ZEPHYRHILLS' REUTIMANN MOTORSPORTS ANNOUNCES SILVER CROWN COMMITMENT FOR 2006 INDIANAPOLIS -- Reutimann Motorsports Inc. of Zephyrhills, Fla., one of Florida's premier Sprint car teams, has announced its intentions to run the new generation...
ZEPHYRHILLS' REUTIMANN MOTORSPORTS ANNOUNCES SILVER CROWN COMMITMENT FOR 2006
INDIANAPOLIS -- Reutimann Motorsports Inc. of Zephyrhills, Fla., one of Florida's premier Sprint car teams, has announced its intentions to run the new generation Silver Crown Series car, slated for its first competition in 2006.
Wayne Reutimann Jr. of Zephyrhills will be the driver for the newly purchased Stealth, which will utilize Ed Pink engines. Case Contracting Co. will continue to be the primary sponsor, with James-Rivard, Bilstein Shock and Weld Wheel on board as associate sponsors.
"To be able to go to a few races with the Busch and Cup guys and the IRL contingent, you're running in front of people," Reutimann said. "Everybody wanted TV and to make more money, and we're getting both of those. I'm looking forward to running these cars next season, and additionally, will continue to run on the dirt."
Reutimann made his Silver Crown debut in 2003 at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds and in 2004 was honored as the series' Rookie of the Year after starting 10 races and finishing 24th in the final point standings. He improved tremendously in 2005, finishing seventh in series points after three Top-10 finishes, including a career-best sixth in the "Copper World Classic" in Avondale, Ariz.
In addition to his Silver Crown endeavors, Reutimann also pilots one of the family's several Sprint cars. He competes frequently in the Tampa Bay Auto Racing Association, and this season won the pavement championship in the United Sprint Car Series.
Stealth has been one of the leading manufacturers of the new Silver Crown car. The company tested Michael Lewis in late October, and Stealth president Joey Martin is enthused not only by the increased interest, but also of the progression of the car.
"We're very pleased to be associated with dedicated racers like Chuck Christensen and Wayne Reutimann Jr.," Martin said. "The progress that we're making is very positive, given that we've tested with good results at Indianapolis Raceway Park, and we look forward to more progression and contact with other interested owners."