The sport of racing is a swinging pendulum, from the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, often within days of one another.
Pennsylvanian Cody Darrah’s first pinnacle came when he earned the ride in Kasey Kahne’s World Of Outlaws team.
He savored life on the road at Sprint Car racing’s highest level for several years.
Then, the axe fell. Darrah was released earlier this year – sponsorship shortfall it was said – and Darrah headed home.
Home to a welcoming family, with a father who decided to dig in and rebuild the race team he had with Cody before Kasey Kahne came calling. It was a quite a commitment.
But not a leap of faith. Not after last Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway.
That’s where Darrah crested anew, victor of the Bob Weikert Memorial, and $18,000 in prize money. The money is huge, the win is popular but the story line compellling – and Newsmaking.