When USCS President, Pete Walton, announced the formation of the new USCS 600cc Mini Sprint tour over the off-season many people in the sport automatically tabbed hotshoe, Travis Senter Jr., as the driver, who would be the man to beat in the series, and thus far he has not disappointed as he has claimed wins in the sanction’s first three events.
Coming off his third-straight Australian Championship over the winter, Travis has hit the ground running stateside in 2011 in his #22 Senter Motorsports/Stallard/FTZ Racing Engines Mini Sprint. He opened his American season on March 18th at Malden Speedway (Malden, Missouri) in the first leg of the Bootheel 200 doubleheader. The inaugural event saw 16 cars, representing four states sign in for battle, but it was Senter, who charged from his fifth starting position to claim the opening night win over Harli White and Howard Moore
The next night saw Travis entering the backend of the doubleheader at Malden Speedway, and although he would have to start deep in the pack in the tenth starting position, the end result would be the same as he methodically worked his way to the win over the 21 car field, which came over Howard Moore and Derek King.
After a two week hiatus it was back to business for Senter Jr., as he made the four hour tow to “The Baddest Bullring in the South,” Columbus Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Saturday, April 2nd. Via heat race action, Travis earned the pole position for the main event and from that point there was no looking back as he went flag-to-flag to claim the win in front of Henry Gustavus Jr. and Bobby Zaiontz.
In regards to his blistering start to the year, Senter Jr. comments, “I’ve never had such a good start to a season. Coming off a series title in Australia definitely helped keep me up to speed, and I’ve also made some crew changes this year, as I parted ways with long time helper, Tommy Carter. We had a great working relationship over the years, but I just felt it was time to move in a different direction and carve a new path. This sets me up perfectly for the upcoming big races on the schedule, and I can’t wait to see what my new car I’m currently putting together and new engine packages will do for my program.”
Finally Travis would like to thank Pete Walton for putting together the touring USCS 600cc Mini Sprint Series.
Travis will take the upcoming weekend off from racing before returning to action on Saturday, April 16th at Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, Tennessee) in a $2,000 to win event. For more information on the event, please visit www.ClarksvilleSpeedway.com .
The remainder of Travis’ upcoming schedule is outlined below:
April 16th: Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, TN) – $2,000 To Win
April 22nd: POWRi – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)
April 23rd: POWRi – Macon Speedway (Macon, IL)
April 29th: USCS – Tennessee National Raceway (Hohenwald, TN)
April 30th: USCS – Thunderhill Speedway (Summertown, TN)
May 7th: Rock-N-Roll 50 – Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, AR)
Travis Senter Jr. would also like to thank all of his sponsors, including Stallard Chassis, FTZ Engines, Accurate Machine Works , Keizer Wheels, Holthouse Farms, Xtreme Graphics, Fire Service Plus, ARS Shocks, Killer Coatings, Speedway Motors , Clayton’s Body Shop, Perry Farms, Senter and Son’s Gin, motorstands.com, Stren Flex , Intense Fabrication , Mettec Bolts, RaceBumpers.com, Ringers Gloves , ButlerBuilt Seats, Braille Batteries, Saldana Race Products, Conroy Pneu Control , Indico Pty Ltd , Raceseng Design , Indy Race Parts, Xtreme Fuel Stick, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.