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    The Florida boys ante up?



    INDIANAPOLIS – Devin Racing Chassis President Joe
    Devin announced Tuesday
    that his first new generation pavement Silver
    Crown chassis has been
    purchased by Florida Sprint car legends Kenny
    Adams and Red Stauffer.

    DRC is the third car constructor to announce the
    selling of the new chassis,
    set to compete for the first time in 2006. Riley
    Technologies and Stealth
    Motorsports have each reported two cars from
    their shops have been sold.

    “I’m really excited these guys have purchased the
    first DRC chassis for
    2006,” Devin said. “Kenny and Red have been
    around for a long time, so they’
    ve got a lot of knowledge and experience to do

    Adams, of Malabar, Fla., has the most victories
    of any driver in the history
    of the O’Reilly United Sprint Car Series, which
    hosts pavement and dirt
    races in the Southeast. The “Malabar Missile” has
    recorded 16 victories in
    44 events on the 2005 National tour this season,
    and is looking to capture
    his second National title (2000) with six races
    left on the schedule. Adams
    also leads the USCS Carolina Thunder, Mid-South
    Thunder and Southern Thunder
    point standings.

    Adams was also the 2003 USCS Asphalt Thunder Tour
    champion and 2004 Sunbelt
    Tour titlist. In 2000, he was named the National
    Sprint Car Hall of Fame
    Sprint Car Driver of the Year in the 360 cubic
    inch powered machines.

    Adams plans to tab stepson Bryn Gohn as the
    driver of the new Silver Crown
    car. Gohn is fourth in the USCS National point
    standings this season, the
    first season he had ever competed in a racecar.
    Expected to be named Rookie
    of the Year, Gohn has scored three Top-5 and 28
    Top-10 finishes in 44
    starts, including a victory at Fayetteville, N.C.

    While Adams is relatively new to the Silver Crown
    market, Stauffer is a
    veteran. The Winter Park, Fla. native made five
    starts in Silver Crown
    competition in the late 1980s and early 1990s,
    finishing a career-best 15th
    in the 1988 “Hoosier Hundred.”

    In nearly 25 years of competitive driving,
    Stauffer has won the East Bay
    Raceway Park track championship in the mid-1980s
    and is a three-time
    champion in the now defunct American Winged
    Outlaw Series. Stauffer also won
    the Western division of the USCS in 2000 and has
    competed in the Tampa Bay
    Auto Racing Association on a number of occasions.

    “This program seems like a great opportunity and
    a great stepping stone for
    younger drivers,” said Adams. “For me, the Silver
    Crown Series has always
    been very competitive, and I expect that it will
    continue to be. Many
    competitors in the past have had a lot of
    experience with the old cars, and
    with the introduction of the new cars, everyone
    will be on the same sheet at
    the start.”

    Devin’s car was tested for the first time last
    week, when Silver Crown
    veteran Aaron Fike toured the track for about 40
    laps. Devin has already
    ordered parts for a second car, and urges current
    and prospective car owners
    to place their orders soon.

    “Kenny and Red seemed very happy with the way the
    test went, and they really
    wanted a car, so they ordered one from us,” Devin
    said. “We look forward to
    helping them as much as possible.”

    The Silver Crown Series, which has been in
    existence since 1971 and runs on
    paved and dirt tracks, has competed at venues
    such as Richmond International
    Raceway, Phoenix International Raceway, The
    Milwaukee Mile and Indianapolis
    Raceway Park over the last two seasons. Utilizing
    new cars, the series will
    be able to compete on tracks larger than one-mile
    in length. Homestead-Miami
    Speedway and Kansas Speedway - owned by the
    International Speedway
    Corporation – as well as Kentucky Speedway and
    Iowa Speedway, have all
    committed to hosting the series in 2006.

    The 2006 Silver Crown Series schedule is expected
    to be released soon.

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