Austin Hubbard races
toward his second win of the season at Screven Motor Speedway. His first was a Southern All Stars victory at Golden
Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Ga. (Craig
Delaware Showboat Hubbard Takes It Off Down South
SYLVANIA, Ga. - March 20. Austin Hubbard loves Georgia – and Georgia loves him back.
Back in the state where he burst on the national scene with his first major victory two months ago, the 18-year-old
sensation from Seaford, Del., thrilled his growing Peach State fan base again by winning his first career World of
Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main Saturday night at Screven Motor Speedway.
Hubbard passed 2007 WoO LMS champion Steve Francis for the lead on lap 30 and repelled a late challenge from
defending tour titlist Josh Richards to emerge triumphant in the 50-lap event. Then he reached Victory Lane and
upped the ante on the wild, clothes-shedding post-race celebration he performed after his O'Reilly Southern
All-Stars Series win on Jan. 30 at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Ga.
Call it a striptease up in Delaware, or "shuckin'
them duds" down south, but
teenager Austin Hubbard
brought his own brand of Ricky Bobby style burlesque to
Georgia for the second time
this season, this time in World Outlaws action at
Screven Motor Speedway. (Craig Whyte)
With the standing-room-only crowd cheering him on, Hubbard climbed out of his Beitler Motorsports Rocket
car, removed his shoes, uniform and fireproof top, and ran down the homestretch wearing only his helmet and long
underwear a la Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights. He even added new wrinkles
to his performance, rolling several times in the mud and high-fiving fans who stuck their hands through the catch
"It's a dream come true," said Hubbard, who became the fourth driver in WoO LMS history to win an A-Main while
chasing the Rookie of the Year title. "I'm just glad to be racing with these people. I'm just a country boy from