By JAMES L. AMBRUOSO Sr
ROCKFORD, Ill. - Cory Cootware of Iron Mountain was recently named the 2012 Rockford Speedway "Fendered Division Champion."
With his third championship under his belt at the famed speedway, Cootware, 14, now sets his sights on a national championship event to be held at Grand Bay, Alabama, on Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at the Banderlaro Nationals.
James L. Ambruoso of Finish Line Photos
Cory Cootware’s Kingsford Middle School friends visited Rockford, Ill., to watch him race. Pictured in front of the pace car, from left: Trevor Roberts, Owen Petschar, Andy Barker, John Fayas, Marcus Maraccini and Andrew Ferree (front).
"I feel ending the season by racing in this event will show me how I measure up with many of the nation's best drivers," Cootware said.
(James L. Ambruoso Sr. is the publicist for Cory Cootware)