IRL: Kansas Calkins continues streak

KANSAS CITY, KAN., Sunday, July 8, 2001 - Buzz Calkins, of Denver, continued his streak of consecutive events running at the checkered flag today with a 13th-place finish here at Kansas Speedway. Starting 18th, the Bradley Food Marts/ Sav-O-Mat ...

KANSAS CITY, KAN., Sunday, July 8, 2001 - Buzz Calkins, of Denver, continued his streak of consecutive events running at the checkered flag today with a 13th-place finish here at Kansas Speedway. Starting 18th, the Bradley Food Marts/ Sav-O-Mat Dallara fought through handling difficulties and the Kansas heat to take the 37th checkered flag of his 48-race Indy Racing career in the Ameristar Casino Indy 200.

The 30 year-old driver, who holds the record of consecutive races running at the finish at 13, has finished ten straight races to date going back to Kentucky of 2000.

Calkins maintained a top-ten points position, held since the season-opener, with the finish. The #12 Bradley Food Marts/ Sav-O-Mat entry is currently ninth in Northern Light Series points with 156 markers. The top-fifteen finish earned Bradley Motorsports $40,500.

"We're disappointed," said the 1996 Indy Racing Northern Light Series co-champion about his day. "We worked on the Bradley Food Marts/ Sav-O-Mat Dallara all day but could never get the handling right."

Bradley Petroleum owns 65 convenience stores and gas stations in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming operating under the Bradley Food Mart and Sav-O-Mat names.

The Bradley Food Marts/ Sav-O-Mat Dallara-Oldsmobile will move on to its third straight event at a new track on July 21st at Nashville Superspeedway. The team will test at the Nashville concrete oval on Tuesday, July 10th.

For more on Buzz Calkins and Bradley Motorsports, please visit www.BuzzCalkins.com.

-Bradley Motorsports-

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