At some point you expect the master to always revert to being the pupil, but not just yet for Cory "The Kruser" Kruseman. Kruseman has been racing for 26 years and teaching at his driving school for 11 years, and he's far too focused on winning championships to take a backseat to anyone real soon.
With his recent win in the USAC Western States Midget Series Kruseman is now in second place for the championship
Still the best way to learn how to race is to watch the master churn up a track
Recently Kruseman had a very impressive showing on his home track at Ventura Speedway in Ventura, California; he won a heat race and placed fourth in the main.
"It was a great weekend for us running fourth in the midget and as well as winning the sprint car race that same night," remarked Kruseman.
He followed that up by notching his first USAC Western States Midget Series victory of the year at Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, California. It was an important win for Kruseman, as he has his sights set on winning the 2010 championship. He now finds himself in second place in the point standings.
Kruseman's Sprint Car and Midget Driving School, run at Ventura Speedway, is the official driving school of the United States Auto Club (USAC). "Our Goal at Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car and Midget Driving School is to give the fan, or racecar driver, some safe seat time and instruction in a Sprint Car or Ford Focus Midget," says Kruseman. The course is approximately 80 laps, split up into four sessions of 20 laps, with Kruseman supplying individual hands-on instruction between each session.
There is also a "Semi Advance Course" offered, which mainly focuses on driving lines, braking drills, apex drills and learning how to read the race track. The majority of this course is spent on the track driving.
Kruseman says, "We always use K&N oil and air filters in all of our racing applications - we simply think it is to our advantage to do so."
Asked about his goals for the rest of the year Kruseman says, "We plan on racing for a championship in the USAC Western States Midgets."
Kruseman is a native of Ventura and has already earned such titles as Non-winged World Champion, Chili Bowl Champion, Western States Dirt Track Champion, ESPN Points Series Winner, TQ Midget Fall Nationals Champion, and set numerous records, some of which still stand.
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