Drivers ready for challenge at the Trollhaugen Ski Area in Dresser, Wisconsin Indianapolis, Ind. (May 24, 2004)-Several words can be used to describe the shortest track on the CORR Lucas Oil Series circuit. "Radical", "Busy", and "Tight" were...
Drivers ready for challenge at the Trollhaugen Ski Area in Dresser, Wisconsin
Indianapolis, Ind. (May 24, 2004)-Several words can be used to describe the shortest track on the CORR Lucas Oil Series circuit. "Radical", "Busy", and "Tight" were some of the words that the CORR Lucas Oil Series drivers offered describing the half-mile track in Dresser, Wisconsin.
"It is a lot of laps and a lot of carnage," said Pro-4 driver Curt LeDuc. "All of the teams are going to be in better shape this year because last year it was new to everybody. This year we can draw on our experience from last year," he said.
With the short track, LeDuc estimated that he ran close to 54 laps during a 15 minute race in 2003. That would keep everyone busy, he indicated.
Setting up the vehicles for the Dresser track is another story. Although he wouldn't divulge any secrets, Scott Taylor, the five time defending Pro- 2 champion indicated that the jumps, turns and short course meant setting up his truck "a little tighter". Patience is also a key, he pointed out. With the lack of high-speed areas, passing is at a premium.
"There's really no room for high speed stuff," he said. "It (the track) is short, tight, and technical."
Steven Federico agreed. "It was an incredible experience racing in Dresser," said Federico. "The nice thing about Dresser is it might be small but it is extremely technical. Using your setup there is totally different from Antigo, Crandon or Bark River."
Jeff Kincaid, the four-time defending Pro-Lite champion, is excited about going back to the Trollhaugen Ski Area.
"It was a good, fun track. We're pretty excited to be going back," said Kincaid.
Kincaid understands that the track can be either feast or famine for the drivers. The important thing for Kincaid and his team is to start off with a good finish, and get ready for Antigo, he said.
"I think the place has good potential for the future," said the Pro-Lite champion.
The first two of 14 rounds in the 2004 CORR Lucas Oil Series is May 29 and 30 at the Trollhaugen Ski Area in Dresser, Wisconsin. For more information on the event, visit www.corracing.com.