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2007 Year in Review

12/28/2007
2007 Year in Review

After a disappointing '06 season the MCR Team and Matt rebounded in a big way! The team rebuilt from the ground up during the off season with all new equipment and a tire program from Eric Rendleman Performance out of North Carolina. The only part we didn't change was our engine supplier, Mattlin Racing Inc. The results of hard work and perseverance showed immediately with Matt winning the 1st - 2 races of the season and picking up 12 more before the season ended for a total of 14 wins in 2007! Matt won at Shippensburg Speedway, Hunterstown Speedway and Trailways Speedway. Highlights for the season would be winning at Trailways Speedways annual Fall Spectacular race in a dramatic last lap, last turn pass. Winning the 3rd leg of the Burris Money Series race and a 2nd place finish after starting last at November Fest at Oakland Valley Raceway Park in Orange County, New York.

Matt ended the season with 14 wins, 9 - 2nd place finish, 5 - 3rd place finish, 2 - 4th place finish, 3- 5th place finish, 3 top 10 finishes and 2 DNF's in 36 races in 2007

Matt will take a big step up in 2008 and graduate from kart racing to join the Young Guns YG390 JR. Sprint series. This will be by far Matt's biggest challenge to date. He will be the youngest driver in the series by far and will be strapping into a full suspension racecar for the first time. We will keep our goals conservative for this first season and focus on learning the new sprintcar setups and getting Matt as much seat time as possible. Follow Matt's progress as the season unfolds !!

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