OSCEOLA, Ar — On Saturday night, Travis Senter Jr. from Osceola, Arkansas made history as he raced his way to his 100th feature win in the 600cc Mini Sprint division in his #22 Stallard entry at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Senter Jr. began racing 600cc Mini Sprints in 1999, and although he only ran three events that year, he managed to pick up his first ever win at Beebe Speedway in Beebe, Arkansas. The next few years would see Travis running more and more events as the team began to travel. The 2001 season saw Travis pick up eight feature wins, including feature triumphs in Illinois, Indiana, and Arkansas.
With the 2001 season and its successes in the rearview mirror, Senter Jr. looked to really kick things up a notch in 2002, and he did it in a big way as he won an amazing 15 events out of 24 starts, including the biggest win in his young career, when he picked up the $1,100 payday in the Fall Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The 2003 through 2005 seasons would see Senter Motorsports traveling to more new tracks and enjoying success throughout the country with several feature wins.
The 2006 season would officially establish Travis as a national powerhouse as he won several national events. However, the high point of Senter’s career to date would come on September 16th, 2006, when he powered his way to the $10,000 triumph over a field of 126 Mini Sprints in the 600cc Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas. Late in the 2006 season, Senter Motorsports would also experience a first as the team made the trip “down under” to compete in the Oval Express Mini Sprint Speedweek in Australia in late December. During the course of the week, Travis won two events and earned five top five finishes as car counts soared into the 40’s each night.
In 2007 Travis scored a career best, twenty events, during the course of the season, including wins in Florida, Illinois, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Texas.
Thus far into the 2008 season, Senter has had another banner year with
13 feature wins. While most racers are skeptical of the number “13” it proved to be a lucky number for Travis as with his thirteenth win of the year on Saturday night, September 6th at I-30 Speedway he reached his landmark, 100th win in the 600cc Mini Sprint divisions.
“To win 100 races in my first ten years of competition in the 600cc Mini Sprint division, really means a lot to me and my family. So many people have supported and helped us along the way, and I can’t thank everyone enough for their backing,” commented Senter Jr.
This weekend, Travis will eye another crown jewel as well as win #101 when he travels to his home track, Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas for the $2,000 to win Dynamic Electric Mini Sprint Event that is being sanctioned by the Tri State Mini Sprint Series. For more information on the event, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com
Fans of Travis Senter Jr. will also be interested to learn that Travis will be heading back to Australia this December for the Oval Express Mini Sprint Series. The team has already shipped their car and necessary equipment down under, and looks to bring the Speedweek title back to the United States.
Travis and everyone at Senter Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors including Stallard Chassis & Components, Holthouse Farms, FTZ Racing, Xtreme Graphics, Gamble Home Furnishings, HiPer Racing Wheels, Shell Truck Stop Exit 48 (Osceola, AR), Senter Farms, Senter & Sons Gin, Balanced By Beezley, Clayton’s Auto Painting & Body Shop, MotorStands.com, and Advanced Racing Suspensions.
For more information on Travis Senter and Senter Motorsports, please visit www.TravisSenter.com.