Seventeen year old Megan Reitenour, development driver for Nesbitt Racing Enterprises, won the Extreme Trophies 100 at Hickory, NC, on October 26, 2008.
Reitenour qualified in the second position of a sixteen car field and wasted no time gaining the lead on the first lap of the race but the day was mired with adversity. On lap 46, contact was made between Reitenour and a competitor causing Reitenour to cut a right front tire down. Reitenour quickly pitted for a tire change and air pressure adjustment and strategically worked her way back through the field.
On lap 62, Reitenour was involved in a collision causing her to restart at the back of the field. Reitenour again, wasted no time working her way back to the front of the field and regained the first place position on lap 72. Megan Reitenour claimed her third victory of the season at Hickory Motor Speedway and captured the 2008 Rookie of the Year title for the series.
Reitenour said, "We had high expectations coming into today's race. We had a couple of obstacles but I kept my focus, communicated well with my team who provided me with a wicked fast race car and just worked my way to the front of the field for the win. We started the season out with a win and we ended the season with a win and Im very happy with how our season turned out.
I would like to thank my team and my sponsors who helped me with this race, CompCal, Fairfield Inn by Marriott (Hickory)."