May (By Tyson Graves)
The driver from West Virginia dubbed “Thugg Nasty” has developed into a nationally known Crate Late Model driver. His big $50,000 win at Virginia Motor Speedway solidified that Logan Roberson was a rising stock in dirt racing. As a matter of fact, Logan started to dabble last season in starting a few Super Late Model events.
Logan kicked off his 2020 season with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for Georgia/Florida Speedweeks. Logan told us if he was going to be the best someday, he needed to race against the best. Logan grew a lot during his speedweeks, learning what works and what does not when you run with the national touring guys on a night in and night out basis. The growth in early 2020 set the stage for something big out of Logan.
In May during a Thursday night event, part of the opening-up events broadcast by Dirt on Dirt & Flo Racing, Late Models invaded the track called “The Bullring.” Tyler County Speedway, home of the yearly Hillbilly Hundred, hosted a $5,000 to win event. The best drivers in the East battled for the “King of the Ring 40” with the dirt late model community watching live with no fans in the stands.
The young driver Logan Roberson started on the pole and led every lap. Roberson held off a late race charge from Max Blair to pick up his first career Super Late Model win. You talk about being pumped, that was an understatement. With mainly help from his father and family, Logan has been able to chase his dreams behind the wheel. I expect big things in the future from this youngster and many wins in the years to come. But the breakthrough win is for sure a moment we will not forget from 2020.
Photo: Zach Yost