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Driver Profile: Dayton Brewer #17 NAPA Crate Sportsman

Media Contact: Steven Ovens - or (315) 729-3825

For Immediate Release – July 15th, 2016 – Bob Cornish photo -

(WOODHULL) – Woodhull Raceway has a good number of young racers. It is amazing to see them move up through the classes and watch them succeed against drivers who have been driving since before they were born.

18-year-old Dayton Brewer races weekly at Woodhull Raceway. Dayton just graduated high school a few weeks ago. Brewer said, “This is pretty much what I love to do.” during an interview asking him what he likes to do on his off time of school. Dayton chose racing over the other sports he used to play. To Brewer racing plays a very important role in his life.

Dayton started racing go-karts at age 11. For five years, Brewer was wheeling a go-kart and then at age 16 he moved up into a crate sportsman, which is where he is now three years later. Dayton ideally would like to get into a modified to continue his racing career. Even if he is not in a modified, he will continue to race his sportsman.

Brewer wants to keep racing in his life for as long as he lives. Dayton’s college plans are to go to Alfred State University and get a motorsports degree. He is not quite sure what he wants his concentration to be, he just knows that he wants his career to involve racing.

“I’d like to race for the rest of my life really," said Brewer.

Just like many other racers at Woodhull Raceway, Brewer got into racing because of family. Dayton got into racing because of his father Bill, a former crate sportsman champion. During the interview, Brewer mentioned that his dad had always raced.

“I just always have been around it since I was born.” Brewer says. “It’s pretty cool especially when the veterans come up and tell you how good you’re doing and everything, and you can get up there and run up front with the adults.”

During the interview Dayton said, “maybe if we had better luck drawing. If I ever got a good starting spot, I think I could definitely win a race.”

Oddly enough, Brewer did just that last Saturday night. Even when Brewer has started towards the rear, you can still catch the No. 17 towards the front before the end of the race.

Dayton Brewer is a young driver, but very talented like so many others at Woodhull Raceway. For now, you can see Dayton upfront in the NAPA Crate Sportsman division at ‘New York’s Toughest Bullring’.

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