Kevin Montgomery TUCSON, Ariz. (October 8th, 2010) Wes Hurst Memorial 2009 Modified Champion Jeremy Payne will be at the wheel of the EDG Fuels Super Late Model for the 2nd Annual Carl Trimmer Classic joining 2009 USA Modified Champion RC Whitwell in team cars as the set out to take on the best in the southwest at USA Raceway.
A Tucson native, Payne returned home in the winter months to collect a $15k payday and become the 2009 Wes Hurst Memorial Modified Champion as well as a runner up finisher at the January Bill Cheesbourg Memorial Wild West Shootout finale where he pocketed $5k for his efforts.
Whitwell, who won the 2009 Friday prelim of the first edition of the classic, will be teammates with Payne for the season ending double header. Whitwell will try to wrap up another USA Modified Championship this weekend and then set his sights on the Carl Trimmer Classic.
The 2nd Annual Carl Trimmer Classic kicks off Friday October 15th as we honor one of Tucson’s greatest racers. Trimmer currently ranks in the top 5 in Barnett Harley Davidson Modified points standings at USA Raceway and is a force to reckon with on a weekly basis.
A storied career that has lasted more than fifty years and has no signs of concluding anytime soon, finds Trimmer still hard at the wheel and more determined than ever. Trimmer has racked up more than 700 feature wins and 34 championships including many NASCAR titles as well as the inaugural championships at the famed Corona Speedway and USA Raceway.
“Carl Trimmer is an amazing person on top of being a great racer” commented Benji Lyons. “He has the passion, drive and determination of a 25 year old and is a great inspiration to me and anyone that comes to the track.”
The 2nd Annual Carl Trimmer Classic will feature the stars of the Super Late Models from all over the Southwest. Several drivers from California, New Mexico and Colorado will make their way south to take on Arizona’s best.
The UniFirst Super Stocks will be in action along with Factory Stocks, X-Mods and Hornets as each division will crown champions on the Saturday night finale. All divisions will compete in two separate events starting with Friday night action and concluding with Saturday’s Carl Trimmer conclusion.
There will be an opportunity for race fans to get a preview of the Carl Trimmer Classic racers at an open practice slated for October 14th. The festivities will kick off at 6:00pm with grandstand admission free for all those who want a sneak preview.
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USA Raceway is located east of Tucson off I-10 exit 265, then 1.6 miles south on Craycroft Road, which turns into Los Reales. For more information please, contact the track at 520-574-8515 or additional information regarding USA Raceway can be found at www.usaraceway.net