Kevin Rhodus Advances to Insight
By Kyle Larson
several successful seasons in the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives,
Anderson racer Kevin Rhodus has elected to compete full-time in the Insight
ThunderCar Oval division in 2005. He is aiming to challenge for Rookie of the
Year honors in the upcoming ThunderCar season.
“I’m looking forward to racing in the ThunderCar division this year,” said Kevin
Rhodus. “I learned a tremendous amount competing in the Front Wheel Drive
division, but it was time for a change and to move up to ThunderCars.”
Rhodus raced in the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives the previous two
seasons, placing third in the 2003 standings. In 2004, he raced with the
division on a full-time basis until the later part of the season, when he
focused on building his ThunderCar for the upcoming season.
In 2004, Rhodus produced one feature victory, two fast times, seven top-five
finishes and 10 top 10s. He recorded his main event win on Saturday, July 2,
during the opening night of Titan Auto Insurance Independence Celebration
Weekend, holding off eventual division champion Chris Teepe and front-runner Sam
expect to endure a learning curve with moving to the ThunderCars,” added Rhodus.
"It’s a different type of car and will take some getting used to. My goal is to
finish as many races possible and challenge for Rookie of the Year honors.”
The Insight ThunderCar Oval division makes its next appearance at Anderson
Speedway on March 12 during the opening weekend of March Madness. The first
points race for the division is scheduled for Saturday, April 3, joining the
regular Saturday Night division for opening night.
For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.