The highbanks of the legendary Salem Speedway in Indiana provided a steep learning curve for rookie sprint car driver Ryan Litt last weekend. The 18 year old from Lyons, Ontario, Canada missed more than half of practice because of mechanical problems and was behind the 8 ball right from the beginning.
His time was slowest in qualifying for the (wingless) USAC National Sprint Car Series event, and the heat race was basically a chance to get a feel for the track. By the end of the heat Ryan was running comparable lap times to the other cars on the track, but still finished last. In the feature, things never really got going as a U joint broke on lap 4 which ended the night prematurely yet again for the team.
Next up for the team are two “home” races with the Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints series. Friday, August 26th will see the winged 410 sprints at the Kawartha Speedway near Peterborough, Ontario for the first time, while Saturday August 27 takes the tour back to the Flamboro Speedway near Hamilton for the first time since 2002. The team is very excited about their chances this weekend as the engine has been freshened and the new Velocity Wings proved themselves to be very effective when the car was running and set up well.
For more information on the AVSS tour, visit www.SuperSprints.com. For more information about the Litt racing team, as well as photos and news, please visit www.RyanLitt.com.
From Litt PR (August 22, 2005), by Tommy Goudge
Tommy Goudge, PR Manager, www.RyanLitt.com
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