CRI Racing Team’s Developmental Drivers for Stewart-Haas Racing Clinch Five Championships
TAMPA, FLORIDA (OCTOBER 26, 2010): Clem Racing, Inc. (CRI) has clinched five championships to date, with another possible track championship to be determined on Friday, November 12th, as announced today by team owner Bubba Clem on his national Bubba the Love Sponge® radio show, heard on seven terrestrial stations and nationwide on SiriusXM.
CRI drivers Tyler Clem (age 8) and Michael Atwell (age 10) are developmental drivers for Stewart-Haas Racing, the NASCAR racing team owned by Tony Stewart and Gene Haas.
Driver Tyler Clem has to date won the following:
USAC .25 Midget Jr. Animal National Championship
USAC East Coast .25 Midget Jr. Animal Championship
USAC East Coast .25 Midget Jr. Honda Championship
Driver Michael Atwell has to date won the following:
USAC East Coast .25 Midget Light 160 Championship
USAC East Coast .25 Midget Light World Formula Championship
USAC East Coast .25 Midget Senior Animal Championship
Tyler Clem is still competing in the QMA Jr. Honda New Smyrna Track Championship that will be determined on Friday, November 12, 2010.
"To be able to pick up five and possibly six points series championships in one year with two drivers is a very rare accomplishment," said Bubba Clem on his radio program. "Crew chief Dan Atwell and I are very proud, and I´m sure that ´the Big Man,´ Tony Stewart, is too."
Bubba said he spoke with Stewart last night on the phone, and he and Stewart will go over 2011 racing plans for Stewart-Haas developmental drivers when they see each other in Homestead, Florida in a few weeks. "I´m so thankful, and I know Michael and Tyler are thankful as well, to have Tony´s endorsement. He was the first owner to endorse a .25 Midget driver in a developmental program, and now Dale Earnhardt, Jr. may be following suit, as well. Tony is always on the leading edge of finding great talent, as evidenced by his USAC open wheel guys, who are the best in the business," Bubba added.
CRI has plans to branch out in 2011, racing in USAC´s National Series, and perhaps will start testing some bigger, full size cars on asphalt and dirt, along with picking up another driver in the Florida area.
Bubba also announced that nine year old Trevor Taylor from Zellwood, Florida will drive the #7 CRI car next year. Bubba is also currently exploring a female teenage driver located in the Midwest to possibly drive a few races for CRI in some of the USAC National events.
CRI is a Florida-based .25 Midget Race Team owned by Bubba Clem with Dan Atwell and car chief Mike Tidwell. CRI has sponsorship and equipment deals in place with the following sponsors, to whom the team is grateful for their support: 1-800 ASK GARY, Lumber Liquidators, Zero Error Racing, Bell, Douglas Wheels, Leaf Racewear, Buddy´s Home Furnishings, Wing House, StringRay Chevrolet, KN, Red Line Oil, Supreme Protein, Whelen, Stiefel Aluminum, Aurora, Dewalt Tools, JM Adams Oil & Gas, TSS Radio, Racing Optics,Robbie Stanley Racing, VP Fuels, and DB Plugz.
Nationally Syndicated Radio host Bubba the Love Sponge® Clem buys Ocala Speedway
OCALA, Fla. -- Bubba and his group of investors closed yesterday on the famed Ocala Speedway Wednesday April 13th 2011. Ocala Speedway is the oldest track in Florida, the famed Dirt oval first opened in 1952 as a clay/dirt track, functioned as dirt for 45 years, turned to asphalt for 10 years then back to its modern day surface clay in 2008. Ocala Speedway has hosted and continues to host some of the best dirt racing in American along with other speciality events, such as a special Monster Truck show this weekend with the Famed Grave Digger. Racing sanctioning bodies such as USAC, WOO, ASCS and UDLMS also have visited and will continue to visit the famed dirt oval located within 2.5 hours of almost anywhere in the state of Florida. Bubba with his Nation wide radio reach, and relationships he has established within the racing community will market/promote the track quite aggressively. "I obviously bought this place as a investment, but also want to give back to the racers. I myself have raced here and other tracks in Florida and outside of Florida for over ten years, and for the most part track owners are greedy scum-bags. They want to make a great living at the expense of the racers. Very few track owners want to give back, well those days are over at my track. Most tracks here in this area and even outside of Florida dont even offer very attractive end of the year point funds, that will change as well. And while we are changing things, I am announcing now the new name of the track will be Bubba Raceway Park. So if your a track owner be mad or change your ways, if your a racer, come to my track and have fun, be treated fair, and get paid square." Bubba said. After this weekends Monster Truck show, we will be closing down till Friday May 13th we then will be having a Re-Grand opening 5000 to win late model race Named the first annual Bubba Army Open. Look for our new website Bubbaracewaypark.com to be up by early next week for details about Friday May 13th race. Also info regarding the new revised 2011 schedule and the 32,000 dollar end of the year points fund which will start the night of May 13th.