CORR: Chula Vista: Todd Cuffaro preview

San Diego's Todd Cuffaro Sets Ambitions High Headed into "The Quarry" at Chula Vista International Raceway San Diego, CA - The second half of the 2008 Championship Off Road Racing Season gets underway this weekend and CORR Pro Lite truck racer,...

San Diego's Todd Cuffaro Sets Ambitions High Headed into "The Quarry" at Chula Vista International Raceway

San Diego, CA - The second half of the 2008 Championship Off Road Racing Season gets underway this weekend and CORR Pro Lite truck racer, Todd Cuffaro, has his sights set on the top spot. The San Diego native will be racing locally for the first time this season, as his race shop, Cuffaro Motorsports, is located only a stone's throw from "The Quarry" at Chula Vista International Raceway.

"We're excited about racing here in Chula Vista. All of our family, friends and local sponsors will have the opportunity to come out and see us compete on the track. We ran some fast laps here last year and it's good to be racing close to home. We recently finalized some big changes on both of our CORR Pro Lite race trucks in preparation for the second half of our season. We've hung around the top five throughout the first six rounds of racing, but now it's time to break out from the close pack of racers surrounding me. Our extensive testing during the summer break has provided us with some great insight and we were very fast in our recent test here at this very track only a couple weeks ago. I pushed the envelope in that test and I'm feeling confident heading into this weekend," explained the young San Diego racer.

Culminating 487 points among the 28 CORR Pro Lite teams positions Todd Cuffaro in fifth position overall in the season point's race.

"We've been very close to reaching the podium this season and more of the same clean fast racing will get us into the top three. Our crew has worked on the two race trucks non-stop during the summer break and now it's time to get back into the competitive spirit. We are very ready to see the green flag drop," Cuffaro remarked.

Rounds 7 & 8 will begin Saturday, July 26, 2008 at The Quarry, this very fast and difficult race track that has tested the best of the best since opening in 2007 poses no issues for Todd Cuffaro.

"I love the race track. It's fast and furious and demands technical driving which I feel is one of my strong points. The track also has the biggest jump of the season in any of the three race tracks we visit throughout the season and you cannot hold back, you have to let it fly!" beamed Cuffaro.

Todd Cuffaro has been at the top of the class amongst the 15 Pro Lite rookie racers with his strong performances in the first three weekends of racing.

Cuffaro Motorsports debuted their hardware at the first race of the season and they've never looked back. Arriving to the race track with two race ready CORR Pro Lite trucks, a complete crew, and full mobile race shop pulled behind a Freightliner motor home, Todd has set himself apart from the other 27 Pro Lite teams.

"Throughout the 2007 season, we evaluated what the top teams were doing to win races, secure sponsors and be successful, and to do that we decided to go all in. It's paid off, as we continue to perform within the top five. But this is a long season and we've got 10 more rounds of racing, so anything can happen between now and then," regarded Cuffaro.

For the first time the races will be nationally broadcasted LIVE on network television. You won't want to miss this thrilling first step into the future of CORR's programming. The action begins Saturday, July 26 on SPEED at 3 pm PT and Sunday, July 27 on NBC at 12 pm PT.

Broadcasting from The Quarry in Chula Vista, just south of San Diego, SPEED and NBC will bring you racing LIVE and in high-definition on July 26 and 27.

-credit: www.toddcuffaro.com

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