WSORR: Eric Ruppel season preview

Ruppel Readies for Run at Championship Chetek, WI ( May 7, 2008) - Eric Ruppel, driving his ...

Ruppel Readies for Run at Championship

Chetek, WI ( May 7, 2008) - Eric Ruppel, driving his #837 PHILSINC.COM Art Carr Transmission BFGoodrich Tires Fords F-150, has his sights set on the 2008 World Series of Off-Road Racing Stock Truck Championship. In 2007, Ruppel won three races and finished the overall season in third place.

"We swept three of four rounds at Crandon and had solid finishes at every venue," remarked Ruppel. "The competition in this class is so close, there's no room for error. We got our suspension really dialed in towards the end of the year and that really made a difference. The last couple of years we have started the season slowly and only to come on strong at the end of the year. The suspension changes will allow the team to be competitive when the green flag drops in Wheatland."

The performance of Ruppel Motorsports on and off the track has allowed the team to re-sign all of its supporters from 2007, and add a few more. One of the newest supporters of the team is Beard Super Seats. The suspension style race seat keeps Eric comfortable and at the top of his game. The support from Phil's Inc., Art Carr Transmission, BFGoodrich Tires, and Optima Batteries keeps Ruppel Motorsports well prepared when the Ford F-150 gets to the track.

The support crew of Kent Kramer and Mark Ewert will continue to ensure that the race truck is ready for every round of racing at the track and back at the shop.

The first weekend of racing in the World Series of Off-Road Racing is May 31-June 1 in Wheatland, Missouri. The fast, yet technical, suits Eric Ruppel's driving style, so look for the blue and white Ford on the podium when the season kicks off.

-credit: Ruppel Motorsports

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