WS: Kristen Bumbera returns at Iowa

KRISTIN BUMBERA REJOINS THE NASCAR CAMPING WORLD WEST SERIES IN IOWA SEPT 4th HOUSTON, TX -- August 19, 2009 Kristin Bumbera returns to the West Series September 4th to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Series race at Iowa Speedway. The...

KRISTIN BUMBERA REJOINS THE NASCAR CAMPING WORLD WEST SERIES IN IOWA SEPT 4th

HOUSTON, TX -- August 19, 2009 Kristin Bumbera returns to the West Series September 4th to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Series race at Iowa Speedway. The Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades 125 will be Bumbera's second time to visit the .875-mile tri-oval this season. In May she drove in the East / West combo race for Bobby Hamilton Jr. Racing with a disappointing 28th place finish. Bumbera left the team shortly thereafter and is competing with her own team, Next Generation Racing, Inc. based out of Houston, TX.

This 21-year-old Texan has shown some grit this season and is a firm believer that if you stick to your morals - never giving up - that good things will come. "I wouldn't be racing in Iowa if it were not for some good-hearted people who have seen me struggle this season with my previous team," Bumbera said. "John and Jonathon Gomez, owners of Century Boatland in Twin Falls, ID have stepped up to the plate and sponsored me so that I can get back out on the track this season. The irony in the situation is that Jonathon happens to be another driver who also struggled with his previous team earlier in the season. So he knows exactly what I'm dealing with off the track and the financial losses we're trying to overcome. We couldn't be more excited about partnering with Jonathon and going racing!"

This season Bumbera became the highest-ranking full-time female driver in any NASCAR series. She is currently racing part-time in the NCWS as well as competing in super late model races throughout the country. "We are just like many other race teams these days who are dealing with the economy the best they can. However our team is unique being female-owned and female-driven. We're looking for that product that could use a female to promote it," Bumbera said hopefully.

Bumbera who has been racing since the age of 8 has 16 wins, 52 top 5's, 92 top 10's, and multiple track records to her credit. She was honored at Daytona in February by NASCAR and named last years Drive for Diversity Program Participant of the Year for her accomplishments and character on and off of the racetrack.

-credit: ngr

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