Steve Francis Midwest tour report 2002-05-22

Steve Francis continues strong showing in 2002 Dirt Late Model competition. (Ashland, KY-- May 22, 2002) Steve Francis and the Rocket Chassis crew put forth another front running effort this past week during some tough racing competition on the...

Steve Francis continues strong showing in 2002 Dirt Late Model competition.

(Ashland, KY-- May 22, 2002) Steve Francis and the Rocket Chassis crew put forth another front running effort this past week during some tough racing competition on the UDTRA PRO DirtCar Series tour of the Midwest. Francis scored two straight top-10 finishes with 5th and 10th place finishes coming at Eagle Raceway in Lincoln, NE. Driving the Valvoline sponsored MOPAR Parts Dodge Intrepid, Steve captured his 3rd fastest qualifier award of the 2002 season. Francis' consistent runs, coming on the heels of last week's win in Cincinnati, OH finds the"Kentucky Colonel" in 4th place in the UDTRA national championship points battle.

This week Steve Francis and the Rocket Chassis team will travel to Missouri for the 10th annual running of the $36,000 to win"Show Me 100" at West Plains Motor Speedway in West Plains, MO. In his last visit to the 3/8 mile speed arena, Steve finished 3rd in the 2001" Show Me 100". So far this season, Steve Francis has scored 10 top-five and 16 top-ten to go with 2 major event wins.

Steve Francis can be seen in action on the SPEED Channel this Thursday, May 23rd at 11:00 p.m. (Eastern) in UDTRA sanctioned competition at Scenic Speedway in Oneida, TN where he posted a 2nd place finish. Following this week's episode of SPEED Channel's"Dirty Thursday" the next telecast in which Francis appears will be aired on June 20th.

Added information on the Steve Francis Racing efforts is located at www.victorylanecommunications.com/stevef.php

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