Max McLaughlin Wins First Micro Sprint Career Start

Max McLaughlin Wins First Career Start in 600 Wingless Micro Sprint at Millbridge

Mooresville, NC- (May 11, 2015) Max McLaughlin's super season continued when he went wire to wire in his first career start in a 600 wingless micro sprint at Millbridge Speedway on Wednesday evening. Max's win in the Rick Goss, Adams Performance No. 9 showed the versatility of the talented teen winning in his third different type of race car this season.

Mad Max earned the pole for the 30 lap main event with a commanding victory in his heat race. The freshman at Liberty Christian Prep was ready to do battle with local 600 hot shoe Tim Nye on the tight cornered dirt oval located just outside Mooresville, NC. At the drop of the green McLaughlin and Nye waged a furious battle for the lead with Max coming out on top. McLaughlin drove his immaculate No. 9 to a convincing six car length win over the veteran racer.

"These cars are so much fun to drive," said Max. "It is great to get the win against some great racers like Tim Nye and Jimmy Elledge especially at my home track. My car was flawless and I need to thank Rick and his team for the opportunity to drive such a great race car."

McLaughlin has now won in his family owned outlaw mini sprint, the Nick Hoffman owned Modified at Carolina Speedway and now the Rick Goss 600 wingless micro sprint this season bringing comparisons to some of today's most versatile drivers.

"Getting to race against Kenny Wallace, Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse, Rico Abreu and the other top drivers who come to race at Millbridge has definitely helped me step up my game," added McLaughlin. "I can't thank my Mom and Dad enough for what they do for me as well as my great marketing partners like Bad Boy Buggies, The Drop Zone, Simpson, JGR…wow there are so many people to thank."

Mad Max will be back in action next Wednesday evening May 13th at Millbridge in his Bad Boy Buggies craZ8 outlaw mini sprint looking to record another win in his final race prior to the Speed Sport Challenge. 


John Davison

Long-time RIS staffer, beginning in the mid-80s. Charlotte, NC area local contact.

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Volume 2015, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.11.2015