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Jeremy Doss becomes fifth KDDP Kulwicki Cup champion

22-year-old Jeremy Doss was announced as the fifth Kulwicki Cup champion of the Kulwicki Driver Development Program on Thursday.

Doss went on a tear during the final month of the season, picking up three wins, including the $10,000-to-win Nut Up 150-lap Short Track Shootout on October 5. That, coupled with community service work, vaulted Doss to the top of the standings by just six points over Justin Carroll.

“Both Jeremy and Justin Carroll were so incredible this year and our voters were faced with judging the closest competition in our program’s history during their final evaluations,” said KDDP Executive Director Tom Roberts. “All of our voters were quick to recognize the blockbuster job both drivers did in representing Alan and our organization in their off-track undertakings. I was personally touched by the unique and effective measures utilized to educate a new generation about who Alan was and what he stood for. Their off-track activities were so impressive and they truly did make a difference in their communities.

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In total, the seven drivers in the KDDP raced to a combined 31 wins and 83 top-five finishes over the course of the season. They will each be honored at the KDDP’s annual banquet on December 12 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. There, Doss will receive both the winner’s check for $54,439 and the Kulwicki Cup trophy.

Applications for next season’s KDDP open on November 25 and close on December 31. The application and additional information can be found here.

The full Kulwicki Cup standings can be found below:

  1. Jeremy Doss — 1,333 points
  2. Justin Caroll — 1,227 (-6)
  3. Derek Griffith — 916 (-417)
  4. Luke Fenhaus — 750 (-583)
  5. Danny Benedict — 649 (-684)
  6. Carson Kvapil — 335 (-998)
  7. Paul Shafer Jr. — 249 (-1084)

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Paul Lambert is an aspiring collegiate journalist. A writer and broadcaster, Paul's excited to cover New England short track racing in 2019. Paul has also been published in Speedway Illustrated and on Autoweek.com.

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