Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Young Lions Legend Car driver George Phillips’ path to racing is lined with legends and hall of famer's.
“Jeff Gordon and John Bickford got me in the quarter midgets,” Phillips said. In his first race, the then 8-year-old George ended up coming from the back. “Once I got into racing, I started loving it and I won my first race there,” George said. “It just felt so amazing and I just love racing now. I got addicted.”
Now, five years later, George is still going full throttle, steering his way around the quarter-mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where he now races every Tuesday night in the Cook Out Summer Shootout. “Without Bruton Smith, nobody would be here,” Meredith Phillips, George’s mother said. “I mean, really, he has made dreams come true.” Speedway MotorSports founder, NASCAR Hall of Famer Bruton Smith and longtime track president Humpy Wheeler both shared a vision of grassroots summer racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway, opening the door for Legends and Bandolero racing.
ON THE COVER
Some local spotlight was shined on our driver as, George was on the cover and the featured article in STROLL Magazine. This publication had a special guest author as well, with the article being written by, non-other than, George's younger sister, Dotty Collins Phillips.
LEGEND CAR SERIES DRIVER GEORGE PHILLIPS READY FOR SUMMER SHOOTOUT
The long awaited US Legend Car Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway has drivers from across the nation excited to compete in the series, including North Carolina's, George Phillips. The competition is an an all time high at the shootout this year with George pushing to head the Series in National Points from here on out and take the State & National Titles for the Young Guns.
As the series unfolds, follow George on Social Media to stay up on his daily happens.
PHILLIPS, IT'S THE POINT OF THE MATTER
George Phillips is in a points race like never before. With his eyes set and focused on the INEX U.S. Legend Car North Carolina State Title, with the ultimate goal is the National Title. In the concept of points racing a driver will maintain a longevity in his events rather then the "go for the gusto" to take the win attitude. Yet George has victory in his heart and in his sights. This young driver allows the vision of his life to be guided, and by that he is vision driven.
As of today, June 7th, 2022 he is a mere 3 points from the top spot in national points. With determination and his focus, George is on his way to having a career building season.
GPR BEGINS NEW MARKETING CAMPAIGN
As in any successful career, the next step is inevitable. In taking that next step, George Phillips Racing has set fourth in the marketing venture of establishing and building relationships with new marketing partners and supporters of his racing endeavors. Working with the necessary tools, a new website, marketing deck and merchandise, George is mind set to take on the business side of this industry of Motorsports.
Last week, George was honored to be a guest speaker at The Dexter William's Basketball Camp in, Morehead City, NC. Attending the Camp previously, George loves Basketball and just love Dexter's Camp. He truly enjoyed speaking in font of the Campers. Basketball and Racing... Yes! In fact, Dexter loves racing and has attended many of George's races. Dexter himself chose George to speak for the youth attending the Camp for the 2022 Summer Season. Inspiration from dedication goes along way when coming from one of your peers.
As George's Banner adorns the Gymnasium of Dexter's Camp, it shows mutual respect and bond has been built between the two. Some might ask, who is Dexter... Well, Dexter "Love Boat" Williams traveled professionally with the Harlem Legends, a group of the Harlem Globetrotters, where he was named one of the “World’s Best Basketball handlers”. Stopping by the Carteret County Speedway to see George race, Dexter has been entertaining folks in the pre-race ceremonies at the North Carolina short track.
Wanting to take your company's marketing in a new direction, or if you are familiar with Motorsports marketing, George Phillips Racing has programs tailored for all forms of sponsorship and marketing platforms. Contact us today!
Up Coming Events
Legend Series Driver, George Phillips Remains Vision Driven
The US Legend Car Series aligned with INEX has a national points battle with George remaining at the top of the charts. Stay tuned on Social for immediate updates.