May 14, 2013RYAN RUTER LOOKS FORWARD TO $10,000-TO-WIN “BUSINESS TRIP” AT 141 SPEEDWAY CLASH @ CREEK V JUNE 26-27
(Francis Creek, WI) May 14 – Kanawha, Iowa’s Ryan Ruter says his visit to 141 Speedway June 26-27 will be just another “business trip.”
Ruter, who’s car number is 555, who has several $3,000 and $4,000 victories on the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), was the first out-of-state entry last month for the $10,000-to-win Clash At The Creek V at the high-banked, third-mile clay oval.
The builder of Sidebiter chassis, Ruter has throttled his racing back a bit in 2013. “We’re just staying a bit closer to home this year is all,” said Ruter, who’s competed a half dozen times this year at Iowa tracks in Webster City, Algona, Mason City and Fairmont, Minnesota. “We’re doing mostly the IMCA style stuff this year. When you travel the fuel costs can be brutal.”
The last time Ruter was in northeast Wisconsin was the mid 2000’s when the USMTS still ran specials at Luxemburg Speedway and Thunder Hill Raceway. “What I remember about going up there is we loaded the hauler up with t shirts and after those two dates we sold out of all of them,” said Ruter. “I’m guessing we must have a lot of fans up there or something.”
Ruter has never been to 141 Speedway. “I did watch a couple of clips on Youtube that one of the Green Bay TV stations put on of 141,” said Ruter. “That place looks pretty cool. The clip I saw it slicked up pretty good. To me, the slicker the better. It takes the motor right out of the deal. It’s easier on equipment, too.”
Ruter comes from a farming family, but in recent years building and servicing Sidebiter chassis customers has put food on the table. “I help my Dad out once in awhile on the farm, but it’s pretty much racing full time,” said Ruter. “We’re either racing, building cars or fixing stuff. I’d like to get our name back up in Wisconsin. We need more of a presence up there.”
To learn more about Sidebiter chassis check ruterracing.com. You can follow them on Facebook or by calling 641 762 3733. You can check 141speedway.com for more information. The track phone is 920 863 3377. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter.