After an ambitious 38-race season, Gleason’s Justin Mondeik and his family received the ultimate reward in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a member of the Kulwicki Driver Development Program (KDDP), they were all invited to spend the week in NASCAR’s capitol city.
“It was an amazing experience to visit the race teams down there and get a first-hand perspective of how much really goes into NASCAR,” explained Mondeik. “On Thursday night it all came full-circle at the KDDP Awards Banquet. I was congratulated by guys like Mark Martin, Bobby Allison, Tony Gibson, Paul Andrews and others at Charlotte Motor Speedway.”
Mondeik was recognized last March as one of only seven drivers in the country to represent the KDDP. Being a team Owner/Driver from Wisconsin, the 21-year-old Michigan Tech engineering student draws many parallels to the late Kulwicki. This past Thursday would’ve marked Alan Kulwicki’s 63rd Birthday, and was also the third KDDP awards banquet. Speed51.com broadcasted the event live on Facebook and their website, reaching over 8,000 viewers nationwide.
“It was a humbling honor to represent AK’s legacy all year. Being able to celebrate with his friends and family was the best ending possible to our busy race season. We will work hard to get back here next December and will hopefully come home with that Kulwicki Cup,” added Mondeik.
Justin’s De-Mon Racing, LLC. is looking forward to an action-packed 2018 season. His schedule will include racing at Slinger Nationals, full-time at State Park Speedway, the TUNDRA Super Late Models Series, and the ARCA Midwest Tour. Follow him on Facebook (DeMonRacing44) and Twitter (JustinMondeik44) for detailed event information.