Michigan Bud Kaeding Rejoins Dorricott Racing

* What BOB DORRICOTT has to say: "We have three very good drivers that have the ability to win at Michigan. The greatest challenge with rookie drivers at a super speedway is convincing them that running with another car, whether it is a...

* What BOB DORRICOTT has to say:

"We have three very good drivers that have the ability to win at Michigan. The greatest challenge with rookie drivers at a super speedway is convincing them that running with another car, whether it is a teammate or another driver, it is the only way they can win"

* Dorricott Racing landed on the podium in its last visit to Michigan. Motocross legend Jeff Ward, who was Dorricott Racing's primary driver in 1996, finished third place in the inaugural Lights race at Michigan. * Bud Kaeding rejoins Dorricott Racing for his third of four scheduled Lights races in 1998. Kaeding debuted at St. Louis and then ran his second Lights race one week later at Milwaukee. The 18-year-old accomplished sprint car driver from Campbell, Calif., is also scheduled to race at the California Speedway in Fontana in the Indy Lights season finale. * Kaeding is a third generation sprint car racer who has followed in the proud lineage of his father, Brent, and grandfather, Howard. Brent Kaeding is a 10-time Northern California Auto Racing Club (NARC) champion, and nine time Golden State champion. In amassing over 300 career victories, Brent, has also scored well in World of Outlaws competition including six victories to his credit. * Kaeding's grandfather, Howard, will be attending this weekend's Michigan race. The elder Kaeding can also boast of over 300 career victories and has been the California State Champion on three different occasions. * Kaeding's penchant for speed was evident at the Milwaukee Mile in only his second career Indy Lights race when he started fourth on the grid. In fact, his qualifying session was distinguished in that his two warm-up laps were faster than his official qualifying time of 24.628 = 150.853 mph. His first warm-up lap recorded 24.426 = 152.100 mph, and was quickly followed by 24.382 = 152.375 mph. * Kaeding is a 1997 graduate of the Skip Barber Advanced Racing School at Laguna Seca Raceway. In 1997, he also scored three top-10 finishes in World of Outlaws. * Two veteran mechanics, Rob Stark, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Andrew Nelson, of Sonoma, Calif., have been added to assist chief mechanic Eric Jones on Kaeding's Lola.

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Jeff Ward , Bud Kaeding , Skip Barber , Eric Jones , Andrew Nelson