CRA: New faces at Columbus Motor Speedway

Several New Faces To Compete With The Series This Sunday Salem, IN (September 9, 2004) -- 1997 Sunoco Super Series Champion Kenny Tweedy will driver for veteran Sunoco Super Series car owner Floyd Fehl beginning this Sunday in the Federated Auto...

Several New Faces To Compete With The Series This Sunday

Salem, IN (September 9, 2004) -- 1997 Sunoco Super Series Champion Kenny Tweedy will driver for veteran Sunoco Super Series car owner Floyd Fehl beginning this Sunday in the Federated Auto Parts 150 at Columbus Motor Speedway. Tweedy has competed in selected Sunoco Super Series events over the past three seasons after competing full-time for several seasons including claiming the series championship in its inaugural 1997 season. Tweedy has 8 wins with the series including a win at Angola Motor Speedway last season. Tweedy also has 11 Fast Qualifier Awards and 36 top five finishes in his Sunoco Super Series career.

Floyd Fehl has been an owner with the series since it's first season in 1997. This season rookie Bud Adams had been put behind the wheel of the Bailey Trucking/C & P Machine Chevrolet, but had suffered through a string of bad luck that included four straight DNF's before a season best 5th place finish at Baer Field Speedway on August 12th. Fehl has decided to put Tweedy in the car for Sunday's show, if the team works well together, Tweedy could finish the season in the #6 Fehl Racing entry.

There are several other drivers that will make there first ever appearance with the Sunoco Super Series this Sunday. ASA Racing Series driver Robbie Pyle, a native Columbus resident who now lives in Chicago, is currently 4th in ASA Racing Series points for Waltom Racing. Pyle has four wins with the ASA Racing Series over the past three seasons including a win this season on June 5th at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway. Pyle will be piloting the #89 Citgo/Howe Racing Enterprises/Waltom Racing Chevrolet. The car is an ASA Late Model Series car with a Chevrolet crate engine. The car was recently driven to victory lane by Pyle's teammate Stephen Leicht on August 21st at Calhoun County Speedway.

Powell, Ohio native Mike Rush will make his Sunoco Super Series debut Sunday also in an ASA Late Model Series car. The former Columbus Motor Speedway Outlaw Late Model competitor has driven in five ASA Late Model Series events this season with 1 top ten finish.

John Stroble from London, Ohio will make his series debut Sunday, Stroble competed this season at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway in there late model division were he finished 8th in points. Spencerville, Indiana's Jason Shively, a former Track Champion at Baer Field Speedway and Louisville, Kentucky native Kyle Hadley will also make their series debuts. Hadley is currently 8th in Salem Speedway Late Model points.

Pit gates will open for the 2nd Annual Federated Auto Parts Buckeye Bash Presented By Country Legends K95.5 this Sunday at Columbus Motor Speedway at 7:30AM Ohio time. Practice will begin at 10AM with qualifying at 12Noon. The race program will begin at 2PM and will include the Federated Auto Parts 150 for the Sunoco Super Series, the Sizzle Marine 75 Presented by Germain Chevrolet Outlaw Late Model Invitational and the BPS Superstore 50 lap Ohio Street Stock Championship. More information is available at www.sunocosuperseries.com.

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