Kevin Wicke ready to defend Quick 32 Sportsman Series title
STRATFORD, ONTARIO (March 31, 2010) - The K&K Race Team won the inaugural Quick 32 Sportsman Championship Point Award Series in 2009 and the Champions are anxious to defend their title in 2010.
With a very successful initial season, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts will continue to be one of Canada’s most competitive drag racing series. There will be more teams and quicker fields, but the guys at K&K are up to the challenge.
Consistency was the key for the K&K Team and their Dodge Stratus in 2009 and they are looking for more of the same in 2010.
“We had a pretty good season but we definitely had a few breaks last year,” said team driver Kevin Wicke. “This year will be a much tougher Championship Point Award Series chase, and there will be more quality teams in the points.”
With over 32 teams already registered for the 2010 Quick 32 Sportsman Series, it is shaping up to be a great season. Although the K&K combination will be much the same, the team has made a few improvements over the winter.
“We made some upgrades in the valve train and nitrous system. These were more of a preventative measure than anything, in hopes of eliminating parts failure and improve our run-to-run consistency,” explained Wicke.
Crew Chief Kevin Zimmer knows there will be much tougher competition this season. “If you look down the list of teams it gets pretty scary...Kalin, Grubb, McMillen and Aitken just to name a few, all these guys can win races. I told the guys at the beginning of last year that you could win the points without winning an event and they thought I was crazy, but we did it. We will just focus on our program, go rounds and let the points fall where they will. It seemed to work out okay last year.”
The K&K Team will do some testing at the Grand Bend Motorplex to get ready for the season opener May 21- 23 at Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario. They will also compete at the IHRA Nitro Jam Series events in Grand Bend and Martin, Michigan, both of which they won in recent years.
K&K Racing is supported by Fram Canada, Perth Auto Dismantlers, Skully Bros. Metal Fabrication, Bear’s Performance Products, Ron’s Precision Machine, Fraser Asphalt Paving, Hutch’s Transmission and CVR Inc.