Mansfield: Tim Sauter preview

Tim Sauter ready for return to Midwest Special paint to highlight Lester Building Sweepstakes The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series heads back to its racing roots, back to the short tracks of the Midwest. For the second time this year the series...

Tim Sauter ready for return to Midwest
Special paint to highlight Lester Building Sweepstakes

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series heads back to its racing roots, back to the short tracks of the Midwest. For the second time this year the series will showcase itself on FOX TV this Saturday afternoon from the Mansfield Motorsports Park. Tim Sauter and the Green Light Racing team will use the matinee event to promote Lester Buildings 2007 Race Fan Building Sweepstakes. Sauter's Silverado will feature an image of the $30,000 MSRP Grand Prize Lester "Town & Country" building to be awarded at the end of the 2007 racing season.

After finishing 17th at Lowes Motor Speedway last week, Sauter is ready to get back to the track. "Our performance is starting to come around. I'm getting more comfortable in the truck and we're getting the trucks to turn in the corner. We should have a pretty good truck this week, we tested this truck a few weeks ago and I feel good about taking it to Mansfield," explained Sauter. "We're going to show-off the building that Lester is giving away this year on the #07 this week. It's the third year they have given away a building, but the first time we've done special paint to promote it.

Tom Borgman, Lester Buildings' Marketing Director feels the time is right to feature the sweepstakes building on the truck. "We've had strong entries since we launched the sweepstakes in late April and between the building decal and a national FOX TV audience, we expect to generate an incremental increase in activity. And we're really excited to use the power of TV to visually show what kind of buildings we can provide." Fans can enter the sweepstakes by mailing a coupon from Tim Sauter's autograph card or by completing an online entry form found throughout the popular racing news site, JAYSKI.com, including the site's expanded Craftsman Truck section, or through the Lester Buildings website at lesterbuildings.com.

* The Ohio 250 will be Tim's 10th start in the NCTS and 123rd career NASCAR start.

* This will be the first time Tim has competed at Mansfield in a NASCAR event.

* Tim previously competed at Mansfield Motorsports Park in the now-defunct ASA National Tour.

* Tim is now 24th in NCTS Driver Points.

* This will be the fourth season Green Light Racing has competed at Mansfield in the NCTS. Best finish; 5th on May 15th, 2005 with Rich Bickle driving the #08.

Tim's thoughts on the Mansfield Motorsports Park: "We ran at Mansfield in the old ASA Series, it's a great little facility. We'll have two groves and you should see some good side-by-side action."

-credit: glr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Tim Sauter