Joey Saldana And Roth Motorsports Team Up For 2016 World of Outlaws Season
PETERSEN MEDIA- As the 2015 World of Outlaws season comes to a close in Charlotte, NC, Roth Motorsports has been busy getting prepared for 2016 as the team will return to the World Of Outlaws Tour with Brownsburg, IN driver, Joey Saldana behind the wheel.
“I am extremely lucky, and thankful, that Dennis and Teresa Roth have given me the opportunity to drive their car on the World of Outlaws tour in 2016,” Joey Saldana said. “They gave me a chance back in 1996 and in 2001, and to come back and drive for them in 2016 is really special. With this door opening, I really have to thank Dan and Ruth Motter for everything they did for my family over the last three seasons. With that team we had some great supporters, and I really appreciate all the support Doug Harris of HEMsaw, and Lonnie Olson with Beltline Body Shop provided. ”
Joey Saldana has had a storied career with the World of Outlaws including winning the 1996 Kevin Gobreicht Rookie of the Year, the famed Kings Royal on two separate occasions in 2002 and 2006, the World of Outlaws portion of the Four Crown Nationals on four occasions, as well as two Gold Cup Race of Champions triumphs in 2007 and 2009.
“Teaming up with Roth Motorsports, I know we will be in contention to win some big races,” Saldana added. “Roth Motorsports has a great program in place and I am looking forward to being a part of it in 2016.”
Some other marquee wins over the course of Saldana’s storied career include an Iron Man 55 win, a Brad Doty Classic Win, and a win at the Eagle Nationals.
Currently, “The Brownsburg Bullet” sits sixth on the World of Outlaws All-Time Wins list with 93 triumphs (not including preliminary night wins), and will look to hit the century mark in the coming season.
“The World of Outlaws tour is tough, but I think we will be a strong team, and I am hoping to put us in the hunt on a nightly basis,” Saldana added.
“We are all very excited to have Joey Saldana with us in 2016,” Dennis Roth said. “Joey was the first driver I ever had on the World of Outlaw tour in 1996 and we are glad to have him back in 2016. It should be an exciting season and we are all looking forward to it.”
Making his return to the seat of the famed Roth Motorsports entry in 2016 after a couple of stints early in his career, Saldana still has some things he would like to accomplish including winning a World of Outlaws Championship, as well as a Knoxville Nationals.
“Dennis and Teresa Roth have the desire to win, and I share that desire with them,” Saldana added. “With the equipment Roth Motorsports provides, I am hopeful we will be in the hunt on a regular basis.”
Though with the team still being finalized, Saldana and Roth Motorsports will make their debut during the 2nd Annual Winter Heat Showdown in Yuma, AZ during the first week of action before kicking off their World of Outlaws campaign during the DIRTCar Nationals at the Volusia Speedway Park in February, an event that Saldana has won on three occasions.
“This is an exciting thing for me and my family, and I am excited to get to the shop, and get ready for the Winter Heat Showdown in January.”
The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2015.
STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and stay connected with Joey by following him on Twitter @JoeySaldana.
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Not The Season Finale Kyle Hirst Was Hoping For
PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking on the King of the West Series on Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track for the 32nd Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson, Kyle Hirst saw a good night go south late as the rough and tumble track got the best of him and his season came to an end upside down.
“We had a really good racecar, and I guess I got a little to greedy trying to make the top work,” Kyle Hirst said. “It was fast and rough, and I got to hopping and it went over unfortunately. It definitely was not the ending to the season I wanted.”
Timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83JR machine in fourth fastest, the Paradise, CA driver would finish fourth in his heat race.
Earning a spot in the Dash by way of his qualifying effort, Hirst would line up in the seventh spot, and his sixth place finish would put him in the third row for the King of the West’s final feature event of the season.
When the race went green, Hirst was hard on the throttle as he began working his way forward quickly on the rough and tumble Stockton Dirt Track. Getting into the third spot in just a few laps, Hirst would take over the second position on the ninth lap.
A lap 11 restart re-racked the field, and the ensuing restart would see Hirst and Macedo fight for the position. With Macedo getting the spot, Hirst would continue to hound him as he ran in the third spot, but would begin to feel pressure from Bud Kaeding.
Slipping back to the fourth spot after getting out of shape on the rough surface, Hirst would get out of shape eon the 19th lap and it would result in him getting upside down.
“I hate it for my guys, because nobody wants to end their season like that,” Hirst said. “Though we didn’t have any plans at the start of the season, I really want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for putting this team together and giving me another shot. We had a great season, and hopefully we can do it again in 2016.”
The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, KW Suspension, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2015.
2015 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-38, Wins-6, Top 5’s-19, Top 10’s-24
ON TAP: Kyle Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team’s 2015 season has concluded.
STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.
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