From Eric Bunn
Lebanon, IN — (April 22, 2015) — The 2014 Sprint Car Challenge Series Built by the UAW Champion Chris Neuenschwander is set to begin his title defense at the 15th Annual Glen Niebel Classic 100 at Anderson Speedway, Saturday April 25. Neuenschwander’s battle for the title went down to the wire last year when he clinched the deal in the last race of the season at Anderson Speedway.
The 2014 Champion will begin the race for the 2015 title with a different horse this year. His team had the opportunity to by the Beast car built for Shane Hmiel before his accident. The car is an example of the latest in non-wing pavement sprint car technology. “Ron’s (Koehler) Beast took us to a championship so we hope this car is just as good,” said Neuenschwander’s father and car owner Tony.
Entering the 2015 season, the team’s focus is honed in on the 67th Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM. Tony Neuenschwander explained, “Everything we do with a non-wing car is about the Little 500. We run all of USSA’s races because we learn something every race we can take to Anderson for the Little 500.”
USSA’s 2014 UAW Mechanic of the Year, Chad Baker, will lead the team again in 2015. He will be working with an engine and shocks built by Aaron Pierce and Sam Pierce Chevrolet Racing. The Sam Pierce Chevy built engine and shocks are new to the Neuenschwander’s effort for the current season.
Joining Sam Pierce Chevrolet in sponsoring the Neuenschwander effort are JC Automotive/NAPA, Pro Strip, Landrum Spring, Signs in Time, Koehler Motorsports, Urbine Machine and Downtown Auto Body.
The Sprint Car Challenge Series Kicks-off the 2015 racing Season at Anderson Speedway with the Glen Niebel Classic. Practice is scheduled to begin at 3 PM on Saturday April 25 with each division getting one hour of track time. Qualifying will go off at 5:30 with racing scheduled to start at 7:00 with the ARCA/CRA Super Series cars 125-lap race followed by the Glen Niebel Classic 100 Sprint Car Challenge Series Built by the UAW race.