Steve Francis Racing Florence preview

Steve Francis heads to Florence Speedway ready to attack UDTRA title. (Ashland, KY-- May 31, 2002) Steve Francis heads to a racetrack this weekend that has served the all-star dirt track driver well during his career. Florence Speedway, just ...

Steve Francis heads to Florence Speedway ready to attack UDTRA title.

(Ashland, KY-- May 31, 2002) Steve Francis heads to a racetrack this weekend that has served the all-star dirt track driver well during his career. Florence Speedway, just south of Cincinnati, OH, in Francis' home state of Kentucky has been the site of some major wins during the past 10 years. It's also a place where Francis grew up watching the sport of stock car racing as a kid.

Apparently the talented shoe from Ashland, KY took good notes as a kid as he has gone on to score wins in the annual"Iron Man" and" North-South" races held at the half-mile, high-banked speedway. In fact just two weeks ago in an appearance at Florence Speedway sanctioned by the Renegade DirtCar tour, Francis claimed his second major win of the season taking the checkered flag in the"Ralph Latham Memorial" event there's no question that the driver of the Valvoline / MOPAR Parts Dodge Intrepid is anxious to get back on what he considers his' home turf'.

To date, through the 2002 United Dirt Track Racing Association (UDTRA) Pro DirtCar season, Francis is once again in the hunt for the national championship of dirt late model racing. Known as"The Kentucky Colonel" Francis is currently positioned in 4th place of the UDTRA national title points chase with a UDTRA national victory coming earlier in the season in Lancaster, SC. Francis campaigns a Rocket Chassis prepared machine in conjunction with his partnership with Rocket Chassis owner Mark Richards. The Dodge Intrepid R/T is powered by Gary Stanton Racing Engines with backing from MOPAR Parts. So far during the season Francis has tallied 10 top-five and 16 top-ten finishes to go with his 2 wins and astonishing 7 Pole Awards in just 26 starts during the 2002 season.

For additional information on Steve Francis, visit Steve's official home on the World Wide Web at, www.stevefrancisracing.com.

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