ALLSTAR: Jimmy Kite to race at two events

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga., July 24, 2003 - Four-time Indianapolis 500 starter Jimmy Kite will join the All Star Circuit of Champions for two events this week. Kite will race the Joe Reddick-owned winged "outlaw" sprint car at The New Capital Speedway in ...

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga., July 24, 2003 - Four-time Indianapolis 500 starter Jimmy Kite will join the All Star Circuit of Champions for two events this week. Kite will race the Joe Reddick-owned winged "outlaw" sprint car at The New Capital Speedway in Holts Summit, Mo. on Friday, July 25, and at St. Francois Co. Speedway in Farmington, Mo. on Saturday, the 26th. The Farmington event holds special meaning for Kite who owns a home just five miles from the raceway but has not raced on the track in five years. The popular IRL IndyCar Series regular will be making his first career start with the touring All Star sprint cars. However, the 26 year old races the yellow and blue Maxim chassis with a Foxco built engine at Benton, Missouri's Auto Tire and Parts NAPA Racepark on weekends that do not conflict with USAC Silver Crown Series or IndyCar Series events where he is scheduled to compete.

"This is going to be a busy week for me testing the Westcon Elevators' Silver Crown car at IRP [Indianapolis Raceway Park] on Thursday and racing Joe's sprint car twice," commented Kite. "I have a lot of friends over in the All Star Circuit and I'm really looking forward to racing with those guys. The All Stars is one of the toughest touring sprint car shows out there and to do well you have to be at the top of your game. I'm pretty confident though. We have been working well with Joe's team all year and I know we can run well. I'm really excited about getting to race in Farmington! I haven't been there since 1999 and it'll be the first time since then that Joe has had both the 12 [Kite's car] and the 12X [Kite's teammate Robbie Standridge] at the track. I fell in love with racing at Farmington when I was a kid so I am really excited about getting out there and racing. "

Kite began his career racing quarter-midgets at the age of eight and worked his way up through mini-sprints, USAC midgets, sprint cars and Silver Crown cars to the Indy Racing League. He is a five-time national champion in various open-wheel series with countless victories. He has a career total of 23 Indy Racing IndyCar Series event starts and $1,505,565 in career IRL earnings. He has raced four times in the Indianapolis 500.

For more on Jimmy Kite, please visit www.jimmykitefans.com. To learn more about Westcon Racing and the team's 2003 USAC Silver Crown campaign with Jimmy Kite, visit www.westconracing.com. For more on the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.allstarsprint.com.

-dhc/tm-

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