Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Quick 32 Sportsman Series Top Five for 2011 - The Top Sportsman team of Chaos Racing with driver Phil Sampson - Number One and Champions for 2011

GRANTON, ONTARIO (November 16, 2011) – The Chaos Racing Team was hoping to finish in the top five in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts Championship Point Award Series Standings for 2011, but the Top Sportsman entry ran well all year to with the championship.

"This has been a fantastic season," noted team driver Phil Sampson. "We had started out going for a top five finish, but obviously we went all the way."

Headed up by Phil and Bud Sampson, the team fields a Jerry Bickel Race Cars 2002 Chevy Cavalier, powered by a 572-cubic inch Reher-Morrison Racing Engines running racing fuel through a large 1200-cfm Holley. Behind the big engine is a Powerglide two-speed from the shops of Hutch's Transmission.

The team ran a consist and steady season, qualifying in the upper half of the 16-car fields for most events, and posting times in the low seven-second range with speeds of 185-190 mph.

This year was Sampson's second in Quick 32 Sportsman Series competition.

The season was highlighted with two event wins. The team started the year on a high note at Cayuga, winning the Top Sportsman side and then beating Top Dragster finalist Jamie Bridge of Napanee, Ontario in the event final. Sampson found himself paired off with finalist Jeff Moser of Bamberg, Ontario in event five at Grand Bend, and eliminating the Top Dragster driver to win his second event of the year. Sampson also went to the Top Sportsman final in the second event, losing to Darrin Grubb of Pine River, Ontario.

Crew chief is Bud Sampson, while others on the team include Dan, Jessica, Rob, and Scott. Sampson also wanted to that Dale, Brad, and the Coull family for their support this year.

Sponsors for the team include Rycor Countertops, Matco Tools, NAPA Auto Parts London – Oxford Street East and Rust Check of London. "I also have to thank Performance Unlimited in London, and Hutch's Transmissions for their support this year," Sampson noted.

"We came up with a new game plan for this year from the previous year, and it worked well," Sampson said "This series is great, and the racers are a good group of guys."

The Annual "Night of Champions" Championship Point Award Series Banquet for the Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA), the Quick 32 Sportsman Series and the Pro Bike & Sled Series (PBSS) will be held at the Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre in Burlington, Ontario on Saturday, November 19, 2011.