USCS Champion Adams honored at IRL Oval Champions Day

Indianapolis, Ind. - The Indy Racing League sponsored "Oval Track Champions Day" was held last Wednesday in the F-1 garage area of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. USCS 2000 National Champion, Kenny Adams, was recognized for his achievements in...

Indianapolis, Ind. - The Indy Racing League sponsored "Oval Track Champions Day" was held last Wednesday in the F-1 garage area of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. USCS 2000 National Champion, Kenny Adams, was recognized for his achievements in the past season. Adams won 23 USCS main events in 2000 and a total of 26 in all competition. He was also recognized by master of ceremonies, Pat Sullivan, for being voted as the "National 360 Driver of the Year" by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame pollsters. Sullivan also noted that Adams has already won 11 times in 2001 (2 in USCS and 9 at Florida tracks).

Sullivan also went on to praise series founder and promoter, Pete Walton for his efforts in bringing the series to it's present status in such a short period of time and said," USCS President, Pete Walton, must be one of the hardest working guys in racing today, I see information about these guys everywhere. This guy is a promoter!"

As in the past several years it was a fun day at the speedway for many series champions and those accompanying them to the Speedway. It includes Speedway rides, breakfast and seminars given by speakers such as former 3 time Indy winner, Johnny Rutherford, and 2001 "Indy 500" rookie, John Herb. All of these activities were followed by the series champions having time to spend roaming the "500" garage area, and viewing practice fro the final day of qualifying on Sunday, May 20th.

Then, the group reconvened in the banquet room for a luncheon and the awards presentation, with a large media group present. Master of ceremonies Sullivan, who is the Indy Racing League trackside announcer and, as always, will be an ABC broadcast team member during the running of the "Indianapolis 500," made the presentations to the series champions.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kenny Adams , Johnny Rutherford