(Cedar Falls, IA) - Two Top 5 finishes, a new chassis, and a motor on the way has Corey Dripps Racing seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Wednesday, June 25, 2003, CDR planned to return to the Butler County Speedway and the 2003 season ...
(Cedar Falls, IA) - Two Top 5 finishes, a new chassis, and a motor on the way has Corey Dripps Racing seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
Wednesday, June 25, 2003, CDR planned to return to the Butler County Speedway and the 2003 season opener for the NEI (North East Iowa) Dirt Tour. Mother nature dumped roughly two inches on the speed plant in Allison, IA and washed away those plans.
Thursday, June 26, 2003 the number 31 motored north to Cresco Speedway and the NEI Dirt Tour's second night on their 2003 schedule. Corey drew the outside front for heat race number three. Corey started second and finished second in that heat. On the re-draw, the number four came out of the bag. Early in the feature, Corey got shuffled out of the racing groove and drifted back to eighth place, but by feature's end, the number 31 was back into the Top 5.
Saturday, June 28, 2003 Rick Dripps, Corey's dad and team owner, wanted to put a few more laps on the new Z-Link chassis underneath, so the team took the AFCO Shocks number 31 to Echo Valley Speedway in West Union, IA.
"I missed the set-up," Rick said. "If it wasn't for that, I think I had something for Ron (Barker)." Corey would finish second to Ron Barker Saturday night.
The team will return to the USMTS tour this Thursday and Friday. With stops at Owatonna, MN (Thursday) and a return to Cresco Speedway (Friday), the team will be racing at familiar tracks. A new motor is to arrive in the shop on Tuesday (July 1, 2003) and should be in place for these two shows.
"This is exciting," Corey said when asked about the new chassis. "I have never had a car with this much forward bite before. It's an easy car to drive."
Corey Dripps Racing is made possible to the great people at AFCO Racing, Real Racing Wheels, R.A. Benson Motorsports, Reinbeck Auto, Axel Exchange, K & H Heating, RaceRPM.com, Specialty Motorsports, Grass Works, Pollution Control Systems and the great race fans across the Midwest.
To learn more about Corey Dripps Racing, log onto the team's web site at www.RaceRPM.com