The Camping World Truck Series SFP 250
Nothing beats seeing high-speed truck action live, and the the Camping World
Truck Series SFP 250 couldn't be more a perfect event for this.
The Camping World Truck Series is held
throughout the year at some of the most challenging racetracks across the U.S. Current Truck Series events feature high-powered
Toyota and Chevrolet trucks that are designed to look similar to the models fans own.
History of the Camping World
A racing series featuring trucks was first created by a group of veteran off-road racers who made a prototype
of a NASCAR-style truck. The first event took place at the Mesa Marin Raceway and featured six prototype trucks. The popularity
of the trucks grew quickly, and in 1995, NASCAR created what was then known as the SuperTruck Series. Over the years, GM,
Chevrolet, Toyota and Chrysler have all designed trucks for the series.
Many of the first drivers to compete in the
Truck Series were veteran short-track racers and drivers just starting their careers. Some of the most popular drivers to
compete in the Truck Series include Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Scott Riggs, and Kevin Harvick. Truck Series races were originally
held at short tracks and rarely lasted more than 125 miles, or about 150 laps. Today, most Camping World Truck Series events
last around 250 miles and take place at raceways with longer tracks.
Recent leaders in the Camping World Truck Series
include Timothy Peters, Johnny Sauter, Ron Hornaday Jr, Ryan Blaney and Jeb Burton. As the series progresses, drivers earn
points as a result of their performance in each race. This keeps fans on the edge of their seats, since the leader board can
change drastically after just one race.
Kyle Busch, one of the current leaders in the Truck Series,
originally attempted to compete in the 2001 Craftsman Truck Series race when he was only 16. However, Busch was ejected from
the race due to age restrictions, as the race was sponsored by tobacco companies. This resulted in a rule requiring drivers
to be at least 18 years old to compete in the series. This age limit was later reduced to 16 after tobacco company sponsorship
was phased out.
Ultimately, the age restrictions are not often necessary. In recent years, the series has been dominated
by older drivers. In 2007, seven out of the top 10 drivers were over the age of 30. Most drivers in the Truck Series also
have Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series experience.
Kansas Speedway Spectator Experience
Truck Series SFP 250 tickets give fans the opportunity to experience an action-packed race day. Kansas Speedway offers a number
of pass options and race day activities. Fans can purchase a Paddock Pass to gain access to the garage to see the cars up
close before the race starts. Pit Road tickets are also available so fans can watch all of the action from the sidelines.
displays are located outside of the grandstand gates that feature all kinds of NASCAR merchandise. There is also a Racing
101 booth that provides information on racing and features a fun drive simulator - some lucky fans even get the opportunity
to test drive new vehicles at the Toyota and Chevrolet displays areas. Fans can also have their picture taken with the Kansas
Speedway show car.