Herzog Motorsports to put Childers in seat at Concord

SUSSEX, Wis. (May 11, 2001) - Rodney Childers hopes he will be putting his "best foot forward", specifically his right foot, when he gets behind the wheel of the No. 22 Herzog Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo for the seventh American Speed ...

SUSSEX, Wis. (May 11, 2001) - Rodney Childers hopes he will be putting his "best foot forward", specifically his right foot, when he gets behind the wheel of the No. 22 Herzog Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo for the seventh American Speed Association (ASA) event of the 2001 season. The 300-lap race will be held at Concord Motorsports Park in Concord, N.C. on Sunday, May 20. The 24-year-old, Mooresville, N.C.-native has plenty of racing experience, but has yet to cut a lap in an ASA car.

Childers began his racing career at the tender age of five when his parents bought him his first go-kart. From that point forward, the desire for speed has never left him. Childers has made a name for himself in several racing series including the American Racing Association (ARA), the NASCAR Slim Jim All-Pro Series, the NASCAR Winston Racing Series and the World Karting Association (WKA). Rodney Childers wants to take that experience and knowledge learned and apply it to his newest venue, the American Speed Association.

"I can't believe I am going to get the chance to run for Herzog Motorsports. I have been watching them for about three years now," stated Childers. "I have always thought that the Herzog team was at the top of their game, and I hope I can keep their ASA record strong."

Despite the changing faces behind the wheel of the Herzog Motorsports-entry, the No. 22 team continues to perform on the track. To date in the 2001 ASA season, Herzog Motorsports has finished in the top-10 seven times between their No. 44 and No. 22 entries. Childers hopes to continue that top-10 streak. Currently, Herzog Motorsports sits seventh in owner points standings, just 17 points shy of the sixth place position.

In six races of the 2001 ASA season, Herzog Motorsports has relied on the talent of four drivers including, Mark Dismore, Jr., Billy "Catfish" Parker, Toby Porter and David Stremme, to keep their Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the front of the field. Herzog Motorsports' co-owners Randy and Stan Herzog are keeping a watchful eye on each of their temporary talents, hoping to find the right driver to fill their 2002 NASCAR Busch Series seat.

Herzog Motorsports is a successful, championship-winning race team. Based in St. Joseph, Mo.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Milwaukee, Wis., Herzog Motorsports fields teams in the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division and the American Speed Association.

Concord Motorsports Park will host the American Speed Association on Sunday, May 20. The cars will crank their engines at 1:00 p.m. EST. The race will be broadcast live on The National Network (TNN).

-Erika Helsel

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Series Stock car
Drivers Mark Dismore , David Stremme