Picton, ON (October 28, 2014)- Many racers are used to doing some travelling during the course of their season, but Picton, Ontario’s Tim Kerr is about to embark on the ultimate road trip.
Fresh from a mid-pack finish against a highly competitive field in a Mr. DIRTcar Championship Trail Big Block Modified 100 lapper at Brockville Speedway, the Prince Edward County Speedster will now shift his focus to prepping his ride for the DIRTcar World Finals – Thursday, Friday and Saturday – November 6, 7, 8, on the clay oval adjacent to NASCAR’s famous Charlotte Motor Speedway. The driver – who honed his abilities in a variety of different divisions at Brighton Speedway – says he’s looking forward to the chance to showcase his talents in the heart of stock car country.
“The modifieds will be a support division on a show that will also include the World of Outlaws Late Models and World of Outlaws Sprint Cars,” said Kerr. “All three touring groups will crown their 2014 series champions during this event and even though we’re not in the running for the overall crown, it would be great to qualify for the ‘A’ main and have a solid showing at such a marquee affair.”
The 28 year old Kerr – who works as a carpenter at his family’s construction business – has an extensive motorsports resume that also includes a couple of seasons on the former Hooters Pro Cup Late Model tour. His 2014 season was spent primarily in Big Block Modified action at Brewerton Speedway, near Syracuse, New York where he finished 24th in the final point standings, with one Top 10 in nine starts. Even though he was forced to the sidelines for the month of July while his car was being repaired, he says tackling the track known as the “D-Shaped Dirt Demon” on a regular basis helped sharpen his skills behind the wheel.
“When you’re running against some of the biggest names in the sport on a regular basis, you can’t help but get better,” confided Kerr. “Drivers like Billy Decker, Pat Ward, Matt Sheppard and others have made Brewerton their home base for years. It’s almost like having a Super DIRTcar event at your weekly speedway. Just being there every Friday night made me better at car set-up, finding the quick way around and logging some stronger overall finishes.”
He has yet to close the curtain on the current campaign but Tim Kerr and his crew Emily Brant, Ryan Brant, Jeff Holmes, Evan Maracle, Zach Aubertine, Jason Weese and Mitch Rosborough are already looking ahead to 2015. They’re spending time in the shop, working to get a new car ready for Speedweeks in February, as well as a season of action that could see them running at least a couple of nights every weekend, in addition to more Super DIRTcar Series events, as the team’s schedule permits.
Tim Kerr’s #07 Bicknell Racing Products DIRTcar Modified is powered by an Enders Racing Engines Big Block and proudly supported by Hubert Kerr Construction, C.F. Evans Lumber Company – Picton, The Bronskill Group, Greenbush Electric and Picton Home Hardware Building Centre. Promotional services provided by Clarke Motorsports Communications.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media