Racers heated up a cool night at the Angola Motor Speedway in
Fremont, Indiana at the start of the 2008 track season. After a long winter, fans
packed the stands ready to watch the Superior Auto Modifieds battle it out.
Brad Springer's No. 61 Rapid Racecar
Brad Springer finished 4th in the O'Reilly USA Modified Series in 2007 and has over 20 top five finishes
Brad Springer and the Springer Motorsports team qualified on the pole in their
No. 61 K&N Filters Rapid Race car open wheel modified Todd Sherman chassis.
Springer’s Chevy powered motor is built by Rapid City Racecars. Springer races
three engines with K&N Engineering products. At the Superior Auto sanctioned
event in Indiana he ran his 377cc engine.
Brad Springer prepares to shoot t-shirts into the Angola Speedway grandstands with a t-shirt launcher.
Brad Springer will contend for the USA Modified Championship
This event was not part of the USA Modified Series. The season opener was a track sanctioned
event. “Angola is my home track,” said Springer. “This race was for bragging
rights. I just like to race, I really don’t care if it’s for a series or not. I
just want to have fun. I had fun when I shot t-shirts into the crowd on opening
The racing got exciting after a few cautions. Darwin
Wolfe started up front and looked as if he would go all the way. But Springer worked
his way from deep in the field to get right behind Wolfe on lap 20. Springer
passed him on lap 25 after a huge battle and pulled away for the win.
“This was my third win in a row at my home track,” said Springer. “I just wanted
to keep my nose clean in this race. I won the season championship at Angola last year and started
off this year just like I wanted to.”
Springer uses K&N air and oil filters. “I’ve used K&N air filters for years, but
this is my first season with the K&N oil filters,” he said.
Springer said he is a picky mechanic. “I work on cars and know what works and
what does not,” he said. “Before I tried the K&N oil filter, I cut it open to
look inside. I’m highly impressed. People want to give me products all the time
because of my racing experience, but I will not use it unless it’s top notch.
The K&N product line is impressive.”
Springer plans on contending for the USA Modified Championship. He will also
compete in up to 15 Dirt Late Model shows in 2008. His next race is the “Night
Before 500” at the O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indy.
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