Could 2013 be the year a female champion is delivered to Seekonk? It just may happen, and the SYRA 750 class would most likely be the place for it to happen. Most of the returning drivers in the 750 class happen to be ladies, with the exception of Curtis Rolando and Willy Sanchez. Word had Sanchez only running a part time schedule.
Christine Cavallaro is one of the older drivers, and has been running in the 750 class for several years, but has not been able to find that consistency to compete for the championship. He father Mike is a 5 time Sport Truck champion, so you know he is going to do everything she can to help her get to the top of the standings.
Ashley Kuhn is the other seasoned 750 driver, and like Christine, there always seems to be that one thing keeping her from putting it all together. Ashley has been competitive, but a gremlin here, bad luck there, and she is fighting for a top five, instead of a win. She has been to victory lane, so she does know how to get it to the front.
Shelby Donovan enters her second season in the 750 class, but it will be her first season as the lead car in the Donovan team. She picked up one win on her way to a top five points finish, but needs to be more consistent to challenge for the title.
Curtis Rolando is the only former champion in the division this year, winning the 600 title in 2011. He might be the factor in keeping a female from the championship. With a year under his belt in this division, with these ladies, he has shown a knack for learning quick and putting his car where he needs to, to get to the front.
Taylor Bowser is a rookie in the 750 class, but while contending for a title in the 600, she learned how to handle herself in a crowd, how to move through traffic, and how to keep her car under control. However, the upper class cars are faster, and her competition has more experience running at the higher speeds and running together. This could make the learning curve steep, or she may find herself right in the thick of things.
Another rookie in this class is Dave Lougee. Dave has the benefit of 2 years’ experience in the 600 Class as well, along with a couple of wins. His father has been around Seekonk for many years, and his experience will be crucial to helping Dave fight for the title.
Two young men against a handful of ladies. The odds are in the gal’s favor to sit atop the standings in September, but these two will make it very difficult.