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Event No. 7, Kentucky Speedway , Sparta , Kentucky ARCA SIM Factory Qualifying Notes & Quotes

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Buckle-Up Kentucky 150, Dexter Bean, Dan Brode, Dominick Casola, Phillip McGilton, Bryan Silas, Billy Tanner, Michelle Theriault, Nick Tucker

Event No. 7, Kentucky Speedway , Sparta , Kentucky ARCA SIM Factory Qualifying Notes & Quotes

Chris Knight
May 11, 2007

The ARCA RE/MAX Series held ARCA SIM Factory time trials Saturday afternoon in preparation for tonight’s Buckle-Up Kentucky 150. The session set the starting grid for this evening’s event, the seventh of 23 events on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule.

DEXTER BEAN, NO. 6 FIVE STAR TELECOM CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO :

Practice Time: 12th (31.281 seconds, 172.629 MPH)

Qualifying Draw: 24/46

Qualifying Time: 31.184 seconds, 173.166 MPH

Qualifying Position: 15th

Starting Position: 15th

“I think we’re going to have a good car for tonight. We’re starting right where we thought we were going to do. We have a good Chevrolet for tonight’s race, we just need to be patient and let the race come to us.”


DAN BRODE, NO. 67 TUCSON-FREEFEDS.org DODGE CHARGER

Practice Time: 37th (33.714 seconds, 160.171 MPH)

Qualifying Draw: 1/46

Qualifying Time: 33.131 seconds, 162.989 MPH

Qualifying Position: 33rd

Starting Position: DNQ (Did Not Qualify)

“We are very disappointed that we will not be in the starting lineup tonight. We missed it by just one. We worked hard on our setup from practice to qualifying and we weren’t able to put our No. 67 Tucson Dodge into the field tonight. I’m going to stick around and watch the race and learn. I’ll be back to get ‘em at Toledo next weekend.”


DOMINICK CASOLA, NO. 1 A. CASOLA FARMS FORD TAURUS:

Practice Time: 33rd (32.523 seconds, 166.036 MPH)

Qualifying Draw: 20/46

Qualifying Time: 32.034 seconds, 168.571 MPH

Qualifying Position: 29th

Starting Position: 29th

“We’re not exactly thrilled with that, but we’ll take it. This place got real slick from practice to qualifying but we made it through. I want to thank everyone on my Andy Belmont Racing (ABR) team for all of their efforts this weekend. Now that we’re in the show, we just have to play it safe for the race and finish.”


PHILLIP MCGILTON, NO. 47 MIDWEST EQUIPMENT FORD FUSION

Practice Time: 11th (31.216 seconds, 172.988 MPH)

Qualifying Draw: 36/46

Qualifying Time: 30.751 seconds, 175.604 MPH

Qualifying Position: Third

Starting Position: Third

“We were good in qualifying. We weren’t that great in practice, but we found the setup for qualifying. I’m really not sure how our car is going to do in the race, but I’m leaving it up to the Brewco Motorsports guys to make the right calls during the race. They’ve won here before and I know they want to win here again.”


BRYAN SILAS, NO. 11 NORTRAX-SHELL ROTELLA T CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

Practice Time: 24th (31.767 seconds, 99.026 MPH)

Qualifying Draw: 25/46

Qualifying Time: 31.229 seconds, 172.916 MPH

Qualifying Position: 18th

Starting Position: 18th

“We were okay. I was hoping that we would start a little better than that, but I am not going to complain. Even though it’s a short race tonight it’s going to feel like a long one. I think it’s going to be a race filled with a lot of action and I want to be in the thick of it. We need a good run for our team and sponsors and that’s what I hope we can do tonight.”


BILLY TANNER, NO. 07 CHEAPCARIBBEAN.COM CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

Practice Time: 16th (31.435 seconds, 171.783 MPH)

Qualifying Draw: 29/46

Qualifying Time: 31.554 seconds, 171.135 MPH

Qualifying Position: 24th

Starting Position: 24th

“We were good. This is a new deal for us and we came out here and did pretty well. I want to thank everyone on the Stott Classic Racing crew for all of their efforts this weekend. We knew we didn’t have the pole winning car, but we had a car good enough to put us solidly in the show. I want to have a better run tonight than I did at Daytona and I think we can accomplish that with flying colors.”


MICHELLE THERIAULT, NO. 37 GLOCK CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

Practice Time: 14th (31.419 seconds, 171.871 MPH)

Qualifying Draw: 13/46

Qualifying Time: 31.220 seconds, 172.966 MPH

Qualifying Position: 16th

Starting Position: 16th

“We’re all happy with that. That’s about what we thought we would run. I want to thank everyone for making this weekend possible. From Jeff Spraker and his group to my sponsor Glock and all my supporters I think we’re going to have a good night tonight. It’s going to be a furious race but I’m ready for it and I can see a top-10 finish for the Glock Racing team tonight.”


NICK TUCKER, NO. 48 FREEFEDS.org DODGE CHARGER

Practice Time: 34th (32.608 seconds, 165.604 MPH)

Qualifying Draw: 4/46

Qualifying Time: 0.00 seconds (000.000 MPH)

Qualifying Position: DNS (Did Not Start)

Starting Position: 37th

NOTE: A mechanical failure on the No. 48 FreeFeds.org Dodge Charger caused Tucker to loop his machine in turn four heading for his first lap of qualifications. Tucker will take a provisional to gain entry into tonight’s event.

“I don’t know what happened. It just didn’t feel right. It felt like something broke and the next thing I knew I was around and into the wall. We’re going to start in the back and try to have a good night. We need to catch up in the points. If we play smart and be safe I think we can do that.”


The Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 (100 laps/150 miles) is the seventh of 23 events on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The event will take the green flag under the lights beginning at 8:00pm Local Time. The race will not be televised. However, coverage can be found online at arcaracing.com

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Chris Knight
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EMAIL:
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