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Freeport driver repeats as Modified class points championships
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Jason Buss finished fifth out of 19 cars in Saturday's season finale championship night race to win a second straight points championship in the modified division at the Lafayette County Speedway.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Athlete of the Week is a new web-only feature that will publish each Friday throughout the calendar year

     Freeport's Jason Buss is the Athlete of the Week for the week of Aug. 3–Aug. 9.

     The 2015 racing season at the Lafayette County Speedway reached the checkered flag on Saturday, Aug. 8, with all four classes point leaders hanging on to win titles on the Season Championship Race Night.

     Buss in his #32J finished fifth out of 19 cars in Saturday's season finale chamionship night race at the LCS to repeat as champion in the Modified class points standings at the track for the for the second year in a row.

     Buss took home the Modified crown with 340 points easily out-distancing runner-up Rick Hammer’s #43, which finished with 313 points. Rounding out the top-five in the class were “Bone” Jeff Larson in the #B1 in third (287), Wade Steinmann in the #7 in fourth (274) and Sean Rupp in the #15 in fifth (262).

      Kyle Hoffman in the #14 cruised to the title in the Sport Modified class, along with Eric Beau in the #23 car in the 4-Cylinder class and Travis Fecht in the #02 truck captured in the Sportsman Truck class.

     Hoffman, Beau and Fecht each won their race during Saturday’s season finale event to hold onto the top spot in their respective divisions. It was Beau’s second championship crown in three seasons at the track, while Hoffman improved on a third-place finish a year ago and Fecht moved up from a seventh-place finish last season.