Ken Epsman to drive for T.O.E Performance Suisun City, Calif -- When the rookie drivers of the NASCAR Grand National Division, AutoZone West Series met for the Blue Lizard Australian Suncream 200 Rookie Meeting, rookie-driver Ken Epsman of ...
Ken Epsman to drive for T.O.E Performance
Suisun City, Calif -- When the rookie drivers of the NASCAR Grand National Division, AutoZone West Series met for the Blue Lizard Australian Suncream 200 Rookie Meeting, rookie-driver Ken Epsman of Santa Clara will be the oldest in the room, at the age of 53. Ken Epsman will be joining forces will Tony Oddo and the T.O.E Performance team to drive the # 25 Racers Blend Coffee Critic/Redline Oil Ford. This will be the third appearance of the T.O.E Performance team this season. Previously with Eric Humphries behind the wheel, the team recorded a top-ten finish this season.
Tony Oddo and Ken Epsman have known each other for some twenty-years. In the late eighties, Oddo sold Epsman a 1988 Ford Thunder Bird, driven by NASCAR driver Bill Elliott. Epsman has since been a valuable part of the vintage stock car circuit. The two will come together again in the wine country with Racers Blend Coffee Critic, Redline Oil, Hall Fabrication & Racing, and Landgro Landscape Designs Services on June 24th for the Grand National Division, AutoZone West Race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California.
"This is a different type of racing for me, but with a well prepared T.O.E Performance car I have confidence we'll do a good job," said Epsman. "Infineon Raceway is a track that I'm familiar with, and also enjoying racing at."
Competing in over seventy races at Infineon Raceway in various cars, Epsman has vast experience with the track. Epsman, who primarily competes in the vintage stock car circuit, is ready for the challenge of the Grand National Division, AutoZone West Series.
Tony Oddo Sr. of Suisun City, who runs T.O.E Performance with his son Tony Oddo Jr., is a longtime engine builder, who has worked with some of NASCAR's best. Oddo Sr. built engines for Richard Petty in the70's and for Bill Elliott during the late 80's, and is by no means a stranger to the NASCAR scene.
"Ken will be a great driver for the # 25 Racers Blend Coffee Critic/Redline Oil Ford," says Oddo. "Tom Dwyer, instructor at Infineon, helped us last week with the set-up of the car during testing. Ken was able to get in the car, and after only 4 laps, he was able to post-competitive times."