With four races scheduled at the Heartland Park Topeka event, 22 percent of the of the season championship points are yet to be earned (20 possible per race). While Heartland Park Topeka has hosted many NHRA drag racing and World of Outlaws events, this will be the first time the CORR Series will visit the track.
Heading into the final weekend, Jeff Kincaid of Argonne, Wis., leads the Pro-Lite Class by 30 points with 225. He has had a stellar season so far earning 10 wins out of 14 races. Should Kincaid win two of the final four events, he will not only lock up the championship, but he will also be inked in the record books for earning more wins in one season than any other driver in CORR history. The current record holder is Kincaid's teammate, Johnny Greaves, who earned 11 Pro-Lite wins in 1999 and now competes in the Pro-2 Class with his new two-wheel-drive Toyota Tundra.
Toyota has locked in the Manufacturer's Championship in the Pro-Lite class as Tacoma racers Chris Brandt, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, (two wins - second overall) and Mark Krueger, of Green Bay, Wis., (fourth overall) join Kincaid atop the standings.
Rod Millen, driving a four-wheel-drive Toyota Tundra, is also in contention for a championship in the Pro-4 Class. Currently 18 points away from the lead, he is second in points with 209. He has won five of 14 events to date this year. A five-time overall Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Champion in a Celica and Tacoma, this is the Newport Beach, Calif., resident's second year in the CORR series. No neophyte to short-course off-road racing, Millen previously won three consecutive driver's championships (1992-94) in the old Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group (MTEG) stadium series with Toyota.
ROD MILLEN , Toyota Tundra Pro-4 Driver/Team owner of Rod Millen Motorsport:
"It will be interesting starting next to MacCachren all weekend since we're chasing him in the standings. Since were 18 points behind, I really have to push it to win every race. If the track is as technical as I hear it is, that will definitely favor our Tundra."
JOHNNY GREAVES , Toyota Tundra Pro-2 Driver/Co-owner of Greaves-Kincaid Motorsports:
"The Tundra ran really great in Indy at the last race. We led a few laps on Sunday and could have had a victory. Topeka is a new event this year, and it's suppose to have a lot of moguls and woop-de-doos along with some large jumps, so it should be different than any other track we run at."
JEFF KINCAID , Toyota Tacoma Pro-Lite Driver/Co-owner of Greaves-Kincaid Motorsports:
"My main goal this weekend is to win the [Pro-Lite] championship. As far as I'm concerned, second place is the first loser. I'm still gonna go for a win every race, but I'll be a little more clean in the first two corners at the start. Topeka is suppose to be a pretty rough track, which will favor my Tacoma's durability."
<pre> 2000 CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACING The CORR/EXXON Superflo Pro Series at Heartland Park Heartland Park Topeka 0.75 Miles Date: October 21-22 Location: Topeka, Kansas Round: 15, 16, 17 & 18 of 18
Broadcast: (ESPN2) Round 15 - 11/7, 11 a.m. ** all times Eastern Round 16 - 11/20, 11 a.m.
Round 17 - 11/21, 1 p.m. Round 18 - 11/27, 11:30 a.m.
Course Length: 0.75 Miles
Divisions: Pro-4 (Full-Size 4WD Trucks)
Pro-2 (Full-Size 2WD Trucks)
Pro-Lite (Light-Duty 2WD Trucks)