CONCORD, N.C. – Roy Hayes, the oldest of three racing brothers who comprise the driver lineup for North Carolina-based Hayes Motorsports, is seeing some early success in 2016.
After going to victory lane at Millbridge Speedway on the dirt with his mini-outlaw, he hopped back into his legends car on the pavement and picked up a career-best third place finish as the week-long “Battle At The Big Top” got underway at Texas Motor Speedway’s “Little Texas” oval.
For Roy, the third place in the legends car is a sure sign of progress.
“I’m starting to get more and more comfortable in the legends,” he said. “Running in the Winter Heat at Charlotte and then going to Florida for the Winternationals helped me a lot because I got a lot of seat time to get used to it. We’ve qualified well every night so far. It was exciting to finish third. I have to thank Kyle Beattie for all of his setup and coaching help. It’s fun to go race somewhere like (Texas) where you haven’t before and try to adjust. It helps me more than I realize, probably.”
Roy and his two younger brothers George and Stanley will be doing the “two-surface tango” all year as they’ll run a mix of mini outlaw races on the dirt at Millbridge and their legends and bandolero cars on pavement at tracks all over the southeast and beyond.
Hayes Motorsports is a multi-division race team based in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Roy and Sarah Hayes are the team owners. Their three sons Roy, George and Stanley are the drivers.
All three boys compete on dirt, racing mini outlaw cars at tracks such as Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, North Carolina in mini outlaw cars, where Roy and George both got wins in 2015.
They also compete on pavement, racing a combination of bandoleros and legends cars at tracks such as Charlotte Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway and numerous NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks throughout the Southeast.
Roy won his first Bandolero race at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the 2015 Bojangles Summer Shootout Series, having already won at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Georgia and Bethel Motor Speedway in New York State previously.
SKE / Kyle Beattie Racing provides maintenance and at-track setup assistance for all of the team’s cars.