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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 7, 2006


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Jake Kruger enjoying good season in Legacys


Jake Kruger set out this season with the goal of earning the Rookie of the Year award – and winning one race – in the Lonestar Legacys series.


According to Jake and the Kruger Motorsports Team, things have gone even better than expected as Kruger claimed his first-ever series win (July 15 at Thunder Hill Raceway), has been sitting second in the points going into the Sept. 2 race at Thunder Hill Raceway (THR) and has been in contention for both Rookie of the Year and the Legacys points championship.


As the Kruger Motorsports Team gets ready to run a non-points race Saturday at the legendary San Antonio Speedway (SAS), Jake is still in the running for the Rookie of the Year award. His attempt to take the series championship took a turn for the worst Sept. 2 at THR when he lost a transmission on Lap 11, dropping Kruger to a 16th-place finish.


Dillon Spreen, the 12-year-old series points leader who finished third on Saturday, will just need to attempt to qualify and attempt to start the series’ last race – Oct. 28 at Thunder Hill Raceway’s Texas Stock Car Spectacular – to claim the 2006 championship.


Still, the Krugers have plenty to look forward to – and reflect back on.


“We’re going to San Antonio this weekend and we’ll run hard,” said team owner Bill Kruger. “We got into some trouble at Thunder Hill; the series officials sent Jake to the back of the pack after an incident with the #69 (John Riley). On the restart, Jake revved up the motor and tried to shift it but the transmission locked up. We got some help in the pits from Mike Steinman – he was able to get the car to run first and second gear and we were able to get the car back out on the track.”


The elder Kruger added, “Jake wasn’t able to do much with the car on the restart so he brought it in the pits for good. It was the first really bad night we’ve had but we’re very thankful to our sponsors – including Austin V-Dub, Capitel Communications, Kool Carts of Texas, Sikkens Paints and John Martin. They’re a big reason for the success we’ve enjoyed this season.”


The team is thankful to series director Bob Riley, who’s lending the Kruger Motorsports Team a transmission for the race at SAS. “We are having the transmission from THR looked at to find out what’s wrong with it. We hope to be able to fix it for the Oct. 28 race at Thunder Hill.”


Deb Kruger, Jake’s mom, added, “Jake’s very excited about running at San Antonio. He has a great competitive drive; he wants to win the race and finish with no worse than a top-3 (finish). He’s a little disappointed about what happened last Saturday but he’s already looking forward to this weekend’s race.”


The Kruger Motorsports Team announced its doing research on a web site for the team at www.jakekruger.com.


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