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Round Rock Driver Commits to TSRS Triple Crown Tour


Charles Buxton, driver of the #77 White Knuckle Racing (WKR) Pontiac Grand Prix, announced today that the WKR racing team was committed to running the Texas Super Racing Series (TSRS) Triple Crown Tour, which begins Sept. 27 at the Texas Stock Car Spectacular at Thunder Hill Raceway (THR).


That’s a pretty big commitment, considering WKR almost didn’t run a single race this season.


“We almost took the entire 2003 season off,” said Buxton, a native of Kansas who attended Anderson High School in Austin. “But when Mary Ann ‘Hot Rod’ Naumann started TSRS, we saw a good opportunity for our short-term and long-term racing plans. We decided to run a couple races this year and get ready for a full-season commitment next year. We’ve had so much fun running the series, and made such really good friends, that we decided to run each of the three Triple Crown races. TSRS is a great series to run, and we’re proud to be a part of the TSRS series, along with its officials and competitors.”


Buxton added, “Drivers like Tommy and Teresa Gural and Michael Jones have helped our team out a lot. Also, Tim Sowell and the folks at Extreme Machine and Performance have been valuable contributors to White Knuckle Racing. I expect to repay all these people for their help some day soon.”


Buxton is supported by members of the WKR race team, who include crew chief Mark Ivicic, Buxton’s brother-in-law Bryan Lane and Tim Fiedler, Buxton’s younger brother.


Buxton – a resident of Round Rock along with his wife, Kathy, and his son, Charles William – has run three TSRS races this season, accumulating 45 points. The three events of the TSRS Triple Crown tour take place Sept. 27 at Thunder Hill (the Texas Stock Car Spectacular), Oct. 4 at Houston Motorsports Park (the Space City 125, see www.spacecity125.com) and Oct. 11 at San Antonio Speedway (the October’Fast’).


“We’re getting faster all the time,” Buxton explained. “I’m very happy with our team’s progress and feel we’re really hitting our stride coming into the Triple Crown. Our team has worked very hard all year and now we’re hoping to peak. Maybe we’ll surprise a few people by the time the Triple Crown Tour is over.”


Buxton also hired Dani Promotions of Austin to perform the team’s public relations duties for the Triple Crown Tour.


Thunder Hill is a good track to start for the White Knuckle Racing team. Buxton has run at THR every year since the track opened in 1999, achieving a career-best third-place finish in the Street Stock class in 2000. WKR has run some late-model races at THR this year, and they currently sit in 14th place in the Late Model standings with 135 points.

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