KISS: Cottle to be Crowned as King of Indiana Sprints on Saturday

Jacob Seelman Dirt Track Racing, Midwest, Other Sprint Cars, Sprints & Midgets 0 Comments

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – official release — The coronation of Kokomo’s Shane Cottle as the 2014 King of Indiana Sprint Series Champion will take place Saturday at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

He becomes the eighth different racer to have earned the honor in the 14-year history of KISS.

“It’s something that I’ve wanted to do my whole career running sprint cars, but I just never had the opportunity to do it. Tony Epperson (car owner) gave us the chance to do it this year and we capitalized on it,” said Cottle.

It is the eighth consecutive year for the KISS track promoters to present the unique Helmet Award, which is made possible by sponsors Sprint Car and Midget Magazine, Simpson Performance Products and VanHorn Tint & Accessories. The helmet features artwork specially designed for the KISS champion by Bloomington’s Jeff VanHorn.

Cottle earned the crown by opening the KISS tour with back-to-back wins at Bloomington and Kokomo, then a fourth at Lawrenceburg and sixth at Tri-State. Closing with a third place finish at Paragon, he earned the title by 34 points over two-time champion Brady Short. Six-time champion Jon Stanbrough captured KISS victories at Lawrenceburg and Paragon Speedways, Jeff Bland Jr. took the win at Tri-State, and the Terre Haute and Gas City rounds fell to weather.

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