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Minter Heads to Dodge City with Full Head of Steam DODGE CITY, KS (July 20) -- Kathryne Minter, the hottest young driver in motorsports, is headed to Dodge City Raceway Park! Minter, who is already making her presence well...

Minter Heads to Dodge City with Full Head of Steam

DODGE CITY, KS (July 20) -- Kathryne Minter, the hottest young driver in motorsports, is headed to Dodge City Raceway Park!

Minter, who is already making her presence well known in motorsports circles in her fourth year of racing, has accepted Dodge City Raceway Park's invitation to race in its American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region races Saturday and Sunday.

Minter, who raced in 15th Annual American Sprint Car Series Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek events at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX, Thursday and State Fair Speedway in Oklahoma City Friday, leads the ASCS Gulf South Rookie point standings.

Two years ago, in only her second year of racing, Kathryne won five of seven IMCA Ice-Breaker races on her way to claiming the series championship. She has already won 50 feature races in her brief career.

Minter, who lives in Bedford, TX, graduated from the Lyn St. James Driver Development Program last year. She will be Ms. James' guest at the Fifth Annual Women in the Winner's Circle Celebration Luncheon honoring women in motorsports at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Plaza Village Pavilion Thursday (July 26).

Despite racing in only select events, Kathryne -- the driver of the Minter-family-owned #13m J&J -- ranks in the top 25 in the ASCS national point standings.

Minter is also a major attraction off the racetrack. Recently, at a Winged Outlaw Warriors race at Springfield Raceway in Missouri, she signed autographs for more than 200 adoring fans and sold more T-shirts than any other driver at the event -- and it was her first appearance at the racetrack and in a WOW event.

Kathryne may not be a dominant racer yet, but she's quickly putting her signature on motorsports. Young girls who are starting their racing careers see her as an inspiring role model. A recent newspaper story about a girl who races mini-stocks in Texarkana mentioned that Kathryne is one of her heroes. With everything Minter does in addition to racing, why wouldn't she be? She attends Fellowship Baptist Church and Temple Christian School and volunteers for the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Teen Court.

Minter is rapidly becoming a radio personality, too, because she's so personable. Kathryne's recent appearance on KKNG Radio in Oklahoma City was her sixth in the last eight weeks. She has also made guest appearances on Dirt Nation LIVE, "The Sammy and Bob Show" on ESPN Radio twice and on K-MAC Sports' "Dirt Track Insider Show."

More information about Minter, including her "Kat's Corner" and "Off-Track With Kathryne" columns, can be found on her website at www.mint13.com. Fans can also check out Kathryne's merchandise and request a free autographed hero card on her site. Kathryne Minter Racing invites fans to visit the team's trailer after the races.

The green flag will fall on the ASCS Rocky Mountain Region racing program at Dodge City Raceway Park at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The racetrack is located near the southern edge of Dodge City on U.S. 56.

-credit: kmr

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