Elko Speedway announced today that Kyle Estes has stepped down from the flag stand to join Elko as a NASCAR Technical Inspection Official for the Super Late Model and Big 8 Late Model divisions. Kyle is no stranger to race officiating or driving, having done both at Raceway Park and Elko Speedway throughout the last 15 years. Kyle will work alongside long-time technical inspection officials Bob Drewry and Bob “Doc” Heine in the tech shed, with Bob and Doc leading technical inspection for the Mini Stock, Power Stock, Legend, and Thunder Car divisions.
With Kyle focusing exclusively on the two premier divisions, Elko Speedway will be able to keep pace with the high-tech and rapidly-evolving components now commonplace on Super Late Model and Big 8 Late Model cars. “Our objective is to provide a fair and level playing field while controlling the costs of competition and keeping drivers safe,” said Kyle. “I am eager to dive in during this off-season and to open a dialogue with competitors about how to keep our sport thriving.”
Tim Johnson, Director of Competition of Elko Speedway, said “Every division of racecars at Elko Speedway is vitally important to our long-term success. Having Kyle on-board will not only help with our premier divisions, but will also free Bob and Doc to give greater focus to our entry-level and mid-level divisions like the Thunder Cars.” Bob commented, “Doc and I are excited to work alongside Kyle and are eager for the 2014 season to start.”
Tech Official for Super Late Model & Big 8 Late Model Divisions