Lettow Gets Opportunity For Another Rookie Of The Year
Hemphill of Oakmont (PA) has made eight starts in ASA during the 2000 and 2001 seasons, producing a best finish of sixth at Chicago Motor Speedway. The 21-year-old competitor additionally led 18 circuits and collected $14,540 in prize money.
The Go-Go Motorsports team, with Stremme at the wheel, scored two victories in 2002. The first win came at Salem Speedway in July and the second victory occurred at Indianapolis Raceway Park in September. The Meijer car finished in the top five on 13 occasions and among the top-10 finishers on 15 occasions during the 20-race campaign.
"Everyone on the Go-Go Motorsports team is pleased to have Ryan drive the Meijer car," said team owner Ron Daniels. "The entire team is hurt a little knowing that David will not return to contend for the ASA National Championship. However, we are ecstatic about the possibility of bringing home the ASA rookie crown again. We have started to further the development of talented young drivers, and we will continue to push towards that goal in the future."
Hemphill recently relocated to the Milwaukee-based shop, assisting veteran crew chief Howie Lettow and the team in preparations for the 2003 season.
"This is a great opportunity," Hemphill said. I'm joining a championship caliber team with solid sponsors and possibly the best crew chief in the history of ASA. There is so much to learn, but I'm sure everyone here will ease the transition. If we can repeat last years results, it will definitely be a success."
Stremme, of South Bend (IN), became the seventh driver that Lettow has guided to the Rookie of the Year honors. Pat Schauer was the first in 1981, followed by Ken Lund in 1984, Ted Musgrave in 1987, Scott Hansen in 1989 and Jimmie Johnson in 1998.
Ryan Hemphill will run in ASA for the first time in a full season effort.
Go-Go Motorsports announces that Pennsylvania native Ryan Hemphill will take over as driver of the number 11 Meijer Chevrolet for the 2003 ASA Racing Series. 2002 Rookie of the Year David
Stremme moves to the Busch Series, joining the Phoenix Yellow Freight team.
Hemphill hopes to have the #11 car out front just like this in 2003.