INDIANAPOLIS — The phrase, “Slow is fast,” can be a wise one. Especially in the world of rough truck racing, where a fraction of a second may mean the difference between first and last place.
Of course, having a team of people you can rely on to back you up doesn’t hurt, either.
Mount Vernon’s Adam Blankenhorn took that philosophy all the way to the Indianapolis Fairgrounds this past weekend. He drove off with the top prize, winning the Modified Tough Truck division of the 2013 National Mud Racing Organization O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals.
Seeded fifth in a field of 16 that made it through the qualifying round, Blankenhorn survived the single elimination, dual head-to-head racing on the mile-long asphalt track in Indy to finish first and wind up as the top points winner (650) in his division. Knox County’s Levi Lape was second in points with 480.
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