Furr to stay with series

By Richard Day MAGNOLIA, MS (April 9) -- Brad Furr is racing for the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' 2001 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award. Furr, who moved into fifth place in the point standings with a pair of top-three finishes in...

By Richard Day

MAGNOLIA, MS (April 9) -- Brad Furr is racing for the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' 2001 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award.

Furr, who moved into fifth place in the point standings with a pair of top-three finishes in the Second Annual Texas Shootout at Houston Raceway Park last weekend, made the announcement to race exclusively with Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Monday before the race at Pike County Speedway.


Brad Furr. Photo: WoO

"The decision to stay with the Pennzoil World of Outlaw Series or move to the Gumout World of Outlaws Series has been a tough one," Brad's father, Randy said. "There are advantages and disadvantages to each choice and, with both a young driver (24) and a young crew chief=20 (Mike Harper, 25), the grueling schedule of the Pennzoil World of=20 Outlaws Series will no doubt be a challenge for Brad Furr Racing.

"However, after an excellent start to the season, the team believes it is up to the challenge. Although our team may lack experience, it does have the benefit of dedication and hard work and a strong desire to establish credibility. Brad spent the off-season honing his skills by racing in Australia and Mike spent long hours in the race shop building a competitive car. Both efforts have clearly paid off.

"The attention to detail in the off-season has provided a world- class, competitive sprint car. In addition, Brad has built some confidence. Although he knows there is no substitution for experience, he does want to compete day-in and day-out with the best."

Furr, who finished fifth in the inaugural World of Outlaws Gumout Series standings a year ago, has driven the Sanmina Eagle into the the top 10 five times in the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' first eight "A" Features. He was the opening-night runner-up behind Andy Hillenburg at Kings Speedway, finished fifth in the O'Reilly Spring Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway and followed Mark Kinser and Jeff Shepard under the checkered flag in the "A" Feature at Houston Raceway Park. He entered Monday's race only seven points behind 1996 Rookie of the Year Joey Saldana.

-WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Brad Furr , Mark Kinser , Joey Saldana