Kincaid wins fourth straight Pro-Lite Championship NEW BERLIN, N.Y. (Sept. 15, 2003) - Three-time defending Championship Off Road Racing (CORR) Pro-Lite Division Champion Jeff Kincaid made it a four-peat this weekend at the Unadilla Valley Off...
Kincaid wins fourth straight Pro-Lite Championship
NEW BERLIN, N.Y. (Sept. 15, 2003) - Three-time defending Championship Off Road Racing (CORR) Pro-Lite Division Champion Jeff Kincaid made it a four-peat this weekend at the Unadilla Valley Off Road Raceway. Kincaid, from Argonne, Wis., drove his Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tacoma to two top-four finishes, his eighth and ninth in 13 races this season, to retain the title.
Kincaid, along with five other Tacoma racers, also helped clinch Toyota's seventh straight manufacturer's championship in the CORR Pro-Lite division. The manufacturer has won every Pro-Lite title in both categories since the race series' inception in 1997.
"It's always a great feeling to win a championship for the team, Forest County Potawatomi, and Toyota," Kincaid reflected. "My only goal this weekend as to run two clean races and get the championship. I think it was tougher this year, having a lead in the points going into the last weekend, than last year when I was behind. It's hard not to go out 100 percent trying to win each race. This time, race wins were secondary."
Kincaid, who is third all time in CORR career victories, also tied for the Pro-Lite lead with four wins in 2003.
Chad Hord and Steve Federico both earned two top-10 finishes at the Unadilla Raceway to take top-five positions in the Pro-Lite driver's championship. Hord raced his Boss Snow Plow Toyota Tacoma to third place overall, 23 points behind Kincaid. One of CORR's most consistent competitors, Hord finished in the top six in 13 of 14 races this season. Steve Federico rounded out the Pro-Lite top five in fifth place. He earned a victory at Bark River this season and nine top-10 finishes. Toyota Tacoma racers Shayne Pagles (10th), Rodney VanEperen (11th and a victory at Dresser), and Jim Kandel (12th) rounded out the top 12 to help win the manufacturer's title.
2002 Pro-4 champion Johnny Greaves earned his fourth win of the season, tied for the division lead, in Saturday's race in New Berlin. The four-time CORR titlist (Pro-Lite champ 1997-99) overcame a first-lap spin out in his Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tundra 4x4 to catch and pass the lead pack of trucks for the victory. Greaves, who had nine top-five finishes in 13 races this season, encountered unfortunate mechanical problems in Sunday's season finale and finished fourth overall in the Pro-4 division.
Kincaid will receive his receive his fourth championship trophy at the CORR Champion's Banquet on Nov. 1, in Green Bay, Wis.