Kris Stump to be owner/driver in 2004

PENDLETON, Ind. (December 9, 2003) -- Second year ASA National Tour driver Kris Stump announced his plans for the coming 2004 season on the Sunday, November 30 edition of "The Shur-Good Racing Report," an evening radio program broadcast live ...

PENDLETON, Ind. (December 9, 2003) -- Second year ASA National Tour driver Kris Stump announced his plans for the coming 2004 season on the Sunday, November 30 edition of "The Shur-Good Racing Report," an evening radio program broadcast live on Cincinnati's legendary AM powerhouse 700 WLW. The show can be heard in over 38 states.

Stump has elected to start his own team, to be known as Kris Stump Racing. A 5,000 sq. ft. race shop located halfway between Dayton and Cincinnati in West Chester, Ohio, will be the team's headquarters.

"With the shop halfway between Dayton and Cincinnati not only is it possible for me to be there everyday, but it truly offers easy access for sponsors to showcase their marketing tool other than just on race day," said Stump. "We have an open door policy with our sponsors, something they seem to appreciate and take advantage of. We are still seeking additional partners for next year. We have a very marketable package for any business in the Cincinnati, greater Dayton and even Northern Kentucky or Southern Indiana area."

Glenn Allen Jr., an ASA veteran and former NASCAR Busch Series Rookie-of-the-Year, will fill the position of Team Manager and bring a career of experience and knowledge to Kris Stump Racing. Crew Chief duties have been assigned to Tommy Simpson, an accomplished crewmember and auto body fabricators with a considerable ASA background.

This past season, Stump competed in ASA competition for veteran series car owner Noah Yoder of Hicksville, Ohio. Prior to that, Stump had owned his own operation since he began racing at the local level.

"This team is designed to put me in the best possible scenario with the ASA National Tour for 2004," said the 23 year-old Stump, a Tipp City, Ohio native. "I know the key to a successful team is having successful people who are given the opportunity to showcase their talents. I have always known that one of the things I wanted in my own team was the chance to showcase the talents of the people. After looking around the ASA National Tour this past season, I was able to see who some of the brightest and most talented people were. That's why I took up Glenn Allen Jr. on his offer to manage the team. Glenn and I agreed that Tommy Simpson was the number one name on both our lists for a possible crew chief."

Stump will return to running a Port City Chassis. "I am really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of a Port City Chassis," he said. "Different people prefer different types of chassis. I ran Port City cars in the past in Late Models and won many races with them. I guess you could say they are my preference."

The 2004 ASA National Tour will commence an 18-event schedule on Saturday, March 27 at USA International Speedway in Lakeland, Fla.

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