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A Year of Learning and Sharing for Uli Perez and Team K1 Speed of Super Truck Series

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In 2003 Uli Perez started racing Legend Cars part-time. He is currently tearing it up in the Super Truck Inc. Series.
In 2003 Uli Perez started racing Legend Cars part-time. He is currently tearing it up in the Super Truck Inc. Series.
Back in 1996, Uli Perez was working for 76 Racing Fuel. Perez traveled to all of the west coast NASCAR races distributing fuel (Winston Cup, Busch Series, Craftsman Series, South West Touring and Featherlite). Race fuel, you might say, sparked his career as a racecar driver. In '03 Perez started racing Legend Cars part-time - currently, he's tearing it up in the Super Truck Inc. Series.
Uli Perez has invested effort in getting the Latino community more involved with NASCAR racing.
Uli Perez has invested effort in getting the Latino community more involved with NASCAR racing.


Over the course of his 14-year race career Perez has accumulated many unforgettable moments. "I have so many memories spanning back to 1996. But I have to say my most satisfying and memorable moment would be after taking a few years off from racing, and then returning to my first race in the Super Truck Series at Irwindale and qualifying - I took home the Hard Charger Award that night," recalls Perez proudly.

"I would also have to say, that besides winning a Hard Charger Award, my other key highlights have been getting involved with NASCAR's Hispanic marketing on the west coast," continues Perez. "I have had some great experiences and getting involved with the Hispanic community through the Super Truck Series has been an experience of it own."

Asked how he would like to be viewed by the Latino racing community, Perez had this to say. "I want to be viewed and respected not only as a great driver, but as a person who has invested time and effort into getting the Latino community more involved with NASCAR racing, on and off the track. We don't have that many Hispanics involved in racing and we haven't always had the opportunities to get them involved because of a general lack of awareness in the sport. So, I hope I can be seen as someone who helped to set a foundation in our community."

Reflecting on his pursuit to race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series Perez says candidly, "I don't see myself ready to jump into the Camping World Truck series anytime soon. I feel I still have so much to learn with every race, and every day. I want to spend a few more years in the Super Truck Series and get as much knowledge and experience as possible so that I'm thoroughly ready and prepared to take on that challenge when it comes."

"We are currently using K&N air filters, breather filters and oil filters on my number 16, K1 Speed Super Truck Inc. truck. We use K&N air filters on all the Super Truck Inc. trucks that run in the series. They've always been the first choice for all my vehicles."

"My basic goals remain the same, I plan to race a few years in the Super Truck Series and then get involved with Camping Worlds west Series when I'm ready and the timing is right. Along the way I want to gather as much experience and racing knowledge as possible, running in different series, and I want to continue to build on the respect coming from the racing community," concludes Perez.

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