2008 Chassis Builder's Challenge winner announced

Maxim Racing Claims World of Outlaws Chassis Builder's Challenge: Award Winnings to Lucas Wolfe, 2008 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Concord, NC-- November 6, 2008--For the second consecutive season, Maxim Racing won the Advance Auto Parts...

Maxim Racing Claims World of Outlaws Chassis Builder's Challenge: Award Winnings to Lucas Wolfe, 2008 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year

Concord, NC-- November 6, 2008--For the second consecutive season, Maxim Racing won the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Chassis Builder's Challenge, which awarded points after each race to the three chassis manufacturers that were participants.

Points were awarded on a five, four, three basis, determined by the highest finishing full-time Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driver utilizing each of the eligible chassis, with the highest finisher receiving five points, and the next highest finishing manufacturer receiving four points, with the final participant earning three points.

On the strength of 28 wins by six eligible drivers, Maxim picked up the 2008 Chassis Builder's Challenge award over J&J Auto Racing and Triple X Race Company.

"It means as lot to win this award," said Mike Long, Vice President of Operations for Maxim Racing. "We are able to showcase our products on a day in and day out basis and receive returns on that. We are proud to be part of the Chassis Builder's Challenge and part of the World of Outlaws."

Leading the way for Maxim was Craig Dollansky, who had eight overall wins, with 20-time series champion Steve Kinser just behind him with seven victories, including the $40,000 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway. Other drivers that picked up wins to earn points for Maxim in the Chassis Builder's Challenge this season included: Jac Haudenschild who was victorious five times, including the $50,000 Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in California, Daryn Pittman who had four wins, including the $50,000 Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, Kraig Kinser who won twice and Tony Bruce Jr., who scored his first career World of Outlaws win at 34 Raceway back in July.

Following a win by Craig Dollansky at Paducah International Raceway in Kentucky on July 28, Maxim rattled off six consecutive wins, which was the longest streak of any chassis builder this season in World of Outlaws action, with Pittman, Kinser and Bruce among the victors during that span of races.

For winning the 2008 Chassis Builder's Challenge, Maxim received $3,000, which they passed along to Lucas Wolfe, the 2008 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year.

"It's a very good way to end the season," said Wolfe. "We use Maxim cars so it is great to see them win the Chassis Builder's Challenge. We completed our rookie year and were able to win the rookie of the year and this is a great way to wrap the year up receiving this from Maxim."

Wolfe drove the Allebach Racing Maxim in his first full season on the road with the World of Outlaws. The native of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania picked up nine Top-10 finishes, despite missing nearly two months of action with a back injury. He scored a season-best second-place finish at North Central Speedway in early October, after a podium performance at Orange County Fair Speedway in New York at the end of September.

"We've always had a strong connection with the Rookie of the Year," noted Long. "Chuck Merrill, the owner of Maxim, is very passionate about recognizing up-and-coming drivers. We are proud to be able to give something back to the young drivers and hopefully that motivates more drivers to come into the sport for years to come."

The 2009 Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series kicks off February 6-8 at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida with the 38th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH.

-credit: woo

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Kraig Kinser , Lucas Wolf , Jac Haudenschild , Tony Bruce Jr.