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Billy Tanner, No. 07 CheapCaribbean.com Chevrolet Prairie Meadows 250 Fast Facts

Chris Knight/Stott Classic Racing
May 29, 2007

Billy Tanner, Stott Classic Racing (SCR)
No. 07 CheapCaribbean.com Chevrolet Monte Carlo

ARCA RE/MAX Series Race No. 9, Prairie Meadows 250
Iowa Speedway, Newton , Iowa

Race Information: Event: Prairie Meadows 250, Saturday, June 2 at 8:00 p.m. Local Time live on SPEED Track: Iowa Speedway Qualifying: Saturday, June 2 at 4:00 p.m. Local Time Track Length: .875-mile paved oval.

Toledo Recap: Tanner in his second race of the season for Stott Classic Racing finished 19th at Toledo Speedway on May 20. Tanner also made his short track debut in the ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) overcoming engine problems to collect his second straight top-20 finish.

Rival-of-the-Week Award: Billy Tanner and Gabi Di Carlo were awarded the rivalry of the race following their on track confrontations at Toledo , on Inside The ARCA RE/MAX Series, a online radio show dedicated to the ARS.

Inaugural Event: Tanner, a successful dirt late model driver from Pennsylvania will attempt to make his inaugural debut at the new Iowa Speedway on Saturday. Instead of unloading a Pontiac Grand Prix like they did at Toledo , the team will return to the Chevrolet bowtie for the second ever event held at the Newton , Iowa track.

Rookie Year: 25-year old Billy Tanner will attempt to make his fourth ARS start in the only race held at Iowa Speedway this season. In addition to Toledo Speedway, Tanner also participated in the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series opener at Daytona International Speedway in a Ford prepared by longtime ARCA owner and former driver Bob Schacht. Tanner made his debut with SCR at Kentucky Speedway last month qualifying 24th and finishing 17. With 10 races left on his schedule, Tanner is utilizing this season to prepare himself for a full ARCA tour in 2008.

Calling The Shots: Corrie Stott, a veteran crew chief in the NASCAR ranks will serve as both the owner and crew chief for Tanner’s bid this weekend. Stott has had success with ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Michael Faulk, whom together scored a top-ten finish at Talladega Superspeedway in 2006.

All Aboard: CheapCaribbean.com will sponsor the team’s effort in the ninth ARCA RE/MAX Series event of the season. CheapCaribbean.com is owned by COMM Group, Inc (Customer Oriented Marketing and Management Group) which provides wholesale and direct to consumer distribution of vacation packages, resort reservations, and cruises worldwide to Bermuda, the Caribbean, and Mexico , servicing over 250,000 passengers per year.

Following Iowa : Following this weekend’s festivities at Iowa Speedway, CSR will prepare to make their debuts at Pocono Raceway and Michigan International Speedway respectively.

Come Meet Billy: Billy Tanner and several of his colleagues will sign autographs with the ARCA RE/MAX Series fans this Friday, June 1 at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Stott Classic Racing, Iowa Speedway Pre-Race Quotes:
Billy Tanner, driver of the No. 07 CheapCaribbean.com Chevrolet:

On Toledo : “It wasn’t a bad race, but not exactly what we were looking for. The guys did a great job; we just didn’t expect to drop a cylinder. The car is in good shape and that’s the main thing.”

On Stott Classic Racing: “We are getting better. We are running the next three races together, so that keeps everyone in check. Corrie has done a great with the team; we’re all looking forward to the rest of the season.”

On Iowa : “I’ve never been to Iowa , but I’ve heard it’s a great place to race. I’m looking forward to getting some more track time and expanding my resume a little too. This is our last short track for a while before we head to the bigger tracks of Pocono and Michigan . We plan to make a statement on Saturday.”

On The ARCA RE/MAX Series: “I continue to state that the ARCA RE/MAX Series is a great place for young drivers such as myself to come and develop in stock cars. I’ve surrounded myself with great people and the ARCA RE/MAX Series personnel are good to work with. I’m happy to be competing in the ARS this season.

PRIOR RESULTS:

Billy Tanner, Iowa Speedway ARCA Race Results:

Date     Event     Start     Finish     Laps     Status

No prior ARCA RE/MAX Series starts at Iowa Speedway

Fast Links:

Sanction: ARCA RE/MAX Series: ARCARacing.com

The Prairie Meadows 250 (200 laps/168 miles) is the ninth of 23 events on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. This second annual Prairie Meadows 250 is a one day show. Practice begins Saturday, June 2 with a two hour (11:30am-1:30pm 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 race will be televised live on SPEED with additional race coverage online at arcaracing.com

About CheapCaribbean.com and COMM Group

CheapCaribbean.com is owned by COMM Group, Inc (Customer Oriented Marketing and Management Group) which provides wholesale and direct to consumer distribution of vacation packages, resort reservations, and cruises worldwide to Bermuda, the Caribbean, and Mexico , servicing over 250,000 passengers per year.

About Billy Tanner

A fourth generation driver, Billy Tanner IV, 25, hails from Newtown , PA. A veteran dirt specialist, Tanner won several events in 2006 including at Bridgeport and on his home track of New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, New Jersey . Tanner finished last year sixth in the Race of Champions (ROC) North series, seventh in ROC South, seventh in ROC combined, seventh at New Egypt Speedway, and eighth at Bridgeport . Tanner will run more than a dozen ARCA races in 2007 in hopes of a full season campaign in 2008.

About Stott Classic Racing

Stott Classic Racing has over 50 years of racing heritage and success. Started in 1955, Ramo Stott was an ARCA champ in 1970 and 1971 along with USAC champ in 1975. His sons Corrie and Lance carried on the tradition, with Corrie having 20 years of NASCAR experience. Successfully starting and operating various NASCAR teams, Corrie was a Crew member for Jeff Gordon and Terry Labonte and Crew Chief for Sterling Marlin and Jimmy Spencer. Corrie has spent the past 12 years in management positions with Hendrick Motorsports, SABCO, and PPI Motorsports

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NAME: Chris Knight, Stott Classic Racing
PHONE: 239.834.9797
EMAIL: Knight849@aol.com



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