TORC: Holtger Motorsports Crandon II preview

Holtger Motorsports Becomes a Serious Contender in Light Buggy The family team of Holtger Motorsports has always made sure that their time at the race track was fun. In 2009 they have had fun finishing on the podium. The three racer team of ...

Holtger Motorsports Becomes a Serious Contender in Light Buggy

The family team of Holtger Motorsports has always made sure that their time at the race track was fun. In 2009 they have had fun finishing on the podium. The three racer team of Stephanie and Craig Paitl (husband and wife) and Bryan Holtger (Stephanie's brother), has seen steady improvement all year long. The team's unappointed leader, Stephanie enjoys the time behind the wheel of the #144 HBI IMCI Goodyear Buggy and much as she does hanging out at the track with family and friends. The guys on the team split their driving duties every weekend and have their own competition between themselves as well as with the other twenty competitors in their class.

Early in the season, you would see all three Holtger drivers discussing and making changes to their buggy's suspension, looking for that competitive edge. The hard work on and off the track has paid off as 2009 has been the team's best season, with eight of the ten rounds completed in the TORC SRT Light Buggy Championship, the team has five top-6 finishes including two runner up finishes and one win!

"We come out here to have fun, but we want to be competitive and finish up front," remarked Craig Paitl. "Steph and Bryan's dad raced when they were kids, I met Steph thanks to racing, and we always have friends and family at track. We kid each other on who finished better every weekend and we always go home with a smile."

The final weekend of the TORC SRT Light Buggy Championship is this weekend in Crandon, Wisconsin.

Don't be surprised if you see Holtger Motorsports back on the box during the 40th anniversary celebration of off-road racing event.

-credit: hm

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