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Kulhanek Finds New Opportunity Following Solid 2015 Season
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11/9/2015

11/9/2015

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Kulhanek Finds New Opportunity Following Solid 2015 Season

(Photo by Ron Skinner Photos)

Inside Line Promotions – DANBURY, Texas (Nov. 9, 2015) – This year was a different one for Ray Allen Kulhanek, who transitioned into a full-time car owner.

Kulhanek, who came up 17 points shy of claiming his sixth career ASCS Gulf South Region championship, took over the team reigns from David Miller late this season after the duo combined to score four wins, including two with the ASCS Gulf South Region to extend a winning streak with the series to seven consecutive seasons.

“I want to thank David and Beverly Miller for the opportunity the last few years,” he said. “We had a lot of success together and their support has been immeasurable.”

Kulhanek finished the ASCS Gulf South season tied for the lead in wins, top fives (nine) and top 10s (12). Unfortunately, he missed advancing into one feature after another driver crashed into him while in a transfer position during a B Main.

“Just by being in the A Main that night we would have won the championship,” he said. “I felt like we were the championship contending team we set out to be. It just didn’t work out in our favor. It was disappointing. I wanted to win the championship to give my car owner a good way to go out.”

Kulhanek also scored a pair of victories at Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, and he finished the season with 15 top fives and 18 top 10s in 22 races.

Now the focus shifts in a new direction for Kulhanek, whose goal is to purchase a 410ci engine so he can start the 2016 season at the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., the first two weeks in January.

“As of right now I have zero plans on running full time with any series,” he said. “I want to jump around and race wherever I want to race. I’ve been doing the same thing the last few years. Now I’m the owner and the driver I will race the schedule I want to race and enjoy the places I get to go. Ultimately I’d love to race more, but it’s all depending on what comes up this winter sponsor-wise. Right now I’m going to be limited on how much racing I’ll get to do.”

Fans can become involved as Kulhanek is offering a unique opportunity for the famed Knoxville Nationals next year. For as little as $25 Kulhanek will add your name to his race car for the prestigious event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, in August. For more information, visit https://www.gofundme.com/rayallenkulhanek.

“I want to thank all the fans for sticking by me as well as my sponsors for their support,” he said. “I also want to welcome ASI Racing Engines and Alcon Construction to the team for the 2016 season. I’ve been working hard to prepare and I’m really looking forward to getting things rolling.”

SEASON STATS –

22 races, 4 wins, 15 top fives, 18 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 19 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dork.racing.9?fref=ts

APPAREL –

Kulhanek will have apparel available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Frazier and Son

Located in Conroe, Texas, Frazier and Son is a fourth-generation business with an emphasis on providing quality bucket elevators and conveyers. For more information, visit http://www.FrazierAndSon.com.

“Frazier and Son is a company that I work for that came on board last season,” Kulhanek said. “I’m appreciative of Mark Frazier and the whole company for supporting our race team and I hope for many more years of success.”

Kulhanek would also like to thank ASI Racing Engines, Alcon Construction, Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Miller’s RV Park, Texas Rotating Equipment, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, DR2 Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, 41 Shocks, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Racing Shocks, Snap Graphics and Simpson Race Products for their support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS –

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.


Article Credit: Inside Line Promotions

Submitted By: Shawn Miller

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