CORR: Pomona II: Todd Cuffaro preview

Todd Cuffaro Marks Another Big Step Heading To Championship Off Road Racing's LA Fairplex-Pomona In Nissan / UPR Racing Supply CORR Pro Lite San Diego, CA (June 2, 2008) -- Headed into the third race weekend of the 2008 season, Nissan/UPR ...

Todd Cuffaro Marks Another Big Step Heading To Championship Off Road Racing's LA Fairplex-Pomona In Nissan / UPR Racing Supply CORR Pro Lite

San Diego, CA (June 2, 2008) -- Headed into the third race weekend of the 2008 season, Nissan/UPR Racing Supply supported, Todd Cuffaro, continues to make strides in his first full season in the Championship Off Road Racing series.

After two challenging race weekends, the talented San Diego native, is mixed among the best of the Pro Lite field at the top of the series point's standings. Three prior series champions and last year's Crandon World Champion surround one of the fastest phenoms to hit Championship Off Road Racing in many years.

"Consistency on the track is what we've been striving for in the first few race weekends and that won't change much this weekend either. However, we've been to this LA Fairplex-Pomona track already once this year and we will be applying much of what we learned from the season opener here at this race. We continue to improve each race and currently we are sitting in fourth position in the standings. Different than other racers around us, we've yet to podium, but our truck has proven to be very consistent and the team is clicking on all cylinders," explained the Nissan young gun.

Cuffaro's best result this season was fourth thus far, but his consistent efforts in the other three races have positioned him into the top five of the series point's standings. Only six weeks ago, Cuffaro was one of the so-called 2008 CORR season "rookies" adhering to the rookie rule of having the rear bumper of his Nissan/UPR Racing Supply Pro Lite truck emblazoned with reflectorized yellow rookie tape.

"We're going the right way and we are contending for the top-five in each race. We really like the LA Fairplex-Pomona track and we expect to push speeds and reach the podium very soon," commented Cuffaro.

Slated for two days of door-to-door battles with the nation's top CORR teams, a little familiarity certainly will help the 23-year old San Diego business entrepreneur in his racing endeavors. Cuffaro is no stranger to racing, as he's explored several different motor sports disciplines before committing to the exploding off road motor sports series, Championship Off Road Racing.

"The timing for entering the CORR ranks was right for our team. We've raced in the desert and on the asphalt and we were successful winning in both arenas. CORR's inherent national exposure is providing us with an avenue for promotion and exposure in the media and on television. In only the first four races of the season we've garnered some television time and we know there is more in the near future," stated the smiling Cuffaro.

Unlike more than a handful of the 30 plus CORR Pro Lite teams, Cuffaro's first couple of race weekends have been far from a roller coaster ride. In fact, many outsiders have peered into the Cuffaro Motorsports operation looking for that weak link, but none have been found as of yet.

"We've got a really long way to go to make it into championship form, but all the pieces of the puzzle are in place and we're not worried about being in position to charge towards the series championship at the end of the season. I feel confident with the support from our partners, as well as solid team members behind the truck, that we will contend for championship all season long," said Todd.

Fans are encouraged to visit the Cuffaro Motorsports Nissan / UPR Racing Supply Pit Zone to receive signed autograph hero cards of Todd Cuffaro.

Rounds 5 and 6 of the CORR Series will be broadcasted on Speed Channel on Sunday, June 22, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and on NBC Sports on Sunday July 6, 2008 from 12:00 -- 1:30 p.m. Visit www.corracing.com for the full season of the television broadcast schedule.

Sponsors of the #46 CORR Pro Lite are Nissan Motorsports, UPR Racing Supply, FOX Racing Shox, Sparco, BFGoodrich Tires, MSD Ignitions, Red Line Oil, Competitive Metals, Miller Machine Works and Cuffaro Motorsports & Race Prep.

-credit: www.toddcuffaro.com

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