Salem, IN (January 14, 2004) -- Kansas City, Missouri native Joe Ross will make the long haul from his Midwest home to compete in several Sunoco Super Series events in 2004. Ross competed with the series in seven events in 1999, four events at Anderson Speedway, one event at Salem Speedway, one event at Baer Field Speedway and one event at Angola Motor Speedway with a best finish of 8th at Anderson Speedway on June 12th, 1999.
"We really looked forward to racing with the Sunoco Super Series again during the 2004 season," remarked Ross. "We have missed racing with the Sunoco Super Series, but we wanted to be competitive when we came back. In 1999 I ran a Steel Headed Motor with the required, at that time, 390 Carburetor that just really put us way down on horsepower compared to everyone else. We will be more competitive this time around now that we can run a 750 Carburetor on our Steel Headed Motor and we just purchased a 9 to 1 motor from A.P. Racing Engines that will hopefully help bring us to the front!"
Ross plans on racing in about 75 % of the Sunoco Super Series and Super Tour shows in 2004 with sponsorship from Vance Motorsports.
"The series gets to come race in my part of the country with the Super Tour event at I-70 Speedway. I have raced there off and on in the past including three events last season. I think making the World Cup a Super Tour event was a great move by the management of I-70 Speedway!"
Ross plans to also compete with the United States Late Model Association again in 2004, in 2003 Ross got one win in Colorado, a second in Albuquerque and finished third in overall points. Ross will also run selected events at I-70 Speedway.