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License to Race

October 7, 2006

Cordele -- Devan Hall's car is cooler than yours.

Lounder and Faster too.

The Lee County Junior is barely old enough to have a license, but already knows his way around a racetrack, with 17 first-place finishes. 

Hall made his debut Saturday night in the 100-mile ASA Late Model Series event at the Watermelon Capitol speedway in Cordele, and finished fourth.

He recently broke the Pro Late Models track record at the Mobile, and has signed on with Rising Star Driver Development.

Hall says running his own team has its ups and downs.

"It's fun, says Hall. "It can be frustrating at times trying to deal with some of the people, but it's a lot of fun. We enjoy it. My dad is a great crew chief, he knows how to make an adjustment and what to do, and Rising Star is making this all happen."

The Lee County junior has had so much success, the school gave him a varsity letter, even though the Trojans don't have a Lee County Race Team.

Hall runs his own team with Rising Star Racing, and says driving in the 100-mile ASA event was a big step-up.

"This is a pretty good ranking, since this series is a well-known series. We're hoping we can run a full schedule next year, and maybe some of the northern races and the challenge series. It's a move up, and we're happy to be here."

Hall will be racing in Pensecola next week, and then on to Nashville.

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