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Phillip McGilton, No. 47 SIPerformance Ford Prairie Meadows 250 Fast Facts

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Phillip McGilton, No. 47 SIPerformance Ford Prairie Meadows 250 Fast Facts

Chris Knight
Brewco Motorsports
May 29, 2007

Phillip McGilton, Brewco Motorsports,
No. 47 SIPerformance Ford Fusion

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: After qualifying inside the top-three for the fourth straight week, McGilton battled a slew of problems during his Toledo Speedway debut. Early on, the team lost the primary battery. They overcame the mechanical issue but were involved in a late race incident which resulted in a 27th place finish.

Welcome Back: The Brewco Motorsports team welcome back SIPerformance as the primary sponsor of the No. 47 Ford Fusion this weekend at Iowa Speedway. SIPerformance held title sponsorship of McGilton’s entry for the first four events this season.

Points Chase: With his disappointing finish at Toledo Speedway, McGilton dropped two spots in the championship chase from fifth to seventh. He sits tied with sixth place competitor Michael McDowell and is just 25 credits behind fifth place competitor Justin South. 120 points is the distance between McGilton and fourth place runner Dexter Bean.

Don’t Forget The Rookie Chase: In addition to running for the ARS championship this season, McGilton is also vowing to be the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series Rookie-of-the-Year. Currently, he leads those standings just eight points over Michael McDowell who holds second. McGilton leads third place competitor Bryan Silas by twenty points.

Quick Stats: Phillip McGilton, a native of Marion , Illinois will make his 15th career ARS start on Saturday night. McGilton has claimed four top-10 in his young ARCA career with a career-best coming in April with a satisfying sixth place finish in his third career short track start occurring at Salem Speedway.

Come Meet Phillip: Phillip McGilton 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.

Brewco Motorsports, Iowa Speedway Pre-Race Quotes:
Phillip McGilton, driver of the No. 47 SIPerformance Ford:

On Toledo : “It wasn’t the day we were looking for. We had a good car after qualifying and the battery problem took us from the hunt. We were just trying to survive and bring home a good finish when we got involved in a tango late in the race. Hopefully we can turn things around in October.”

On Iowa Speedway : “What a nice facility. I think everyone on the ARCA tour is looking forward to Saturday’s event. We need a good run to put us back on track. Hopefully we can leave Iowa with a win that would really turn our season around.”

On His Strong Qualifying Runs: “I can’t say enough about my Brewco Motorsports team. They give me great racecars each week and we look forward to continuing our qualifying trends this weekend, but we want to turn our performances around. We run well each week, we just have had some bad luck the last few weeks. We will overcome this and win a race very soon.”

On The Points: “We gained some ground from Kentucky , but lost some ground with our finish at Toledo . We are teeter-totting in the points and I hate that. We’ll look to put us back in the top-five this weekend at Iowa .”

PRIOR RESULTS:

Philip McGilton , Iowa Speedway ARCA Race Results:

Date     Event     Start     Finish     Laps     Status

10/06     Prairie Meadows 250     18     40     29/250     Engine

Fast Links:

Driver/Team: Brewco Motorsports, Phillip McGilton on the web: PhillipMcGilton.com

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 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.

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MEDIA CONTACT:


NAME: Chris Knight, SIPerformance, Brewco Motorsports
PHONE: 239.834.9797
EMAIL: Knight849@aol.com



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