USAR: John Kinder returns to USAR with Powerbase Motorsports

Kinder to Return to USAR in 2002 Fountain Inn, SC -- John Kinder, driver of the ...

Kinder to Return to USAR in 2002

Fountain Inn, SC -- John Kinder, driver of the #08 Monte Carlo owned by PowerBase Motorsports, Inc.(PBM) of Greenville, SC announced today he has signed to drive for PBM in the 2002 USAR Pro Cup Southern Division. "I was not sure if PBM would be returning to the series in 2002 because of lack of sponsorship, but, the owners met recently and decided they would continue to work to move the team forward and offered me the opportunity to continue to drive for the team. Needless to say, I was quite pleased" said John Kinder.

"The deal to drive for PBM enables me to also pursue other driving options, so, I hope during the season I may have the opportunity to drive for other teams in non competing series to USAR. I would love to drive in a few superspeedway events in ARCA or NASCAR Busch." John added.

PowerBase Motorsports, Inc. moved its racing operations from the west coast following their participation in the NASCAR Winston Cup Invitational race in Suxuka City, Japan where John was one of only 28 drivers invited to compete. "It has been a real struggle getting the team proper funding since moving to South Carolina. The competition for sponsors is tougher than the race itself, but, we are confident, our turn will come" said Nick Carone, president of PBM. "John and the team have a lot to offer and the USAR Pro Cup Series is a great buy especially when you compare the cost of sponsorship in NASCAR" Carone added.

The USAR Pro Cup Series Southern Division will offer 14 events with virtually all televised by FOX SpeedChannel which is reported to reach over 50 million households, then following the regular season there will be a five race program to determine the national champion. Unlike any other stock car racing venue, USAR offers a "play off" format that creates even more excitement for the race fans and more tension for the race teams. "The Championship format is very interesting and makes you a better driver. You have to not only concentrate on point standings during the regular season, you need to concentrate on winning two championships. First the Division so you gain the bonus points going into the championship series and then the championship series itself. Its like running two series in one" said Jim Kinder, father of John.

For additional information about John and the PBM team visit John's web site at or call 864-409-8347 Sponsorship packages are available.


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