CRA: Jason Setser to run for RoY honors

JASON SETSER TO COMPETE FOR 2005 CRA SUPER SERIES ROOKIE OF THE YEAR HONORS Salem, IN (March 18, 2005) -- Rick Russell Racing has announced that it will compete full time with driver Jason Setser in the CRA Super Series in 2005. Setser, a ...

JASON SETSER TO COMPETE FOR 2005 CRA SUPER SERIES ROOKIE OF THE YEAR HONORS

Salem, IN (March 18, 2005) -- Rick Russell Racing has announced that it will compete full time with driver Jason Setser in the CRA Super Series in 2005. Setser, a native of Columbus, Indiana, will be competing for the 2005 CRA Super Series Rookie Of The Year Honors. Setser plans on continuing a tradition of outstanding Rookie Of The Year Award winners that the CRA Super Series has produced since the series began in 1997. Past Rookie Award winners include in 2004 Chris Gabehart, in 2003 Chuck Barnes Jr., in 2002 Andy Ponstein, in 2001 Joel Kauffman, in 2000 Scott Hantz, in 1999 Peter Cozzolino and in 1998 Spanks Overbeck.

After an early career that included driving on dirt tracks in central Indiana in Sprint Cars and Dirt Late Models, Rick Russell Racing decided to turn to pavement racing to further Setser's racing career in 2004. Setser competed full time with the ASA Late Model Series in 2004, finishing 8th in points with 2 top 5 finishes and 5 top 10 finishes. Setser also made two starts with the CRA Super Series in 2004. Setser's first pavement late model race ever was with the CRA Super Series in the 2004 season opener at Anderson Speedway. Setser made the race but was knocked out of the event on lap 41 after being involved in an accident. Setser also entered the CRA Super Series 2004 Season Championship event at Salem Speedway. Setser came from his 23rd place starting position to finish on the lead lap in 12th place.

Midwest Tube Mills will be the primary sponsor for Jason Setser's Port City Monte Carlo in 2005. Midwest Tube Mills was established in 1993 by Rick Russell in Edinburgh, Indiana, and then moved to Madison, Indiana in November 1999 where the company is locally owned and operated by Rick Russell. With annual sales of over $20 million and over 50 full-time employees, Midwest Tube Mills ships out an average of 1/4 of a million pounds of steel tubing daily. Midwest Tube Mills steel tubing is used worldwide for industrial, commercial, residential and government usage.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Andy Ponstein , Joel Kauffman