Robert Stout Starts National Championship Race on the Pole! 1500 of the best racers in the United States will converge on Miller Motosrsports Park September 10-14 2009, to compete for the NASA National Championship. Following a nasty wreck at...
Robert Stout Starts National Championship Race on the Pole!
1500 of the best racers in the United States will converge on Miller Motosrsports Park September 10-14 2009, to compete for the NASA National Championship.
Following a nasty wreck at Mid Ohio, Robert Stout, driver of the Lucas Oil, Pro-Challenge, E3 Spark Plugs and Kumho Tires sponsored Charger, has been busy for the past three weeks in preparation for the Nationals. Team owner Ken Stout said "We crashed on Friday at Mid-Ohio, drove home Saturday and had the car at Cozzolino Motorsports shop on Sunday. After three weeks of non-stop work and $10,000 later, we rolled the car into the trailer late Friday night and headed to South Haven Michigan for the for the next event. Robert promptly put it on Pole and won the race......and in the process, locked up both the Mid-west and Great Lakes Regional Championships".
Robert said "The guys at Cozzolino's knew it was crunch time...and both Peter and Bill, did what it took to get our race car back to its optimum performance level".
That evening, the car was loaded into the rig and we headed straight to Utah for another crack at the National Championships.
With a successful test session on Wednesday behind them, the first of two qualifying races began on Thursday.
On Thursday Crew Chief Eric Arms prepared the car and Stout qualified 1st. After failing the post-qualifying inspection for making three horsepower to much, Stout was forced to start at the back of the field. Once the race started, his trademark patience and tenacity started paying off, as he began picking off the class one by one, and in the process, bringing home his first win at Miller Motorsports Park. Friday was a repeat of Thursday without the DQ. Once again, Stout qualified on the pole and won the 2nd of two qualifying races.
Starting positions for the forty five minute Championship event to be held Sunday afternoon are determined by finishing positions in the two qualifying races and with back to back wins in those races, Robert Stout will start at the front of the field on pole in his quest for the championship.