BATAVIA, Ohio - Centerville, Pa., native Max Blair earned the O’Reilly Auto Parts Rookie of the Year Award on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series this season.
Blair’s rookie year with the tour took him to 29 different venues, most of which he was visiting for the first time in his career. But that didn't matter as the season went on, as Blair was able to claim his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory on June 23 in his home state at Lernerville Speedway.
Additionally, Blair finished inside the top five on five occasions and recorded 24 top-10 performances.
“We came out of the gate strong at Speedweeks,” said Blair. “After that it was an up and down season for us. We had some good runs but were a little more inconsistent than I had hoped for this season. Regardless, it’s been a fun year with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. We’ve made some great memories.
“I want to thank my dad; I couldn’t do any of this without him. A huge thanks to everyone at Briggs Transport and all our great sponsors for making this possible, we couldn’t have done it without them.”
Blair will receive an industry record $20,000 at the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship awards banquet on Dec. 8.
Additionally, the O’Reilly Auto Parts Rookie of the Year will receive multiple product awards from various motorsports manufacturers, valued at more than $10,000 and bringing Blair’s total earnings in cash and product awards to over $30,000 for winning the rookie-of-the-year title.
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