CRA: Andy and Phil Bozell to compete part-time in 2002 season

Andy & Phil Bozell Will Compete Part-Time in 2002 5-Time Kalamazoo Champion & 2001 Rookie of the Year Will Share Driving Salem, IN (February 10, 2001) & ...

Andy & Phil Bozell Will Compete Part-Time in 2002
5-Time Kalamazoo Champion & 2001 Rookie of the Year Will Share Driving

Salem, IN (February 10, 2001) – Bozell-Kasten Racing announced today that Andy and Phil Bozell will compete part-time in the CRA Sunoco Super Series in 2002. The two drivers will race in about five events, tentatively scheduling Kalamazoo Speedway, Angola Motor Speedway, Columbus Motor Speedway, Baer Field Speedway and the half-mile of Toledo Speedway.

“The Sunoco Super Series is one of the fastest growing touring series that I have seen in the last 10 years and I look forward to being a part of it in 2002, “ said Michigan veteran racer Andy Bozell. “The combined races with Main Event at Baer Field and Columbus are a great idea. It will attract more drivers to the Sunoco Series in the future,” added Bozell.

Andy, of Portage, Michigan, has been crowned Nascar Weekly Racing Series Champion and Kalamazoo Speedway Track Champion on five occasions. The four-time defending track champion has won their premier event, The Kalamazoo Klash, three times. In 1997, Bozell dominated the event by leading 196 of the 200 laps and was awarded $17,000. From 1998-2001, he posted 49 top-five finishes and 59 top tens in 66 starts. Bozell has 175 career victories. He has also spent time competing in the ASA Racing Series, RE/MAX Challenge Series (formerly ARTGO), Main Event Racing Series and Iceman.

Phil, the 19-year-old son of Andy, will also compete part-time in the Sunoco Super Series in 2002. In just four years of racing, Phil has raced on 11 different tracks in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. He was the 1998 street stock champion and rookie of the year at M-40 Motorsports Arena in Jones, Michigan. He became the youngest driver in Kalamazoo Klash history when he made the starting field in 1999 at 16 years of age. In 2001, Phil was the rookie of the year in Super Lates at Kalamazoo and finished 12th in the overall standings.

“I’m real excited about making some starts in the Sunoco Super Series,” said Phil. “It’s a great series for me to learn from and it showcases a bunch of great race car drivers. With my dad’s experience and expertise with preparing the cars, I’ll gain some valuable seat time this season. This will be great training for a possible future run at the rookie title,” added Phil.

Both Andy and Phil Bozell are aiming for the 2002 Kalamazoo Speedway Track Championship. The Bozell- Kasten operation is looking for interested parties that would like to sponsor their Chevrolet in the Sunoco Super Series in 2002. For additional information, visit their website at www.andybozell.com

The 2002 Sunoco Super Series season opens at the quarter-mile Anderson (Ind.) Speedway on Saturday, April 20. For up-to-the-minute coverage, fans can visit the official series website at www.sunocosuperseries.com.

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