Kittleson Wrapping Up the Year with Super Late Model Races CONCORD, NC (November 19, 2003) -- When the checkered flag fell on the ASA season at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville in October, Travis Kittleson's year was far from...
Kittleson Wrapping Up the Year with Super Late Model Races
CONCORD, NC (November 19, 2003) -- When the checkered flag fell on the ASA season at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville in October, Travis Kittleson's year was far from over. The impressive youngster, who finished second in the Rookie of the Year points standings, has kept himself busy by testing and racing, most recently competing in the Ocala Fall Festival (FL), where he won one and finished second in another during the night's twin 100-lap features.
Kittleson will now continue his off-season making the long trip to Concord Motorsport Park (NC) this weekend to compete in the first running of the $15,000-to-win Asphalt World Championships. He is passing up the annual Governor's Cup race, run at New Smyrna Speedway (FL), to face the Big 10 crowd at Concord.
"Running Concord is going to be our best bet of all the races this weekend," said Kittleson, who will drive his #88 racecar. "You try to race in that region of the country any time you can. Being that the NASCAR seasons are all done now, I'm sure there may be some people walking around the pits. It is just an important race and there is a lot of buzz going on about it.
"We ran really well there in the ASA car too. I know how to get around that track pretty well; in fact we should have won there in the ASA car. We just had a couple of mistakes take us out of the win. We will have to be perfect this weekend too. When you are racing against the likes of Freddie Query and Bobby Gill, you have to be at your best all weekend long. It is going to be tough, but it should be fun!"
Kittleson and the team hope to be able to test at the track before the weekends' race, which will be run on Saturday and Sunday.
"We've been pretty successful all year long thus far with the Super Late Model, so we just need to build on that in Concord. We are still up in the air whether we are going to run this year's Snowball Derby, so a win or a good showing at Concord could really push us in that direction."
This past weekend in Ocala Kittleson dominated much of the weekend by setting fast time and easily winning the first 100-lap race. In the second race, Kittleson was leading on a late restart when Florida veteran Wayne Anderson was able to make it around him for the top spot. Kittleson finished second.