CORR: Toyota Antigo preview

<pre> CORR Antigo Kiwanis Off Road Championships Date: June 9-10, 2001 Location: Antigo, Wisconsin Round: 3 & 4 of 16 Broadcast: (ESPN2) Round 3 - 6/23, 5 p.m. ET Round...

<pre> CORR Antigo Kiwanis Off Road Championships

Date: June 9-10, 2001

Location: Antigo, Wisconsin

Round: 3 & 4 of 16

Broadcast: (ESPN2) Round 3 - 6/23, 5 p.m. ET Round 4 - 7/1, 6 p.m. ET

Course Length: 1.185 miles

Divisions: Pro-4 (Full-Size 4WD Trucks) Pro-2 (Full-Size 2WD Trucks) Pro-Lite (Light-Duty 2WD Trucks) Sportsman Divisions

FIRST HOME RACE FOR WISCONSIN NATIVES

Defending Pro-Lite champion Jeff Kincaid, Argonne, Wis., all-time CORR win leader Johnny Greaves, DePere, Wis., and Pro-Lite standouts Mark Krueger, Green Bay, and Tom Hoppock, Pulaski, Wis., will be making their 2001 home debut this weekend at the Precision Gear Kiwanis Off-Road Championships. Kincaid swept both Antigo races in 2000 on his way to a CORR record five-consecutive, season-opening victories. His Antigo success was the beginning of a record-setting year (12 wins in a season) and an Honorable Mention on the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) All-American Team.

Greaves will be racing in his third pro class in three years when he takes to the Antigo track for the first time in his new Pro-4 Toyota Tundra 4x4. After winning the 1998 and 1999 Pro-Lite championships and a CORR record 22 races; Greaves competing in the Pro-2 class last year in a Tundra. Greaves has seen success at Antigo with two career wins.

Green Bay native Krueger looks to build off his third-place overall finish in the Pro-Lite class last year in a Toyota Tacoma. He will be challenged by Steve Federico, Wilmette, Ill., who swept both Antigo races last year in the Single Buggy class and is racing a Pro-Lite Tacoma in 2001. He started the season in impressive fashion with a third-place finish at Ft. Dodge, Iowa, on May 19 in his first career Pro-Lite start. Another former Antigo winner, Chad Hord, Iron Mountain, Mich., who was a 1998 winner in the Super Buggy class; will also be racing a Tacoma in search of his first career Pro-Lite victory. He currently sits sixth in the Pro-Lite standings after the first event at Ft. Dodge.

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 2001. Through its Toyota Racing Development (TRD) grassroots program, Toyota is paying $1,000 for a win and $500 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. An additional $2,000 bonus award is available to a Toyota-powered winner of the Borg-Warner Manufacturer Challenge.

2001 CORR TOYOTA STANDINGS (After one of 18 events):

Pro-4 (Full-size, four-wheel-drive trucks) 9th - Johnny Greaves, No. 22 Toyota Tundra 4x4 (7 points)

Pro-Lite (Light-duty, two-wheel-drive trucks) 2nd - Chris Brandt, No. 2 Toyota Tacoma (16 points) 3rd - Steve Federico, No. 24 Toyota Tacoma (14) 6th - Chad Hord, No. 9 Toyota Tacoma (10) 7th - Donnie Roberts, No. 41 Toyota Tacoma (9) 10th - Mark Krueger, No. 20 Toyota Tacoma (6) 12th - Jeff Kincaid, No. 1 Toyota Tacoma (4) 16th - Steve Sallenbach, No. 5 Toyota Tacoma (1)

-Toyota Motorsports

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Series Offroad
Drivers Johnny Greaves , Steve Federico , Jeff Kincaid , Chad Hord
Teams Toyota Racing