What a difference a year makes for "Showtime" Danny Sheridan, the Santa Maria, California resident. Last season, regardless of what the team tried, they couldn't find a way to the podium, despite having good cars and great sponsors, as he put it. It appeared at times; he said about last season, that they had become a magnet for bad luck.
Danny Sheridan takes podium after USAC 360 Victory
Someone it seems has figured out how to turn that magnet around. This season Sheridan has earned a view from every perch on the podium, including the top tier, with his very popular USAC 360 victory in front of hometown fans at Santa Maria Speedway.
Sheridan comments, "With each race we have been sneaking up on what the car likes and it seems that lately we have found it. We have been having some really good finishes with the USAC/CRA 410 (last two finishes have been second and third), as of the last event, it has moved us to within 12 points of the point's lead, which is great for us. And yes, in the USAC 360 series we found the winners circle on Saturday night at Santa Maria, it was a well deserved win for the team too, they have been working extremely hard lately."
The moniker "Showtime" is a suitable fit for Sheridan, especially this season. "I got the nickname during The Non-Wing World Championships in early 2000, while racing back in Kansas, during the Jerry Weld Classic. I made a last lap pass to win the main event and the announcer shouted it's 'Showtime' and since then it has stuck," explains Sheridan.
This season Sheridan's cars are once again good and his sponsors continue to be supportive he says, and luck always favors the prepared. "Our relationship with K&N has been great. As usual, K&N supplies us with whatever we need to get in the winners circle each night. Currently we use K&N air box air filters, air filter oil, air filter cleaner, pre-chargers, crankcase filters and oil filters - all of which we are very pleased with."
The Kittle Motorsports team and Sheridan have their toes dug in and their eyes clearly focused on the 2010 USA/CRA Championship. "That has been a goal of the team for the past couple of years," says Sheridan.
"I think we have put ourselves in a great spot this year to make that goal a reality. We also plan on winning as many USAC 360 shows as possible."
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