CRI Racing Team’s Developmental Drivers for Stewart-Haas Racing Clinch Five Championships

October 26th, 2010 by Staff

TAMPA, FLORIDA (OCTOBER 26, 2010): Clem Racing, Inc. (CRI) has clinched five championships to date, with another possible track championship to be determined on Friday, November 12th, as announced today by team owner Bubba Clem on his national Bubba the Love Sponge® radio show, heard on seven terrestrial stations and nationwide on SiriusXM.

CRI drivers Tyler Clem (age 8) and Michael Atwell (age 10) are developmental drivers for Stewart-Haas Racing, the NASCAR racing team owned by Tony Stewart and Gene Haas.

Driver Tyler Clem has to date won the following:
USAC .25 Midget Jr. Animal National Championship
USAC East Coast .25 Midget Jr. Animal Championship
USAC East Coast .25 Midget Jr. Honda Championship

Driver Michael Atwell has to date won the following:
USAC East Coast .25 Midget Light 160 Championship
USAC East Coast .25 Midget Light World Formula Championship
USAC East Coast .25 Midget Senior Animal Championship

Tyler Clem is still competing in the QMA Jr. Honda New Smyrna Track Championship that will be determined on Friday, November 12, 2010.

“To be able to pick up five and possibly six points series championships in one year with two drivers is a very rare accomplishment,” said Bubba Clem on his radio program. “Crew chief Dan Atwell and I are very proud, and I’m sure that ‘the Big Man,’ Tony Stewart, is too.”

Bubba said he spoke with Stewart last night on the phone, and he and Stewart will go over 2011 racing plans for Stewart-Haas developmental drivers when they see each other in Homestead, Florida in a few weeks. “I’m so thankful, and I know Michael and Tyler are thankful as well, to have Tony’s endorsement. He was the first owner to endorse a .25 Midget driver in a developmental program, and now Dale Earnhardt, Jr. may be following suit, as well. Tony is always on the leading edge of finding great talent, as evidenced by his USAC open wheel guys, who are the best in the business,” Bubba added.

CRI has plans to branch out in 2011, racing in USAC’s National Series, and perhaps will start testing some bigger, full size cars on asphalt and dirt, along with picking up another driver in the Florida area.

Bubba also announced that nine year old Trevor Taylor from Zellwood, Florida will drive the #7 CRI car next year. Bubba is also currently exploring a female teenage driver located in the Midwest to possibly drive a few races for CRI in some of the USAC National events.

CRI is a Florida-based .25 Midget Race Team owned by Bubba Clem with Dan Atwell and car chief Mike Tidwell. CRI has sponsorship and equipment deals in place with the following sponsors, to whom the team is grateful for their support: 1-800 ASK GARY, Lumber Liquidators, Zero Error Racing, Bell, Douglas Wheels, Leaf Racewear, Buddy’s Home Furnishings, Wing House, StringRay Chevrolet, KN, Red Line Oil, Supreme Protein, Whelen, Stiefel Aluminum, Aurora, Dewalt Tools, JM Adams Oil & Gas, TSS Radio, Racing Optics,Robbie Stanley Racing, VP Fuels, and DB Plugz.

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