September 28, 2018 - The Ohio-based No. 19 supermodified combo of owner Steve Stout and driver Trent Stephens will enter the October 13-14 World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson tied with Mike Muldoon for seventh in the owner standings.
The 2018 season has not lived up to Stephens' nor Stout's expectations. The group's best run came at Sandusky in the Hy-Miler Nationals 100, which saw Stephens lead approximately half the race and finish fifth.
His Hy-Miler top-five was one of only two in 10 starts thus far. The three-time ISMA feature winner and multi-time MSA series champ, does have six top-10 results. His consistency has him knocking on the door of the top five in the driver points. He'll enter Thompson tied for sixth in the driver points and mathematically still alive for fifth if he can outrun Muldoon and Mike Ordway Jr. has a bad day.
While the Stout team has not had season they'd hoped for, there's no denying Trent is one of the most talented and exciting drivers on the circuit and with a strong car underneath him anything is possible. Look for Stephens to challenge for a top five at Thompson. He's been strong at the Connecticut oval in the past with a pair of fourth-place finishes, including last year, in three career starts there.