Sparta, KY (September 18, 2004) After qualifying 22nd of 28 race cars for her debut in the NASCAR Elite Division Southeast Series, Leilani Munter and the No. 32 TRIMSPA Pontiac did not start the "Kentucky 150" at Kentucky Motor Speedway due to motor problems The TRIMSPA team had been struggling with the motor issues since they unloaded at Kentucky Speedway on Friday.
The "Kentucky 150" marked Münter's debut in the NASCAR Elite Division Southeast Series and her second super late model race. Münter's first super late model race was in the ROMCO Super Late Model Series at Texas Motor Speedway in June where Münter impressed many when she qualified 4th and finished 7th on the lead lap and closing. It was her first time driving a super late model stock car and her first race at Texas Motor Speedway.
"After our first practice was rained out, we finally got on track and suspected right away we had trouble with the motor. We tried some different gears but just couldn't get it to turn the rpms we needed. After qualifying, we pulled the filter and found debris. We believe we have a problem in the valve train and we don't want to risk blowing the motor and causing a wreck out there for the guys who are running for the championship. We're highly disappointed but we feel this is the best decision. I had a great run in Texas and I was really looking forward to racing again so obviously I am heartbroken. I would like to thank our sponsor TRIMSPA for getting me back on the track. I can't thank them enough and was proud to be carrying the colors of TRIMSPA this weekend."
Kentucky Speedway


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