Timothy Culp had a ‘coming to Jesus moment’ on the side of the interstate
Timothy Culp set off to run the demanding World of Outlaws Late Model Series schedule for the 2018 racing season. He planned 61 races with one of the national dirt late model tours.
He ran the first 10 races of the season. His best finish was collected at Fayetteville Motor Speedway on May 12th. Before that, Culp had various issues that resulted in many early stops to the pit area before the checkered flag.
Just after his best WoOLMS finish of the season, he’s elected to drop of the national tour. This weekend, he heads to The Dream at Eldora Speedway.
Read the announcement from the #c8 driver below:
Timothy Culp Announcement
“After a long coming to Jesus meeting on the side of the interstate at 3 am Friday morning (while waiting on road side to come and repair two blowouts)me and my team decided to forgo the trip to 411 to continue our season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series.”
“It was a very hard decision as this has been something I have wanted to do ever since I have been in the sport. 2018 has been full of struggles for myself from crashing cars, being hit with debris in the face, trying a different chassis brand, and just to keep steady help.”
“After getting everything fixed on the trailer early Friday morning we set our sights towards I-30 Speedway for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series $5000 to win rockabilly Saturday night. Started 6th in the feature and drove to challenge for the lead only to have a crank trigger fail ending our night. Seems like that’s the way our entire 2018 racing season has went.”
“Looking forward to this week is one of my favorite races of the year. The dream at Eldora Speedway. We were a half a lap away from starting on the pole at last years event before a broken rearend ended our night. I have been looking forward to this race since that moment. If you have never been to a crown jewel at Eldora please do yourself a favor and make plans to attend!”
“I do want to give a big thanks to all the fans, fellow teams, friends and family who support me week in and week out no matter what the outcome is. Also I would like to say thank you to the entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series team for all the hospitality and look forward to racing with them in the future.”
“Thanks: Bennings Heating & Air, Mark and Charissa Bennings, Shannon Dianne Culp, Brian Craighead, Wendell Wallace, Caleb Shown, Tyler Erb, Darty Smith, Cortland Smith, Dirt Defender, Billy Vest, Gerald Newton, Marshall Fegers; Mayo MichaelandAnn, Dale Horn II, Horns Outdoor of Hot Springs, Alan Bradley, Schaeffer’s Oil, Kenneth Montgomery, Rocket Chassis, Clements racing engines, Ben Shelton.”
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