The Bill Elliott Driver Development program recently announced the addition of 15-year-old racing prodigy Casey Roderick to its stable of young drivers.
Roderick joins current BEDD teammates Chase Elliott, Mitch Cobb, Trey Poole and John King, who operate out of Dawsonville, and the shop of Bill Elliott Racing.
Roderick is thought to be one of the most successful drivers to compete on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Thunder Ring, where current NASCAR drivers Joey Logano, David Ragan and Reed Sorenson started their careers.
Roderick has won six Legends titles at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
His 23 wins rank second in all-time wins at the track.
Roderick has also won the Most Popular Driver for the Thursday Thunder Series, capturing titles in three straight years from 2005-2007.
Roderick also holds the honor of being the youngest Pro Series driver, 13, in INEX history to win the Summer Shootout Series championship at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. The record was previously held by Sorenson.
He followed that up with another Summer Shootout Series Pro championship in 2007.
On Elliott’s Web site, www.BillElliott.com, Elliott was quoted as saying, “Casey Roderick is the genuine article. He’s won over 100 races and several titles, but more importantly, he has the attitude and work ethic it takes to be a champion in this sport.
“Up until now, it’s just been Casey and his dad running with one car, and now I’m excited to step in and help them take Casey’s career to the next level. We’re going to give him some opportunities that he may not have had otherwise. He’s going to be a great teammate and supporter of our other drivers.”
“Having the opportunity to drive for Bill Elliott is an honor,” said Roderick on the Web site.
“I’m really excited about it. I don’t think it could have come at a better time. This is definitely a dream come true for me and my family. I can’t thank Bill enough for giving me this chance,” he added.
To say that Roderick has had an impressive career would be an understatement.
His most notable accomplishments include the 2007 Legends Car Asphalt National Pro Championship, the 2007 INEX Pro National Points Championship, the 2007 Lanier National Speedway Legends Pro Championship, the 2007 Georgia Asphalt Series Pro Championship, the 2006 Legends National Pro Division title and the 2006 Governor’s Cup at Lanier National Speedway, the 2006 Mason-Dixon Meltdown Legends feature win at South Boston Speedway and the 2006 Mopar-PRI Sprint & Midget Classic Legends feature win at Orlando SpeedWorld.
For more information about the Bill Elliott Driver Development program, visit www.BillElliott.com.
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