RPW Column By: TOBY LAGRANGE / RPW – MANCHESTER CENTER, VT – Every once in a while, a driver comes a long that is young, enthused and clearly has what it takes to take his (or her) racing opportunities as far as the eye can see.
It also helps when that driver not only has the work ethic but has turning left countless times every weekend in their genes.
One such driver is Vermont’s Scott Towslee.
Those genes came to light more than a dozen years ago when Scott’s father, Chuck Towslee started competing at the Capital District tracks. Like many, Scott has been at the track since he can remember.
“I got into racing because of my dad,” Towslee said. “He started racing 13 years ago and I have been at the track ever sense.”
As many of the stars of today and yesteryear have done, Towslee got his start in racing via the karting ranks.
“I raced karts,” Towslee explained. “I raced at the Lebanon Valley Kart Track and Dodge City Speedway. I have one track championship at Lebanon Valley and a series championship at Dodge City.”
The 2019 season was Towslee’s second behind the wheel of a DIRTcar Pro Stock. He called the Albany-Saratoga Speedway home a season ago and hit the road for some special events, including the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Super DIRT Week at Oswego.
Towslee finished the season at The Great Race Place with three wins and a fourth-place finish in the final points standings. In addition, he finished fifth at Super DIRT Week in the Wilkins RV 50 and in a tie for ninth on the overall DIRTcar Pro Stock division feature winners list. Towslee also finished 13th in the final Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship for the DIRTcar Pro Stock division.
Piloting the familiar number 23 that his grandfather Tom Towslee owns and his father Chuck works on full time, Scott plans to return to the weekly action at Lyle DeVore’s Albany-Saratoga Speedway as well as follow the entire DIRTcar Pro Stock Series. In addition, the team plans on hitting a few other events as well.
“We are planning on running at Albany-Saratoga every week this year,” Towslee said. “We are also going to run the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series and hit a couple other events. We are currently looking for sponsors for the 2020 season.”
While the team is looking for some more sponsorship help for the upcoming season; they do have some dedicated sponsors that will be returning in 2020.
“Our sponsors include Creek Bottom Contracting and Loyalty Construction,” Scott Said.
Towslee would continue.
“This will be my third season in the DIRTcar Pro Stock division and my goals are to get a DIRTcar Series win and finish in the top ten every week. I would also like to get a few wins at my home track (Albany-Saratoga) as well as at other races which we have not decided on yet.”
Towslee, like other up and coming racers in the Capital Region of New York has a bright future ahead of him and following a pretty good 2019 season, the year 2020 may be the year that those outside of our region recognize his name.