Phillip McGilton, No. 47 Midwest Equipment Ford Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 Fast Facts
Topics: Phillip McGilton, Buckle-Up Kentucky 150
Phillip McGilton, Brewco Motorsports,
No. 47 Midwest Equipment Ford Fusion
ARCA RE/MAX Series Race No. 7, Buckle-Up Kentucky 150
Kentucky Speedway, Sparta , Kentucky
Race Information: Event: Buckle-Up Kentucky 150, Saturday, May 12 at 8:00 p.m. Local Time Track: Kentucky Speedway Qualifying: Saturday, May 12 at 4:00 p.m. Local Time; Track Length: 1.5-mile paved oval.
Winchester Recap: After posting the second fastest time in ARCA SIM Factory qualifying, McGilton and the Brewco Motorsports team were looking forward to the race. Little did the team know they wouldn’t complete more than 32 laps after being hit from behind by another competitor. The incident destroyed the team’s day and car loading up with a devastating 30th place finish.
Looking For Some Bluegrass Luck: McGilton and his team hope to rebound from their disappointing finish last weekend at Winchester Speedway. Last year, his current team Brewco Motorsports went on to score their only ARCA victory to date with another rookie, Brad Coleman aboard.
Looking Good: The Brewco Motorsports team heads to Kentucky Speedway this weekend on the heels of a successful test session two weeks ago. McGilton reacquainted himself with the Northern Kentucky based track resulting in impressive times and confidence that the team can defend their Kentucky title this weekend.
What’s Under The Hood: Another reason why the Brewco Motorsports team is pumped up about this weekend’s race is the debut of the team’s new engine package. Brewco Motorsports has stepped up their Yates-Roush engine program even further for the remainder of the season switching to a new and more powerful package.
Welcome Aboard: The Brewco Motorsports team welcomes Midwest Equipment as the primary sponsor of the No. 47 Ford Fusion this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. Next weekend, Midwest Equipment and SIPerformance will jointly sponsor the Kentucky-based team for the remainder of the 2007 ARS season.
Points Chase: Thanks to their uncharacteristic performance last Sunday at Winchester, McGilton slipped three positions to seventh in the ARS point standings following the team’s first DNF (did not finish) this season. He sits just 20 credits behind sixth place runner Michael McDowell, 55 points behind fifth place competitor Justin South and 80 markers behind his original point’s position (fourth) now held by Bobby Gerhart. 160 merits holds McGilton from the first now held by eight-time ARS champion Frank Kimmel.
Brewco Motorsports, Kentucky Speedway Pre-Race Quotes:
Phillip McGilton, driver of the No. 47 Midwest Equipment Ford:
On Winchester : “What can you say? Winchester was disappointing for everyone. We were fast and had a car capable of winning and someone was a little impatient and took us out. There’s nothing we can really do about it except move on.”
On Kentucky Speedway : “I feel Kentucky Speedway owes me one. We went there twice last year and lost an engine in practice and headed home early. We came back in the summer, had a good piece and got wiped out in someone else’s mess. I’m looking for some redemption for sure on Saturday night.”
On The Kentucky Test “The test went really well. I was really pleased with the way the day went. We’re going to have a car that is going to be quick right off the hauler and should be competitive all weekend long. I think there is a good chance we can visit victory lane on Saturday night.”
On The New Engine Package: “We’re really excited about the new horsepower under the hood. We did some consulting and we want to have the best every week. We made the change, so know all the components are going to be in place for us to a little more quicker every week.”
Driver/Team: Brewco Motorsports, Phillip McGilton on the web: PhillipMcGilton.com
Sanction: ARCA RE/MAX Series: ARCARacing.com
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 is a one-day show. Practice begins Saturday, May 12 with a two hour (10:30am-12:00pm Local Time) session planned. ARCA SIM Factory pole qualifying is slated for later in the afternoon at 4:00pm Local Time. The event will take the green flag under the lights beginning at 8:00pm Local Time. The event will not be televised. However, race coverage can be found online at arcaracing.com
About Brewco Motorsports, Inc.:
Central City, Kentucky businessman Clarence Brewer Jr. began the construction of his racing enterprise, Brewco Motorsports, in 1996 with one racecar and a small shop. This year, Brewer begins his 12th season as a car owner in the NASCAR Busch Series and second season in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. With an unmatched reputation of delivering results both on and off the track, Brewco has elevated itself to not only a consistent championship contender but the marketing vehicle of some of America ’s most trusted brands.
NAME: Chris Knight, SI-Performance, Brewco Motorsports
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