Patriot: Kreutter and Inman to chase rookie title

Scott Kreutter and Kyle Inman Set to Embark on Rookie Campaign with ASCS Patriots in 2007 Rich Vleck, TULSA, Okla. (January 22, 2007) - With a star-studded schedule now released for the 2007 ASCS Patriot season, the star-studded cast of ...

Scott Kreutter and Kyle Inman Set to Embark on Rookie Campaign with ASCS Patriots in 2007

Rich Vleck, TULSA, Okla. (January 22, 2007) - With a star-studded schedule now released for the 2007 ASCS Patriot season, the star-studded cast of competitors is now being released for this upcoming season of excitement.

Scott Kreutter, the 2006 New York Modifed Midget Champion, has announced his intentions to run the entire 2007 ASCS Patriot Sprint Campaign, in search of rookie of the year. Kreutter will not be alone in this rookie class, so he is coming into the season loaded for bear.

The Kreutter racing team has recently purchased a 2007 J&J Chassis from Pancho's Racing Products and will have a top-of-the-line power plant to surround a wealth of racing talent.

Kreutter, of Alden, NY, started his racing career like so many others, in go-karts. He then moved on to a 125cc Micro Sprint before making the jump to a 358-modified at the young age of 15. After running the modified on and off at Patriot tracks like Ransomville, in 2006 he ran the inaugural season with the 600cc micro-sprint NYMM organization, capturing 12 wins over the season and cruising to the championship. At the end of the last season, Kreutter realized that he could move up to 360-sprint racing to take on a new challenge without much more travel.

"Moving up to a full size sprint is going to be a challenge to me and my crew," noted the 20-year-old. "But we feel we have what it takes to be a frontrunner."

Kyle Inman, another rookie, will be teaming up with Kreutter for the 2007 season. Inman had intended on running the 2006 season with the ASCS Patriots, but decided to wait until this year until they were completely ready.

"We don't do anything half-way," noted Inman. "We knew we would have trouble doing the whole tour and decided it would be best to just regroup for this season."

Inman, from Darien, NY, dominated Sportsman-modified action in Western New York for years and decided to switch over to the sprint cars, purchasing a 2003 Eagle Chassis. His success at area dirt tracks and the past success of modified drivers in sprint cars would lead everyone to believe that Inman can be a force, like Kreutter, in 2007.

"I love the schedule, because it hits a lot of great tracks but it is still close enough to keep travel down and attract possible sponsors and please our current ones," noted the 23-year-old.

These two teams will be working together not just at the race track, but here in the off-season, helping to raise funds.

On Feb. 10th of 2007 they will be having a racing party held at the Darien (NY) Fire Hall to benefit Kreutter Racing & KC Motorsports. Tickets are available for $20.00. Two big screen TV's will be present to air the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona. Food and drinks will be included in the ticket price. A pair of second row seats to a Buffalo Sabres game will be the door prize. There will also be a Chinese auction. All of this will help the team be an even larger force on the tour in 2007.

These competitors will be just two of the competitors looking to join the ranks of Bryan Howland, Nick Bashford and Tim Zack as ASCS Patriot Rookies of the Year. All of these drivers, plus the likes of Dave Wickham, Rick Wilson and Chris Muhleisen, will first be hitting the track in 2007 on May 5 at the Fulton Speedway. For more information on the Patriots, visit their revamped regional page on www.ASCSracing.com.

-credit: ASCS

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