Keith Steele Looks Forward to a Monster Year in the World Series Madison, WI (May 2, 2008) - In 2008, Keith Steele looks to improve upon his rookie season in the Super Truck division, of the World Series of Off-Road Racing. The two-time Stock ...
Keith Steele Looks Forward to a Monster Year in the World Series
Madison, WI (May 2, 2008) - In 2008, Keith Steele looks to improve upon his rookie season in the Super Truck division, of the World Series of Off-Road Racing. The two-time Stock Truck champion, made the move to the big trucks last year, and found the podium his first time out. In fact, the Monster Energy Goodyear Tire Chevrolet Super Truck made it onto the podium six times, including three wins, in 2007.
"We started with a whole new program, last year," comments team owner and driver, Keith Steele. "The Super Truck is obviously much faster and more complex than the Stock Truck. Along with the move up in class, we had to step up our marketing program and all of this takes time. By the time the truck was completed and contracts were signed, we missed the first two rounds of racing. This really put us behind in the championship standings. The competition at this level is incredible. Racing along side perennial champions like Baudoux and Wandasega, was truly an honor. This year we are positioned to be a contender for the championship."
Even after missing the first two rounds of racing, Steele finished fifth in the 2007 WSORR Super Truck Championship standings.
The 2008 season continues for Steele with Monster Energy, as the team's title sponsor, as well as, support from Goodyear Tires, J & H Transmission, Wolverine Performance, Yank Converters, King Shocks, Autoforms, USG Sheetrock, and Cash Coatings.
"It's a great confidence boost when all your partners from the previous year stay with you into the next season," states team manager, Izzy Steele. "Every name on the side of the truck plays an important role in the success of Steele Off-Road Racing. We are honored to be representing all our partners."
The podium finishes during the second half of the 2007 WSORR season, makes Keith Steele one of the drivers to watch in 2008.
The first round of Lucas Oil World Series competition for the #229 Monster Energy Goodyear Tire Chevrolet Silverado is May 31, at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri.