Kohuth named Ultra Motorsports General Manager

Kohuth named General Manager of Ultra Motorsports NCTS teams. MOORESVILLE, NC (December, 4 2002) - Ultra Motorsports announced today veteran NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series crew chief Tim Kohuth has been named general manager of the organization's...

Kohuth named General Manager of Ultra Motorsports NCTS teams.

MOORESVILLE, NC (December, 4 2002) - Ultra Motorsports announced today veteran NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series crew chief Tim Kohuth has been named general manager of the organization's highly-touted two-truck NCTS operation.

"We've been making a lot of moves to strengthen our Truck Series operation and this is the next piece of the puzzle," commented Ultra Motorsports owner Jim Smith. "Tim Kohuth has played a major leadership role in the success of Ultra Motorsports since he joined our operation 1999. It made a lot of sense for us to promote Timmy and have him oversee both the No. 1 and No. 2 trucks. This will strengthen both teams and put us in position to capture the 2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship."

Long-time NASCAR pit boss Buddy "Red Dog" Barnes will replace Kohuth as the crew chief of the No. 2 Team ASE/CARQUEST Dodge Ram driven by Jason Leffler. Gene Nead will continue to serve as the crew chief of the No. 1 Mopar Performance Parts Dodge driven by Ted Musgrave.

Kohuth, a native of Allentown, PA, brings a wealth of experience to his new role. In four seasons guiding the Ultra Motorsports NCTS effort, the veteran crew chief has amassed nine wins with drivers Scott Riggs and Mike Wallace. Prior to his joining Ultra Motorsports, Kohuth served as crew chief for Ken Schrader's Truck Series and various stock car efforts.

Last season, Kohuth and Leffler scored an NCTS division-high eight pole positions, 10 Top-5 and 14 Top-10 finishes en-route to a fourth-place finish in the championship standings.

"We've really had a great run of success over the last four years," commented Kohuth. "We have such a solid pool of talent at Ultra Motorsports and roles are bound to change. It's very flattering that Jim Smith has enough confidence in me to put me in a position to run not only the No. 2 truck, but the No. 1 as well. We've got two outstanding trucks and some of the most talented people in the business working on them. I think 2003 will afford Ultra Motorsports its best opportunity to win a championship."

Kohuth and the Ultra Motorsports Craftsman Truck Series teams will open the 2003 NCTS season Friday, February 14, at Daytona International Speedway. The event will be telecast live on the Speed Channel and will be broadcast worldwide on MRN Radio.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ken Schrader , Ted Musgrave , Scott Riggs , Jim Smith