Southern SportMod ace Egbert collects Red River Tour honors, first track crown

Trevor Egbert was a two-time feature winner and champion of the Red River Tour for Smiley’s Rac­ing Products Southern SportMods. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photog­raphy)

SALADO, Texas – Trevor Egbert was every bit as fast on the road as he was at his home track.

The Salado, Texas driver picked up a pair of victories on his way to winning the Red River Tour for Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods and traveled to Cardinal Speedway in July to top the main event at the Kelly Sheen Memorial.

And six of his 10 feature wins this season came at Cotton Bowl Speedway, where he earned a career-first track title.

“We had a good year racing,” summarized Egbert. “The tour was just the right number of races. And we had some luck early on. It was fun and I look forward to following it again next year.”

He’d raced previously at all five tracks on the tour and won features at 281 Speedway and Southern Oklahoma Speedway. Familiarity was not an asset, however, when he traveled to Cardinal.

“I’d never been to that track before,” said Egbert, who quickly became a fan of the Eunice oval. “It was a tight little oval with multiple grooves. It was fun.”

Starts 5             Wins 2          Additional Top Five’s 1

HIS CREW: Wife Heather, father George and Ryan Ellis.

HIS SPONSORS: Ellis Air of Killeen; Phil’s Motorsports of Copperas Cove; CRS Racing Shocks of Midlo­thian; Day Motor Sports of Tyler; 121 Towing of Belton; Dirt Defender of Waxahachie; and Express Motor­sports of LaFayette, La.