ALPINE, California — 18-year old Taylor Miinch returns to Las Vegas this weekend in the Team RBK Late Model owned by Dean Kuhn to compete in the annual Fall Festival Open Comp show at The Bullring at Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway. This will be the third visit this season to The Bullring for Miinch and he is banking on similar results
" Taylor Miinch to Pilot Team RBK Late Model Owned by Dean Kuhn at the Bullring"
Racing at The Bullring at Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway is always challenge and this weekend the challenge is even tougher with competitors from all across the Western United States come to town for the big show. The 3/8-mile banked oval produces some of the best racing action around and has been host this spectacular late season event for many seasons.
In his previous two visits to The Bullring, Miinch posted a first place run in his ASA Truck and backed that up with a fifth place effort in a Lucas Oil Modified back in August.
This weekend he is back in a Late Model stock car for the first time this season and is looking forward to 100-laps on the banked oval. "Our strategy doesn't really change even though we are in a different car," Miinch offered. "With this race drawing a lot of competitors so we just have to focus on speed and qualifying up front. Dean (Kuhn) has prepared a great car for this race and I am excited for the opportunity to drive the car this weekend."
Action gets underway this afternoon with practice followed by qualifying. After qualifying the competitors will be lined up for heat races later tonight. Based on qualifying results and finishes in the heat races, the starting grid fro Saturday evening's 100-lap feature will be set.
"In a race like this as a driver you have to be patient but aggressive," Miinch said. "With so many cars here, you can't really afford to leave anything on the table but at the same time you can't afford to make a mistake. It is such a fine line. It is going to be a great event and I hope to come out on top."
Miinch is supported by this weekend by Hope 4 Cancer and Turing Point Ministries. When not behind the wheel of a race car, Miinch is busy working and balancing his first year of college where he enjoys his AutoCad Engineering and Ethics courses.
Miinch works as a steel fabricator/welder at Clark Steel Fabricators and competes in a variety of racing series' throughout the season. Marketing partnerships are still available for the 2013 racing season with this up and coming championship driver. Follow Taylor all season long on his website www.taylormiinch.com.