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Champ gives hood to museum
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Truck division racing champ Brittany Finley of Alabama presented the hood of her automobile to Georgia Racing Hall of Fame volunteers on Jan. 31. - photo by Frank Reddy Dawson Community News

The first female driver to win a regular Georgia division truck racing title presented a victory souvenir Monday to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.


During the Oct. 9 race, a truck driven by 26-year-old Alabama resident Brittany Finley sported a pink hood in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research.


Now, that hood is on display at the racing museum in Dawsonville.


Hall of Fame volunteer Brandon Reed said it’s a proud moment for the facility.


“We’re going to make a nice display here,” Reed said. “We have photos from the race night as well. We’ll put those around the hood.


“It was a historic championship she won. Very historic for the state of Georgia, and she’s a great, promising young driver.”


Finley, who came Monday to present the hood to museum volunteers, said she was excited to have the item on display.


“It feels good to know it will be here,” she said, adding that she hopes to add more memorabilia to the display in the future.


Reed said he has plans to keep the hood and other Finley items as permanent fixtures at the museum.


Finley, who began racing in the truck series four years ago, has competed at various tracks throughout the Southeast. She has three wins in the series.