SERIES: Kennedale (Texas) Speedway Park Bomber Division
CAR: 1990 Chevy Caprice Classic
For the last four seasons, Robert Palmer has raced in the Bomber Division at Kennedale Speedway Park. In 2000, Palmer was 12th in season points and finished eighth last season without winning a feature race. That changed on August 17, 2002, when he captured his first A Main on the 1/4-mile banked clay oval. He followed that first victory with a second on August 31, and sat second in the series points with three races left. "It's a 40-year-old man's dream to be in Circle Track," Palmer said. "I love to read it, and it has taught me a lot about racing." Special thanks go to wife Sue Palmer, father and sponsor Robert Palmer, and crew chief Mac West.
Track: Poplar Bluff Speedway
Hometown: Poplar Bluff, MO
In his first full year of racing, 13-year-old Kyle Berry snagged threefeature wins, but he did it at two locations. There were two winsrecorded at Poplar Bluff Speedway, while the other one came at MaldenSpeedway. Kyle has dreamed of becoming a race car driver since he wasthree years old. His aspiration is to move from the Pure Stock classinto the competitive Late Model class. He hopes to use that as aspringboard to further his career in the NASCAR ranks.
Track: Lake Country Speedway
Dusty Michael captured his first win during his rookie year in 2002.Using a '72 Chevelle in the IMCA Stock Car class, Dusty kept it goingwith several Top Five finishes and ended the year high in the pointstandings. The Chevelle gave way to a Monte Carlo, which was used forthe second season of racing.
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Track: Trail-way Speedway
Hometown: McSherrystown, PA
Greg scored his first win on August 16, 2003. Two weeks later, henotched his second feature victory. He started his racing career in theGo-Kart ranks, competing for seven years. In that time, he won fivemains and "tons" of heat wins at three different tracks. Greg expects toadd some racing in the Street Stocks without giving up his Figure 8 car.
Track: Shasta Raceway Park
Hometown: Douglas City, CA
After a couple of seasons in competition at Shasta Raceway, Jeramyfinally took a main event win on September 18, 2003. On the last lap, hewas running Third into Turn 2. With a strong run down the backstretch,he shot into the lead in Turn 3 and held the line to claim the checkeredflag. The car is a '78 Pontiac Firebird with a 350 small-block Chevy.The track is 50 miles from his home and Jeramy uses a '67 Chevy 3/4-tontruck as a tow rig. Supporters involved on the night of the winningeffort included Dave's Speed 'n Marine, Ammon Packing, Brian Self, PaulAmmon, and Hamel Recycling. "The Outlaw" Jeramy Ammon added two morefeature wins in 2004.
Track: Thunderbird Race Park
Zach is a second-generation driver who has practically grown up at theraces, watching his father who races in the Michigan Modifieds. Zach gotstarted in 2002 in the "Young Gun" division at Winston Motor Speedway.When it looked like that class was going to be eliminated, the familystepped up and built a Bomber for the young man. They moved toThunderbird Race Park. He won the "glamour car award" and timed well,running Fifth in the feature until engine problems forced him out of themain. Zach got his first win on April 10, 2004. The car looks identicalto his father's Modified, so it's obvious who this 13-year-old's racinghero really is.