WSORR: Steele Off-Road Race Team awards banquet summary

Steele Gives Monster the Trifecta World Champ, Class Champ, & Driver of the Year. Madison (October 8, 2008) - The Steele Off-Road Race Team gathered at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino for the 2008 Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing Awards ...

Steele Gives Monster the Trifecta
World Champ, Class Champ, & Driver of the Year.

Madison (October 8, 2008) - The Steele Off-Road Race Team gathered at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino for the 2008 Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing Awards Banquet and to celebrate a dream season. The Madison, Wisconsin native grabbed the Super Truck points lead after Round 4, and stayed at the top of the chart all the way to the final round in Crandon.

In Keith Steele's first complete season in the Super Truck division, the Monster Energy Goodyear Tire Chevy Silverado dominated the competition with eleven podium finishes during twelve rounds of racing. The eleven podium finishes were a combination of eight victories, one runner-up finish, and two third place finishes. For the season, Keith finished an incredible, forty points ahead of second place. Along with the Championship paycheck, Keith as well as all the class winners, was presented a Traxxis "Slash," a 1/10 scale radio controlled Short-Course Model Race Truck.

Round 11 has a special meaning for all short course off-road racers. The class winner of this round at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway is given the title of World Championship and is awarded the Championship Ring, one of the most coveted prizes in four wheel dirt motorsports. Keith avoided a first lap pileup and battled his way to the front to become 2008 Super Truck World Championship. At the WSORR Awards Banquet, Keith, along with the other Round 11 winners, was presented the one of kind 2008 championship ring.

Along with the championships, Keith also took home the KC Hilities Year End Award and the MSD Ignition SRT Year End Award.

The "Driver of the Year" Award was the only title that was not announced before the banquet. Keith Steele was the recipient of the 2008 WSORR SRT "Driver of the Year" award as he scored the most points in all the SRT classes.

"This really was a dream season," commented Keith Steele. "It all starts with the support of my family and friends that help out at the shop and at the track. Without a strong support group, this season could not be accomplished. The partnership from Monster Energy allowed us to put this program together. Then all the other companies that make this truck go like it does, are all important as well, including, Wolverine Performance, Goodyear Tire, J & H Transmission, Autoform Development, King Shocks, KCHilites, MSD Ignition, K & N, Precision Gear, Yank Torque Converters, Phil's Inc., USG, and Cash Coatings. Next year I'm looking forward to the competition in PRO-2WD."

-credit: www.steeleoffroad.com

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