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Jim Hollenbeck, No. 49 Spectra Contracting Ford Hantz Group 200 by Federated Auto Care Fast Facts

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Jim Hollenbeck, Hantz Group 200

Jim Hollenbeck, No. 49 Spectra Contracting Ford Hantz Group 200 by Federated Auto Care Fast Facts

Chris Knight
Hollenbeck Motorsports
May 16, 2007

Jim Hollenbeck, Hollenbeck Motorsports-Hixson Motorsports
No. 49 Spectra Contracting Ford Fusion

ARCA RE/MAX Series Race No. 8, Hantz Group 200 by Federated Auto Care
Toledo Speedway, Toledo , Ohio

2007 Debut: Kalamazoo, Michigan native Jim Hollenbeck will attempt to make his 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series debut in Sunday’s Hantz Group 200 by Federated Auto Parts. The successful entrepreneur plans to make his 13th career ARS start in the seventh event of the season.

’07 Plans: Second generation driver Hollenbeck plans to attempt between five and seven races this season in his own entry competing in a mixture of short track and speedway events. He made three starts in the series last year at Berlin Raceway, Michigan International Speedway and The Milwaukee Mile.

Second Is The Best: There’s an old saying, first is the worst and second is the best. For Hollenbeck Motorsports their hoping that saying stays true as the team will attempt to make their second race at the historic track on Sunday. Hollenbeck, who’s has competed on the ARCA tour since 2001 has several laps around the half-mile bullring not only in an event but he has also induced hundreds of laps in intense testing over the year with hopes to surpass his career best finish of 15th occurring in 2003 at Springfield.

Nailing The Hammer: In addition to nailing the hammer or in racing terms, the gas pedal this weekend at Toledo , Hollenbeck can often be seen with a hammer and nails in his hands as he operates a very successful construction company, Spectra Contracting in the Western portion of Michigan .

Thanks For The Help: In addition to his Hollenbeck Motorsports crew, the team will also receive assistance from Hixson Motorsports, a long time competitor in the ARS. The duo have worked together in previous ARCA events and Hollenbeck is excited about reuniting with the Tennessee based team this weekend.

Sponsor Wanted: Hollenbeck Motorsports still has openings on their No. 49 Ford for the remainder of the 2007 season. Immediate one race or long term sponsorship positions are available. Contact the team today and see how the ARCA RE/MAX Series provides a ROI (Return-On-Investment).

Hollenbeck Motorsports-Hixson Motorsports, Toledo Speedway Pre-Race Quotes:
Jim Hollenbeck, driver of the No. 49 Spectra Contracting Ford Fusion

On Rejoining The Series: “We’ve been waiting several months for this weekend and it’s almost here. We’re looking forward to running in Sunday’s race. We’ve worked hard on our Spectra Contracting Ford Fusion and it should pay off this weekend.”

On Toledo Speedway : “ Toledo hasn’t been the kindest to me. I’ve attempted to make the race a couple times and we’ve only made one in 2005. But, this is a new racing year for us, we’ve put a lot of knowledge into our program and I’m hoping for good results all weekend long.”

On ’07 Schedule: “Nothing is set in stone, but we are looking at five to seven ARCA races this year. We’ll probably attempt Michigan , Berlin , Milwaukee and pick a couple more from there. We’re hunting for a sponsor for our car, so that’s a big project right now, hopefully a good run can give us some headway so we can add to our schedule this season.”

On The ARCA RE/MAX Series: “It’s a great series. It’s filled with a lot of fun. The officials are great. The other teams are great. If you run into a problem, someone is always there to help. We don’t have the funding to run a whole lot of races, but we do enjoy it because it’s fun even when we’re not in the car.”

PRIOR RESULTS:

Jim Hollenbeck, Toledo Speedway ARCA Race Results:

Date     Event     Start     Finish     Laps     Status

05/05     Hantz Group 200     33     22     202/206     Running

Fast Links:

Sanction: ARCA RE/MAX Series: ARCARacing.com

The Hantz Group 200 by Federated Auto Care (200 laps/100 miles) is the eighth of 23 events on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. Practice begins Saturday, May 19 with a hour and a half ( 12:30pm-2:00pm Local Time) session planned. ARCA SIM Factory pole qualifying is slated for later in the afternoon at 3:30pm Local Time. The event will take the green flag Sunday beginning at 12:00pm Local Time. The event will be televised live on SPEED with additional race coverage online at arcaracing.com

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MEDIA CONTACT:


NAME:
Chris Knight, Hollenbeck Motorsports
PHONE:
239.834.9797
EMAIL:
knight849@aol.com



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