CRA: Berlin preview

Fred Campbell, the man to beat at Berlin Raceway when the Sunoco Super Series visits on June 14th Salem, IN (June 4, 2003) -- It probably comes as no surprise to any racer or fan who has seen Fred Campbell drive the 7/16's mile oval at Berlin ...

Fred Campbell, the man to beat at Berlin Raceway when the Sunoco Super Series visits on June 14th

Salem, IN (June 4, 2003) -- It probably comes as no surprise to any racer or fan who has seen Fred Campbell drive the 7/16's mile oval at Berlin Raceway, that Fred Campbell is the early favorite to claim the victory in the Berlin Raceway / Sunoco Super Series 150 Presented By Georgetown Construction on Saturday, June 14th. The fifty-year-old veteran driver from near by Battle Creek, Michigan has driven many laps and has seen numerous checkered flags in the 28 years he has been racing at Berlin Raceway. Campbell claimed his tenth Berlin Raceway Late Model title in 2002, capping off another great season.

"There is no trick setup or a horsepower secret to winning at Berlin," stated Campbell. "Experience is the key, you have to have a lot of laps here to be successful. This is going to be a great race, there is a lot of talent in the Sunoco Super Series, and there is going to be a lot of good local racers competing also."

Campbell has also shown he is not a one track wonder by claiming three championships at Kalamazoo Speedway and two championships with the now defunct Iceman Series. In addition, Campbell has shown he can win in other types of racecars by winning the ARCA Re/Max Series event at Berlin Raceway in 2002.

Last season Campbell competed in five Sunoco Super Series races with great success. Campbell took the victory in the Sunoco Super Series first ever visit to Michigan at the challenging oval at Kalamazoo Speedway on July 3rd. In two of the most exciting Sunoco Super Series races of the 2002 season, Campbell battled with another late model legend, Canada's Junior Hanley, who has become a Sunoco Super Series regular, the past couple of seasons. Campbell finished second to Hanley at both Toledo Speedway, and at Baer Field Speedway in August. The two legends raced numerous laps inches apart in both events, with fans cheering on both drivers right to the finish.

Campbell currently races with PBM Racing out of Zeeland, Michigan, which includes Campbell, his son Brian who will also compete in the Sunoco Super Series event at Berlin Raceway, and Vern Slagh the team owner. Slagh has competed at Berlin Raceway for several seasons, but has done most of his racing the past two seasons with the ARCA Re/Max Series. Brian made four starts with the Sunoco Super Series in 2002 with 2 top ten finishes. Brian will make other selected starts with the Sunoco Super Series in 2003 along with his dad, but will also compete weekly in the Late Model Division at Berlin Raceway. Fred Campbell has decided to not run for any more championships at this time, he wants to just race when and were he wants, and that usually spells trouble for the other competitors no matter were or what Campbell shows up to race.

More information on Fred Campbell is available at www.pbmracing.com. More information on the Berlin Raceway / Sunoco Super Series 150 Presented By Georgetown Construction can be found at www.sunocosuperseries.com.

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