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Steele Continues Monster Performance -- Makes it Four Straight in Limited 2 Two Top-10 finishes in PRO-2WD as well Madison, WI (July 15, 2009) - In a nearly identical performance from the Spring Crandon Run, Keith Steele sweeps the weekend of ...

Steele Continues Monster Performance -- Makes it Four Straight in Limited 2
Two Top-10 finishes in PRO-2WD as well

Madison, WI (July 15, 2009) - In a nearly identical performance from the Spring Crandon Run, Keith Steele sweeps the weekend of racing in TORC Sportsman Limited 2 truck division, and then bolts on a set of Kumho Project tires to come home with two Top-10 finishes in the PRO-2WD category. Over the years, there have been buggy drivers competing in two different race division with the same vehicle, but not in the truck classes, and not with this level of success.

After dominating the TORC Sportsman Limited 2 truck division so far this year, Keith Steele and his #29 Monster Energy Kumho Tire Chevy have a commanding lead for the Championship trophy. Meanwhile, the same Monster Energy Chevy is eleventh out of nineteen PRO-2WD racers, even after missing two rounds of racing. The team's best PRO-2WD finish this year has been sixth and the worst, ninth. In all six rounds, Keith has taken the checkered flag, no DNFs.

"Some people ask me how are you able to run both classes," remarks Keith Steele. "It all comes down to preparation and knowing your limitations. I know I can't really compete with the top PRO-2WD guys with my restricted motor, but I know if I can stay out of trouble and make it to the mandatory yellow still on the lead lap, I can make a little noise with my driving. So far this year, it's worked out well for Steele Off-Road and this Monster Energy Kumho Tire truck."

In 2008, Keith dominated the Limited 2 division, formerly known as Super Truck or Sportsman 2, in which he won the championship and was names SRT Driver of the Year. These are titles he hopes to win in the Professional ranks one day as well.

"Our funding is limited this year, all the changes and turmoil that went on in the off-season really hurt our race program. We are working with current partners and have hired an agent in an effort to keep our team funded so we can continue to race in 2009 and beyond."

You watch all the TORC PRO truck action this Sunday July 19, 11:30am eastern on ESPN 2.

The next race for Steele Off-Road Racing is the Sportsman Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL -- is July 24-25, at the Oshkosh Speedzone in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

"Only two rounds of racing for us at Oshkosh, what will we do with all our extra time" exclaimed the always busy Team Coordinator, Izzy Steele.

Keith Steele would like to thank all its product supporters, including: J & H Transmission, Yank Torque Converters, K & N Filters, Howe Performance, Wolverine Performance, and Phil's Inc.

-credit: - www.steeleoffroad.com

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