A conversation with East Bridgewater’s Jimmy Kuhn, Jr. revealed that the Kuhn Racing Team’s efforts with the PASS North Tour took some seven months during 2022 and also took lots of hard work in the process. All that paid off following the final event at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl in CT last October.
Jim, Jr’s son and team race driver Ryan Kuhn came in fourth in that tour’s final event of the year that earned him the series title. Eddie MacDonald won that race while Ryan Kuhn finished fourth which gave him enough points to win the 2022 PASS North Tour title
“Where do we go in 2023 depends on how much new sponsorship we can get”, quipped Jimmy Jr. Currently the team’s biggest sponsor is Brockton’s Everett Auto Parts, one of the major processors of junked automobile metals in the area.
Jimmy Kuhn continued,” Yes we would like to move up to the ARCA Menards East series in 2023. To run that series, it would take a new race car plus a budget of $80,000 per race.
Another option we looked at every end of the 2022 racing season is the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida in December. We passed it up because it wasn’t worth the effort ” revealed Jimmy Kuhn
He went on, trying to focus on a NASCAR Truck ride for the season would also be a $80,000 per race. So, now we’re were looking at a $2 million budget for the 2023 season. All that is beyond our team’s capability. “
Unless a big sponsor comes along, the Kuhn Racing Team has to be realistic. Jimmy, Jr. said, “We are going to return to the PASS Tour and make an effort to defend the Super Late Model Championship in 2023. We are also considering racing in a few of the big paying ACT Late Model Tour races in New England and Quebec. We also have an ACT Late Model race car in our garage, ” added Jimmy Kuhn, Jr.
Everett Auto Parts of Brockton will return to sponsor the Triple Crown Series in 2023 at Seekonk Speedway for all of the track’s division scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays which will be completed by Saturday, August 19.
The Tour Type Modifieds will see less events in 2023 with only NASCAR, Monaco Ford Tri-Track Open Modified Racing Series offering just 40 events in 2023 during the 30-week racing season as of February 1. Among them is the Modified Racing Series which landed a much need sponsorship of Milton CAT, which could help that club get more races on its six-race schedule.
We received Coastal181’s Catalog which was jammed packed with motorsports books and DVD’s. Check the huge list at http://www.coastal181.com
We got the word that the World of Wheels Auto Show will not be coming back to Boston anytime soon. It’s all due to the rental of the exhibition hall located on the Commonwealth Pier in South Boston. Even though the event was always packed with motorheads for the entire three days, Friday through Sunday. We heard that the rental charge exceeded the expected ticket and the space rental sales leaving the show promoter with not much of a profit.
Total Page Visits: 227 - Today Page Visits: 1