Two Winners Racing 1996 preview

Two Winners Racing Plans '96 Assault FAIRMOUNT, IN (January 5) - After two years of campaigning a multi-car team, Two Winners Racing, Inc., has down-sized its operation to concentrate on winning the World of Outlaws...

Two Winners Racing Plans '96 Assault FAIRMOUNT, IN (January 5) - After two years of campaigning a multi-car team, Two Winners Racing, Inc., has down-sized its operation to concentrate on winning the World of Outlaws championship in 1996. Although there will no longer be a #8TW race car, Kele & Associates has opted to stay with the team as an associate sponsor. Also returning for its 10-year anniversary with the team will be Bayless Automotive. Tom Bayless has supported the Two Winners efforts since the team's inception in 1986. Bob Kramer and Tom Wimmer, team co-owners, will focus on the #7TW Gold Eagle Maxim piloted by Jeff Swindell. Joining Swindell will be a new crew chief, Joe "Tubie" Houk. Before taking the 1995 season off, Houk was the head wrench on Mark Kinser's Maxim. "I'm really excited about working with the TW team," Houk said recently. "They have always fielded a solid race car, and Jeff is a really good race. I just want to go out and win some races." Swindell is also anxious to get the 1996 season underway. "We needed to make some changes, and this is the right way to start," Jeff said. "'Tubie' has the background and knowledge we're looking for; he proved that with Mark. I'm sure this will work out to be a great relationship for all of us." Kramer and Wimmer are confident in Houk's abilities, but they also cited other reasons for putting him charge of their program. "'Tubie' has a great attitude, and it's consistent with what we're trying to do," Kramer said. "We're here to help our sponsors accomplish their marketing goals and put on a good show for the fans, and you do both by winning races." "We all got into racing because we enjoyed it, and 'Tubie' hasn't lost sight of that fact," Wimmer said. "He is not only good at what he does, he still has fun doing it. That kind of attitude rubs off on everyone involved." Houk will be assisted by Tony Leatherman. This will mark the fourth year the Hutchinson, KS, native has been with Two Winners Racing, making him a valuable asset to both Swindell and Houk. The team has also announced plans to change the car's paint scheme. The new design will be unveiled at the Twentieth Anniversary of the Driving Championship Dinner" held at the Chicago O'Hare Hyatt Regency on January 19th. Swindell will join Mario Andretti in signing autographs at the dinner, which is hosted by Dan Cotter of True Value Hardware. WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Mark Kinser , Mario Andretti , Jeff Swindell