NASCAR Southwest Champion Vidovich Modifies 2004 Schedule LAKESIDE, CA -- Auggie Vidovich, NASCAR Elite Division, Southwest Series reigning champion has modified his 2004 race schedule due to a limited racing budget for 2004. The limited ...
NASCAR Southwest Champion Vidovich Modifies 2004 Schedule
LAKESIDE, CA -- Auggie Vidovich, NASCAR Elite Division, Southwest Series reigning champion has modified his 2004 race schedule due to a limited racing budget for 2004.
The limited schedule will take the 2003 most popular driver to Nashville Super Speedway USA, Pikes Peak International Raceway, and Kentucky Speedway to compete in other divisions of the NASCAR AutoZone Elite program plus selected Southwest Series races as his 2004 budget permits.
The last time Vidovich hit the pavement at the 1-mile Pikes Peak International Raceway, he placed second after leading the majority of the race in the REMAX Challenge June 2002. "I have always done well at this track and am looking forward to the upcoming race. The experience to also run with the other competitors in the Midwest series will be a welcomed challenge," said Vidovich.
Vidovich took part in the 2003 Inaugural NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown back in November 2003, which displayed the talents of Midwest and Southeast NASCAR drivers, proving that they are right up there with their west coast competitors. Although, Vidovich feels he might not be part of the 2004 All-Star Showdown at Irwindale, the experience of the larger tracks and competition will benefit his 2004 program and was thrilled to be a part of the Inaugural event last year.
Vidovich's next race on the modified schedule takes the two-time series runner up to Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, CA March 28 then to his hometown track Cajon Speedway April 3. Then in June, the team will have back-to-back races at Nashville Super Speedway USA (Lebanon, TN) June 11 and Kentucky Super Speedway (Sparta, KY) June 18.
Last year was a dream season for the twenty-three year old Lakeside, CA racer and the Vidovich Racing team. Vidovich perceives the larger tracks added to his schedule will increase the experience and exposure the champion is hoping to add to his already impressive racing resume.
Having completed the most laps (1880 of 1882) by any series competitor in 2003, Vidovich looks to change his momentum by winning races in 2004 while not having the worries of contending for a championship in one particular series.
Returning to the 2004 No.59 Vidovich Racing program are Creative Touch Interiors, CARQUEST, Ransom Brothers Lumber, No Fear, SOBE, SPY, Ron's Rear Ends, and Eibach.