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Bean Seeks Redemption At Toledo

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Bean Seeks Redemption At Toledo

Chris Knight
May 17, 2007

“Good Year Continues; Spirits High Heading Into Televised Event”

TOLEDO, Ohio (May 17, 2007) - - With a turnaround season in place and four top-10 finishes in the last five ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) events, Wisconsin’s Dexter Bean returns to Toledo Speedway this weekend looking for redemption from his mediocre finishes last year while also vowing to move up the points ladder.

Bean, driving his familiar red and white No. 6 Chevrolet Monte Carlo hopes to better his 24th place finishes from 2006 at the half-mile facility. With a second and eighth in the last two short track events this season, the odds are in the sophomore driver favor to collect his fifth top-10 finish of the year.

“I’m looking forward to going to Toledo , not because I like the track, but because I am looking for redemption,” said Bean. “We ran okay at Toledo Speedway last year; we just couldn’t get a grip on the place. This year we’re bringing a car that has run well on all the short track races this year and I’m hoping that the success continues on Sunday.”

Sitting third in the championship standings, Bean continues to look ahead with hopes that another good finish will propel him even further in the standings. “It’s a good feeling to be sitting near the top,” he said. “It shows that our hard work and consistent finishes have paid off thus far. But the season is far from over, we just need our luck streak to continue,” he said.

Entering Toledo , Bean sits just 30 points from second-place runner Justin Allgaier and a mere 60 credits behind eight time and reigning ARCA champion Frank Kimmel.

When asked about potentially scoring his first ARS victory in the eighth race of the season, Bean spoke optimistically. “I love short track racing. It’s a lot of fun. Your car has to be good though. Things happen so quickly on a short track. One wrong move could be the difference from first to 30th. A little luck goes a long way too. If all those components come into play, we should be in contention for our first win as a team.”

While BlackJack Racing is still searching for additional sponsorship of Bean’s No. 6 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, the team is glad to have local longtime supporter Five Star Telecom onboard this weekend as an associate sponsor.

Since their beginning in 1973, FST (Five Star Telecom), a long-time supporter of Bean’s racing career has become one of the largest interconnect companies in the Upper Midwest , with multiple locations serving the tri-state area.

Rolling into Toledo, Dexter Bean has 34 ARCA RE/MAX Series starts to his credit with three-top fives finishes and 11 top-10 efforts. He holds a career best finish of second at Salem Speedway (April 2007). He owns the 2006 ARCA SIM Factory pole award at Salem Speedway (September) while hoisting a career-best speedway time trials effort of fourth at Pocono Raceway (June 2006). Bean also has controlled the ARCA field for 114 laps in four races.

BlackJack Racing is still seeking additional primary and associate sponsors for the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series season. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact BlackJack Racing at david@mwt.net or 608.634.4242

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 an 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

For more on Dexter Bean and BlackJack Racing please visit DexterBean.net

Dexter Bean Toledo Fast Facts

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