2002 Sunoco Super Series Champion, Joel Kauffman, to compete in 35th Annual Snowball Derby. LaGrange, Ind. (November 2, 2002) -- Team L.A. Motorsports along with 16-year-old Joel Kauffman will compete in the upcoming 35th Annual Snowball Derby...
2002 Sunoco Super Series Champion, Joel Kauffman, to compete in 35th Annual Snowball Derby.
LaGrange, Ind. (November 2, 2002) -- Team L.A. Motorsports along with 16-year-old Joel Kauffman will compete in the upcoming 35th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. Kauffman became the youngest driver to ever qualify for the prestigious event during the 33rd running at the age of 14.
Team L.A. Motorsports, being lead by Crew Chief Bill Rievley, competed full-time with the Sunoco Super Series during the 2002 season. Their results were nothing short of spectacular. They were crowned the 2002 Sunoco Super Series Champions after an intense weekend at Indianapolis Raceway Park. The team edged out Late Model Standout and Canadian Legend Junior Hanley by just two points for the title. This beats the previous record of three points for the closest championship ever in the history of the Sunoco Super Series. Kauffman established several records during the season including most Pole Positions in Sunoco Super Series history with five. His first win with the series at Toledo Speedway earlier in the year made him the youngest driver to win a race in Sunoco Super Series history and now Kauffman becomes the youngest driver in series history to win a championship.
The 35th Annual Snowball Derby will begin with an open practice session scheduled for Thursday, December 5th. First round qualifying will be Friday, December 6th with the fastest 24 cars being guaranteed a starting spot for the race, which is scheduled to go green at 2:00pm on Sunday, December 8th.
For more information on the 35th Annual Snowball Derby visit their official website at www.fiveflagsspeedway.com or contact the speedway directly at (850) 944-8400.
For the latest information on Team L.A. Motorsports and Joel Kauffman visit www.joelkauffman.com or contact Team L.A. Motorsports Pubic Relations at (260) 463-2100. For up-to-the-minute coverage on the Sunoco Super Series, fans can visit the official series website at www.sunocosuperseries.com.