Date: May 25-26, 2002 Location: Edmeston, NY Round: 1 & 2 of 12 Broadcast: (SPEED Channel) Round 1 - 6/22, 9 p.m. ET Round 2 - 6/22, 10 p.m. ET Course Length: 1.1 miles Divisions: Pro-4 (Full-Size 4WD Trucks) Pro-2 (Full-Size 2WD ...
Date: May 25-26, 2002
Location: Edmeston, NY
Round: 1 & 2 of 12
Broadcast: (SPEED Channel)
Round 1 - 6/22, 9 p.m. ET
Round 2 - 6/22, 10 p.m. ET
Course Length: 1.1 miles
Pro-4 (Full-Size 4WD Trucks)
Pro-2 (Full-Size 2WD Trucks)
Pro-Lite (Light-Duty 2WD Trucks)
What to Look for at Edmeston:
A THREE-PEAT FOR KINCAID? - Two-time defending CORR Pro-Lite champion Jeff Kincaid goes into the 2002 season opener with one goal: win the Pro-Lite championship, again. As he has in recent seasons, Kincaid will debut a new Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tacoma truck in the opening race. With improvements over last year's championship-winning Tacoma, the Argonne, Wis., native looks to add to his 20-career wins, which is third all time in CORR series history.
SPEAKING OF ALL-TIME WINS... - All-time CORR win leader Johnny Greaves, DePere, Wis., also hopes to increase his career win total (25) this season on the way to the Pro-4 class championship. Greaves made a number of chassis and suspension improvements to his Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tundra 4x4, and Toyota Racing Development (TRD) is powering the truck with a larger displacement Tundra Racing V8. Greaves earned three Pro-4 wins last season - second most in class - on his way to third overall in his first year in the competitive full-size, 4WD class.
HOT ROOKIES LOOK FOR A TITLE IN 2002 - As was the case in 2001, some of Kincaid's toughest competition for the Pro-Lite championship will come from fellow Toyota Tacoma racers Steve Federico and Chad Hord. Federico, of Wilmette, Ill., earned his first career truck win and took home the Kumho Tire Rookie of the Year award last season on his way to a third-place finish overall in the Pro-Lite class. Chad Hord, Iron Mountain, Mich., was one of the most consistent Pro-Lite racers in 2001 in his Boss Snow Plow Toyota Tacoma. After narrowly missing victory in his rookie year, Hord will be in search of his first career Pro-Lite win in Edmeston.
TOYOTA CONTINUES OFF-ROAD CONTINGENCY SUPPORT - With a rich history of desert, short course and stadium off-road success, the manufacturer continues its support of Toyota-powered racers in the CORR off-road series in 2002. Through its Toyota Racing Development (TRD) grassroots program, Toyota is paying $2,000 for a win and $1000 for a second-place finish in the truck classes. In addition, a $500 first-place prize and $250 second-place prize will be awarded to any Toyota-powered racer in the Sportsman buggy classes. Truck-class champions will earn a $5,000 bonus and buggy-class champs $1,000. An additional $2,000 bonus award is available to a Toyota-powered winner of the Borg-Warner Manufacturer's Challenge.
Johnny Greaves, Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tundra Pro-4 - "Testing of the truck has gone really well, and we're already two steps ahead of where we were at the end of last season. The new Tundra Racing V8 has added a lot of low-end torque and improved the driveability. We should do really well at this tight, new course in Edmeston."
Jeff Kincaid, Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tacoma Pro-Lite - "I worked hard to fix what hurt us last year with this new Tacoma truck. I think we'll have some more horsepower this year from the engine, so I'm really anxious for the season to start. This new track has a lot of woops and jumps, which is my favorite type. You have to have a fast truck that 'works' well."
Steve Federico, Ingles Markets/Mountain Dew Toyota Tacoma Pro-Lite - "Winning rookie of the year overall was great last year. Now I'm excited to get out there and get at 'em. We took the truck down to the frame looking for improvements. The new brake system should make a big difference."