CRA: Champions return for Indy IRP race

All Six Sunoco Super Series Champions To Be in Action at Indianapolis Raceway Park This Sunday Salem, IN (May 13, 2004) -- Indiana race fans will be treated to a rare occasion this Sunday's Hooters Pro Cup Series and Sunoco Super ...

All Six Sunoco Super Series Champions To Be in Action at Indianapolis Raceway Park This Sunday

Salem, IN (May 13, 2004) -- Indiana race fans will be treated to a rare occasion this Sunday's Hooters Pro Cup Series and Sunoco Super Series combined event at Indianapolis Raceway Park. All six Sunoco Super Series Champions, since the series began in 1997, will be in action on the .686 challenging oval that has been on the Sunoco Super Series schedule since the series first season. Brian Ross, the only two time Sunoco Super Series Champion in 1999 and 2001, is currently competing in his third season with the Hooters Pro Cup Series. Ross was the Hooters Pro Cup Series 2002 Rookie Of The Year and scored seven series wins in his first two seasons. Ross has a Sunoco Super Series record of four wins at Indianapolis Raceway Park and was the winner of the last Hooters Pro Cup event held there in 2002. Ross is also the Sunoco Super Series all time winner with twenty-two victories to his credit.

Also competing in this Sunday's Hooters Pro Cup Series Naturally Fresh 200 Presented By Lucas Oil Products will be 2002 Sunoco Super Series Champion Joel Kauffman. Kauffman, the 2001 Sunoco Super Series Rookie Of the Year, is competing in his second season with the Hooters Pro Cup Series, he was the Hooters Pro Cup Series Northern Division 2003 Rookie Of The Year. Kauffman recently moved his entire racing operation to Mooresville, North Carolina, which is now under the watchful eye of veteran Crew Chief Tim Kohuth. After two events in 2004 Kauffman is currently 5th in Hooters Pro Cup Series Northern Division points with Ross in 10th position.

2003 Sunoco Super Series Champion Bobby Parsley leads the contingent of Sunoco Super Series Champions that will compete in the Sunoco Super Series Steve Keller Tri-Axle Trucking 100 on Sunday. 1997 Champion Kenny Tweedy will be in action, Tweedy has one Sunoco Super Series victory at Indianapolis Raceway Park. 1998 Champion Brian Rievley is trying to get his first ever Sunoco Super Series victory at Indianapolis Raceway Park while 2000 Sunoco Super Series Champion and Rookie Of the Year Scott Hantz tries for his second. After one series event Parsley is currently 3rd in series points, Hantz is 12th, Rievley is 13th and Tweedy is 15th.

Three other Hooters Pro Cup Series drivers competing in Sunday's events have competed with the Sunoco Super Series including former ASA Racing Series Champion Gary St.Amant. St.Amant is currently in second place in series points trailing leader Johnny Rumley by 25 points. Former Sunoco Super Series competitors Glenn Gault and Greg Van Alst will also be in action. Gault is currently 9th in points while Van Alst in 19th.

Gates open Sunday at 11AM, with an Autograph Session scheduled at 12:15PM. The Hooters Pro Cup Series Northern Division Naturally Fresh 200 Presented By Lucas Oil Products will take the green flag at 1:30PM to be followed by the Sunoco Super Series Steve Keller Tri-Axle Trucking 100, immediately following winner circle ceremonies. For additional information go to www.usarprocup.com or to www.sunocosuperseries.com, or to purchase tickets contact Indianapolis Raceway Park at 317-291-4090.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Brian Ross , Joel Kauffman , Johnny R