Tommy St. John and Keller Motorsports Anxious to get back to Illiana Motor Speedway Indianapolis, IN (June 23, 2005) -- Steve Keller and Tommy St. John are anxiously awaiting the trip north to Schererville, Indiana for this weekend's 4th...
Tommy St. John and Keller Motorsports Anxious to get back to Illiana Motor Speedway
Indianapolis, IN (June 23, 2005) -- Steve Keller and Tommy St. John are anxiously awaiting the trip north to Schererville, Indiana for this weekend's 4th Annual Elmer Musgrave Memorial 100 Presented by Texas Corral. St. John will be piloting Keller Motorsports' Tri-axle Trucking Chevrolet on Saturday, June 25 in the first appearance for he Indiana-based, template late model series.
Illiana Motor Speedway was the site St. John made his first appearance in the Championship Racing Association (CRA) Racing series and an impressive appearance it was. St. John stayed on the lead lap and posted a top-15 finish after qualifying 21 out of 37 teams. St. John has had additional success at Illiana, located just 30 minutes south of Chicago, by scoring three top-5 finishes in the CARS Super Truck series in 2000 and 2001.
"I cannot wait to get this new car to Illiana this weekend," said St. John referring to the recently purchased Port City chassis by Keller Motors, "this car has been fast every where we have gone and with Jim's (Cooper) help, I am feeling really good about the race".
St. John currently sits second in the Finishline Fabricating/Cosmetic Gasket Rookie of the Year standing heading into event #10 on the 2005 CRA schedule. If the last few races are any indication what is to come from the team, the Rookie of the Year Championship is definitely within reach.
"This kid is the real deal," commented team owner Steve Keller, "he has been around racing all of his life. He is smart driver, but drives hard. The only trouble he has had on the track is when accidents have found him. Without of few of those, we would be in victory lane by now and that is saying a lot for a Rookie competing on tracks such as Winchester Speedway and IRP (Indianapolis Raceway Park)."