DANVILLE, Ind. — official team release by Zach Tasker — Toledo Speedway photo —
On Friday May 1, the open wheeled warriors of the USAC Silver Crown Series will do battle at the Toledo Speedway in Ohio for the Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness Rollie Beale Classic, and Danville, Ind. native Kyle Hamilton is relishing the chance to compete on the half-mile paved oval.
The driver nicknamed “The Professor” comes from a pavement background and will visit many dirt tracks this year that he has never competed on in running the full Silver Crown slate. The fact that the 2015 season starts with a track very familiar to him helps his confidence heading into the year.
“The first race being on pavement is nice for me because it gives me a chance to get back behind the wheel in something familiar at a track I have experience at,” Hamilton says. “By the time the dirt races come up, I will have had time to get back into the swing of racing consistently and ready to take on the challenge of dirt racing.”
The driver of the No. 33 6R Racing/Jet Star/Curtis Motor Sales/Simpson Racing/Advance Racing Suspensions Beast/TRD Toyota is one of many strong contenders already entered for this 100 lap classic, and says he is a fan of the high-speed racing that Toledo brings.
“I really like Toledo because of how fast it is,” Hamilton explained. “It reminds me of a scaled down Iowa Speedway with how much corner speed you carry. I have the midget track record there so hopefully that speed helps me lay down a decent lap in qualifying on May 1 at Toledo.”
CREDIT: Kyle Hamilton Racing