Truemner is triumphant in race for IMCA Eastern Region rookie of the year award
Victorya Truemner raced to rookie of the year honors in the Dirt Works Eastern Region for IMCA Modifieds this season. At right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)IMLAY CITY, Mich. – A fourth generation driver looking to make a name for herself in the racing world earned rookie of the year honors this season in IMCA’s Dirt Works Eastern Region for Modifieds.Sixteen-year-old Victorya Truemner of Imlay City was a weekly regular at both Tri-City Motor Speedway and Silver Bullet Speedway and had four outings at a third Michigan speed plant, Crystal Motor Speedway, as well.The Imlay City High School junior posted five top five finishes in 30 starts before wrapping up the season with a 10th place showing at Crystal’s Great Lakes Nationals.“This is something I would like to do for a living. I like the division and I like the sportsmanship of everyone I raced with,’ said Truemner, citing late-season help from her competition in getting a motor replaced so she could get back on track.“I was very satisfied with the way I ended the season. My goal was to make Great Lakes Nationals my first year racing it and I definitely reached that,” she continued. “Taking the green flag was wild. It was definitely one of the best things I’ve done in my racing career.”That career began in go-karts. Truemner moved up to a local street stock class and won numerous features, as well as the 2016 track title at Silver Bullet.“I’m already looking forward to next year,” said Truemner, who will wheel a newer Dirt Works ride in her sophomore season.Truemner became the second female driver to win IMCA Modified regional rookie of the year honors while Mitchell Hunt was also 16 when he topped rookie points in the Eastern Region in 2015.Wins-0 Top Five Finishes-5 Starts-30HER CREW: Father Gary, stepmother Kathy, mother Susan and grandfather Dana Truemner.HER SPONSORS: Truebuilt of Imlay City; CU Tech of Cass City; Woodyzzz Motel of Caro; Fricke Asphalt of Grand Rapids; Skalnek Ford of Lake Orion; and A & A Manufacturing of Spring Lake.