CVH Returns To SIR!

Carl VanHorn will return to driving with Sudden Impact Racing for the first quarter of 2010. VanHorn will be piloting the AMSOIL Excaliber alongside Jon Zimmer and the AMSOIL Shock Therapy.

“I’m excited to be back with SIR. They’re one of the best teams in the business,” said VanHorn. ”I’m looking forward to driving Excaliber. It’s a great truck with a lot of history behind it, and Brandon Lagarde, Tim Bush, and team SIR have given me a great opportunity.”

Everything came together for VanHorn to drive quickly. With Kristy Edge taking time off to attend to personal family issues, VanHorn was contacted, and a deal was made quickly to have the three-time Monster Jam World Finals competitor drive again.

“I missed driving, and not being around for a first quarter would have eaten at me,” said VanHorn. “I had to step back before for personal reasons, but it was never anything against SIR. The fans will be getting their money’s worth and more this year!”

VanHorn also mentioned that SIR is “a great team and has great sponsors behind it” and is looking forward to pairing with Zimmer, the 2009 Monster Jam Rising Star award winner. VanHorn and Zimmer also paired together in 2007, and each driver has won or been near the top of the standings in both racing and freestyle at many shows. In addition, they’ll be on some of the biggest stages monster truck racing has to offer, including several televised shows. All the exposure and huge stadium events are no stranger to either driver, however—VanHorn is a former Grave Digger driver, and Zimmer won last year’s Anaheim racing event and tied for the freestyle victory in front of 60,000 fans.

“We’re ready to rock this year,” said Zimmer. “When we contacted Carl to drive, he was ready to get back into it; he was fired up.” Zimmer went on to say that “this year’s opportunities are tremendous, and we have Tim Bush, Brandon Lagarde, and the rest of Team SIR to thank for that.”

Chris “Panda” Ryan will remain on the team as the top mechanic and crew for Zimmer and VanHorn.

“We love Panda and are excited he’s staying with us,” said Zimmer. “He will continue to work hard for us, and he was great behind the wheel. He’ll be ready when he gets a shot again.”

With major exposure and talent behind the team on all fronts, a huge year is on the horizon for Team Sudden Impact Racing! Our entire schedule will be available on the web site soon.

(Photo Courtesy: Elliott Miller)