Kenny White Hopes For Sophomore Sucess in TVMRS
'08's Top Rookie Returns for Full Campaign, and More, in '09
By Denise Dupont
2008 True Value Modified Racing Series Rookie of the Year, Kenny White, Jr., will return to the True Value Modified Racing series with the pristinely prepared Team Gangsta #77 car.

Recently, White's team had their #77 car at the 2009 Speedway Expo Show and the young racer took some time to discuss his racing plans for the year as the TVMRS draws closer.

“Our plans are much the same thing as last year,” said White.  “We want to make all the True Value races and run along with racing as much as we can.  We would like to finish high up in the points as we can in the series and obviously we would like a championship taking it all in little steps.

“So this year it will be pretty much the same deal. I think that we learned a lot last year.  And I have learned a lot driving wise,” said White. “SPAFCO has done anything that they can do to help us. They have been a great help. So hopefully with their help and a year of experience under our belt we can do a little better.”

White is looking to have a great sophomore year in a True Value Series Modified.

“We are going to race wherever we can and as much as we can. We just signed a sponsorship deal with R2C Performance products. They will be providing the #77 modified car with top of the line air filters and hopefully we will get a little more horsepower out of the motors.” 

This year, the True Value series has just about as many races planned as the NASCAR Touring Divisions. For the local teams will this be a challenge? 

“I like it (that there are a lot of races.). When you are running Tour-Type races, you have to expect a lot of racing. My father, along with the whole team, feels the same way. If there is not a series race scheduled, then we will just find somewhere else to race.“

But there will not be a race every week to fill the appetite of the #77 racing team, so the team is looking to fill for the off weeks with racing where ever they can. 

“Our plan is to go to Monadnock on some off weeks. We think that we can make at least three or four races there based on the current series schedule.”

Along with running the True Value Series, White is looking for opportunities to expand his racing experience a little beyond the series.  He is currently planning to run in this year's Oxford 250 in a Late Model. And the team is also putting together a deal to compete in the Oswego 200 for the Race of Champions. So the 2008 rookie has some big plans as we head into 2009 and another year of racing.

Kenny White's #77 Modified.    (Jim Dupont Photos)
Kenny White, Jr.