RPW Column By: BOBBY CHALMERS / RPW – BARBERSVILLE, FL – The 2020 season will see more of the same with little changes here and there for young Kyle Coffey.
However, no matter the schedule, all he wants to do is race, and race as much as he can.
Coffey, the son of two-time Super DIRT Week Champion Vic Coffey, will return to the Outlaw Speedway weekly on Friday nights while competing at the Land of Legends Raceway on Saturdays.
“I think we’re going to do the same as we did last year on the weekends,” Coffey said. “We’ll probably run Outlaw with our Small Block program and Land of Legends with the Big Block stuff.”
While those plans are more than likely set in stone, Coffey’s touring program will be more of a pick-and-choose type situation.
“We’re going to do some bouncing around between the Super DIRTcar Series and the Short Track Super Series,” he said. “I want to do a little more racing this year. We didn’t get to do that much last year, so our plan is to run as much as we can when we can.”
Heading into the night on Wednesday evening, Coffey spent most of the night early on paying attention to track conditions, trying to figure out the best set up for his Modified.
“It obviously started off a little slick from watching the late model hot laps,” he said. “I think it will be a tacky track for a little while and be a bit racy. Later tonight it will blow off and get the normal slick dirt track to it but still be pretty racy.”
The track did get slick for the feature on Wednesday. With the Modifieds racing after the World of Outlaws Late Models, the Volusia Speedway Park took rubber and became shiny. Coffey drove his CME Inc. Sweeteners Plus #23 to his second 20th place finish of the week after firing from 24th.