. Six years ago, he drove away with the 2006 Enduro Challenge Series Championship. Before this big win he has managed to stay in the top 10 point standings for four consecutive years.