Wissota drivers named for B-ToC at Knoxville

Chuck Swenson, Loren Langerud & Rob Caho Jr., to represent Wissota at ToC. KNOXVILLE, IOWA (JULY 8, 2002) - The WISSOTA Promoters Association 360-cubic-inch sprint car sanctioning body will be represented at the Sunday, August 4, Brodix ...

Chuck Swenson, Loren Langerud & Rob Caho Jr., to represent Wissota at ToC.

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (JULY 8, 2002) - The WISSOTA Promoters Association 360-cubic-inch sprint car sanctioning body will be represented at the Sunday, August 4, Brodix Tournament of Champions (ToC) at the Knoxville Raceway by current point leader Chuck Swenson of Watertown, S.D., runner-up Loren Langerud of Harwood, N.D., and Rob Caho, Jr., of Minnetrista, Minn. In addition, the entry of Jimmy Kouba of Byron, Minn., will be used as an alternate for the up-coming ToC.

Swenson has a .105 winning percentage with WISSOTA so far this season, having won twice at West Fargo, N.D., and Jamestown, N.D., aboard his KnC Conversion Weseman-powered Maxim sprinter. Langerud, possibly the most under-rated sprint car driver in the country, has earned six WISSOTA wins at West Fargo (4), Glyndon, Minn., and Ashland, Wisc., in his B&L Racing-owned Miller Lite-sponsored Ostrich-Thomsand/J&J car. Caho, winless so far with WISSOTA in 2002, will compete in his own Weseman-powered Gambler sprinter.

The Brodix Tournament of Champions invitations will formally be issued to the top 360 stars tonight. According to tournament director Tom Schmeh, "We are thrilled with WISSOTA's participation in the ToC, as they've run nineteen shows and had eight entrants. However, they need to do a better job of promoting their teams by getting their race results to the media. I don't think many people in the country know what a bang-up season Loren Langerud is having, and he's second in points to leader Chuck Swenson! And we never thought we'd be sending back the entry fee to former Goodyear Masters Classic champion Roger Rager, but the WISSOTA competition is so tight that he didn't even qualify for the tournament!"

WISSOTA will compete in the $4,000-to-win Brodix Tournament of Champions in conjunction with two other sanctioning bodies, the Winged Outlaw Warriors (WOW) and the Nebraska Sprint Car Association (NSCA), under the "Best of the Midwest" banner. Two drivers from each group (top heat finisher, and top non-qualifier) will qualify for the 25-lap feature race, and those six drivers will combine their feature points in an effort to be named 'Tournament Team Champion'. They will be competing against similar six-car teams from the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), Knoxville Raceway, Empire Super Sprints (ESS) and the United Racing Club (URC) in the finale. All forty-nine invited teams will compete under one common set of technical rules, which include use of the Brodix ASCS spec head.

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