FRESNO, Calif – As the calendar flips to February, the 2014 racing season is upon us, and Tim Kaeding and his Roth Motorsports team are ready to head to Florida to begin their quest for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship.
“It has been a good off season for our team, and I was able to get some racing in overseas to stay sharp, and we are ready to give this World of Outlaw season one-hundred-ten percent all year,” Kaeding said. “I can’t thank Dennis and Teresa Roth enough for giving me a chance to live out a dream.”
With the season firing off on Friday Feb. 14, the team will depart from their Fresno shop at the end of this week and head to the Volusia Speedway in Barberville, Fla., to run with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, leading up to the World of Outlaws opener.
“Last season Tim Kaeding and that entire team had a tremendous season on the road,” Dennis Roth said. “They earned the opportunity to follow the premier sprint car series in the world full time this year, and we are giving it our all to be successful. The team has worked hard all winter long, and I am excited for them to get started in Florida.”
Aside from Kaeding, the team will be made up of long time sprint car mechanic Davy Jones as the crew chief and veteran crewmen Scotty Martin and Brandon Hickman, giving Kaeding a seasoned crew.
Another important member of the team is Troy Welty, who enters his second year as the Roth Motorsports team manager. Though he won’t be on the road with the team on a regular basis, Welty has spent the winter preparing the team for their run at the World of Outlaws championship, and will continue to provide the team with the parts and pieces they need to stay up front.
“We have put together a very strong team, and have put some very knowledgeable guys on the road,” Roth added. “Tim Kaeding and Davy Jones have already been working together, as they raced together in Australia and picked up a couple of wins, including the Grand Annual Classic, so that gives us some confidence heading into the season.”
Though Roth Motorsports is based out of Fresno, Calif., the team has acquired a shop, and house in centrally located Indianapolis, Ind., giving them a ‘home-away-from-home’ and a place of their own to work out of as their schedule allows.
“Our organization strives to be the best out there, and we feel like we have prepared our team, and put the right pieces together to have a very strong season ahead,” Roth said.