Sunoco Super Series Set For Return Visit To Baer Field Speedway Salem, IN (October 13, 2004) -- The Sunoco Super Series is set for it's return visit to Baer Field Speedway in this Sunday's Sunoco 125 Presented By Angola Motor Speedway. The Â½...
Sunoco Super Series Set For Return Visit To Baer Field Speedway
Salem, IN (October 13, 2004) -- The Sunoco Super Series is set for it's return visit to Baer Field Speedway in this Sunday's Sunoco 125 Presented By Angola Motor Speedway. The ½ mile track located in Fort Wayne, Indiana will host the series for the second time this season. On August 12th the series sanctioned the 7th Annual International Truck & Engine Gold Cup 100 were Eddie Hoffman won his second straight Sunoco Super Series event of the season. Hoffman also won the same show in 2003, which was his first ever race with the Sunoco Super Series. Finishing second to Hoffman at both shows was Angola's Scott Hantz. Hantz broke Hoffman's track record in qualifying, only to have Hoffman break Hantz's record a short time later in qualifying.
Sunday's event looked to renew the Hantz and Hoffman battle until Hoffman's car was heavily damaged at I-70 Speedway Saturday night. The TK Racing Team is trying to fix the car to compete in Sunday's event, but as of Wednesday had still not entered. Hantz will debut a new Finishline Fabricating car this weekend after destroying his original Finishline car at Anderson Speedway on September 18th.
Sunoco Super Series point's leader Chuck Barnes Jr. comes into Sunday's event with a 24 point lead over veteran series racer Junior Hanley, who's car owner is local racing legend Larry Zent. Hanley will be looking to gain on Barnes at his team's "home track". Scott Hantz is currently third in points, 29 behind Barnes. Hantz had gained the most points of any racer in the points battle up until his bad luck at Anderson Speedway followed by a bad run in his back-up car at Rockford Speedway. Hantz has two series victories at Baer Field Speedway, which is tied with Eddie Hoffman for the most series victories at that track.
The series Backstretch Performance/Blake Carburetion/Reed Cams Rookie Of The Year points battle is also very close with two series point events left in the season. Chris Gabehart holds a 10 point lead over Steve Moenck in the adjusted rookie points, each rookie gets to drop his worse two finishes of the season. Gabehart is coming off a great second place finish in last Saturday's World Cup 300 at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Missouri.
Several series drivers will be doing double duty this Sunday at Baer Field Speedway in the NAPA Auto Parts 125 Outlaw Late Model event that is also Presented By Angola Motor Speedway. Scott Hantz, who won an Outlaw Late Model event earlier this season at Baer Field Speedway, will be looking for double victories as he did in the Sunoco Super Series event at Columbus Motor Speedway were he won the Sunoco Super Series event and companion Outlaw Late Model event. 2003 Sunoco Super Series Champion Bobby Parsley will do double duty, he is still trying to get his first victory of the 2004 season. Former Angola Speedway Outlaw Late Model Champion and ASA racing Series competitor Jack Landis will also do the double along with JR Roahrig, a former series winner at Baer Field Speedway, and Jason Shively, a former track Champion at Baer Field Speedway.
Pit Gates will open for Sunday's event at Baer Field Speedway at 9AM. Spectator Gates will open at 11AM, practice will begin at 11AM, followed by qualifying at 12:30PM. The day's race program will begin at 2PM. There is open practice for both divisions on Saturday from 12Noon until 7PM followed by a racers party. More information is available at www.sunocosuperseries.com