Salem, IN (December 2, 2003) -- Lefthander Chassis has renewed its sponsorship of the Lefthander Challenge with the Sunoco Super Series for the 2004 season. This will be the seventh consecutive year that Lefthander Chassis has sponsored the award...
Salem, IN (December 2, 2003) -- Lefthander Chassis has renewed its sponsorship of the Lefthander Challenge with the Sunoco Super Series for the 2004 season. This will be the seventh consecutive year that Lefthander Chassis has sponsored the award with the Sunoco Super Series. This past season Mt. Morris, Michigan's Bobby Murany won the award driving for veteran Michigan car owner Brian Robertson.
The Lefthander Challenge awards a Bare Offset Lefthander Chassis to the Sunoco Super Series driver who is in the top fifteen in final series Owner points that advanced the most positions in series point events during the season. Murany advanced a total of 101 positions over the sixteen series point's events in 2003. Finishing in second with 41 improved positions was series veteran Todd Oliver. Eddie Van Meter finished in third improving 36 positions, followed by Terry Fisher Jr. with 23 improved positions in fourth and 2003 Sunoco Super Series Champion Bobby Parsley with 22 improved positions in fifth.
Prior winners of the Lefthander Challenge include two-time Sunoco Super Series Champion Brian Ross, a two-time award winner also in 1998 and 1999. 2000 Series Champion and 2000 Rookie Of The Year Scott Hantz in 2000. Jim Crabtree Jr. won the award winner in 2001. Tim Phillips, runner up for the Rookie Of the Year honors in 2002, won the award in 2002.
Lefthander Chassis's won four Sunoco Super Series events in 2003. Veteran Canadian Late Model driver Junior Hanley was victorious in the Winchester 100 at Winchester Speedway. Midwest veteran driver Eddie Hoffman set a track qualifying record and won the 6th Annual International Gold Cup 100 in his first ever race with the Sunoco Super Series at Baer Field Speedway in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Ron Breese Jr. won the 38th Annual Short Track Championships EWT Inc. 250 at Rockford Speedway in Illinois, and Brian Hoppe won the Patriot 200 North / South All Star Shoot Out at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee.