Trans-Am's Ave, LAC Motorsports plan Truck racing

Tony takes on the trucks. Ave, LAC Motorsports plan NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series effort. INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- He's raced almost everything else he could get his hands on, so it's only appropriate that Tony Ave eventually race a truck. That...

Tony takes on the trucks.
Ave, LAC Motorsports plan NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series effort.

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- He's raced almost everything else he could get his hands on, so it's only appropriate that Tony Ave eventually race a truck.

That eventuality will become reality this season when Ave and LAC Motorsports take on the Craftsman Truck Series.

The team that captured the manufacturer's championship in a Panoz Esperante last year in the Trans-Am Series will turn its attention to racing trucks this summer.

"We're having a truck built, and we plan to start racing in June. We're just going to put an attempt out there and see how we do." says Ave.

Ave and LAC Motorsports owner Kerry Alexander plan to race the truck in at least two races during the 2003 season, and then wage a full season effort in 2004, says Ave. His ultimate goal is to race in the NASCAR Winston Cup series.

"The timing is such to get the testing done, and get the team prepared," says Ave, who has experience racing in the ARCA series. At Chicagoland Motor Speedway last year, Ave qualified third and finished fourth. In addition to finishing sixth in the 2002 Trans-Am series points standings, Ave has extensive racing experience in sports cars and open-wheeled series such as USAC Sprints, Midgets, Formula Continentals and Atlantics. A driver who has built a strong reputation for program development, Ave is also frequently hired to participate in testing sessions for a wide variety of race car manufacturers in sports car, stock car and open wheel series.

Ave won the 1992 Oldsmobile Pro Series Championship and the 1993 Pro Sprint World Snowmobile Championship.

For more information about Ave or LAC Motorsports visit www.lacmotorsports.com.

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Series NASCAR Truck , Trans-Am
Drivers Tony Ave , Kerry Alexander