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Mike Harmon Picks Up Additional Support For Saturday’s Pennsylvania 200

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Mike Harmon Picks Up Additional Support For Saturday’s Pennsylvania 200

Chris Knight
Richardson-Netzloff-Harmon Racing
August 3, 2007

POCONO, Pennsylvania (Friday, August 3, 2007) - - ARCA RE/MAX Series veteran Mike Harmon will roll off from the 25th position Saturday afternoon but his No. 38 Richardson-Netzloff-Harmon Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS won’t look as bare as it did during time trials, as Harmon has picked up some associate sponsorship for the 14th race of the 2007 season.

When fellow colleague Art Seeger withdrew from this weekend’s activities, Seeger vowed to find his local sponsors a driver he believed could get the job done and after working with Harmon in the Pocono 200 earlier this year, Seeger knew he didn’t have to go far.

Cosmos Auto Recycling, Ocean County Recycling, R&S Contractors, Yankowski Enterprises, TLC Sign and Banner, Shustacks Welding and Hydralic Hoses, Industrial Tractor Parts, Big Dawg Concrete Construction and Shenanigan’s Restaurant will all sport their decals on Harmon’s familiar black and silver machine Saturday afternoon.

The team unloaded a brand new car in Pocono on Friday, but Harmon didn’t even have a chance to show his true strength as a tire blew on the No. 38 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS causing damage to the front and hood of Harmon’s machine.

Harmon’s crew quickly went to work, repairing the damage while remaining optimistic about the rest of the weekend. During qualifying, Harmon picked up four tenths of a second from practice to net a lap of 58.027 seconds at 155.100 MPH giving the team high hopes for the 45th ARCA race held at the 2.5-mile triangle.

“I am very glad that we were able to unite my sponsors with Mike Harmon and his organization for Saturday’s race,” explained Seeger, a native of New Jersey . “I’ve worked with Mike on several occasions and he is one of the most honest and hard working guys in the garage, I know Mike won’t let me down.”

Harmon was extremely appreciative of the support that Seeger brought to the table.

“Everyone is excited to promote Art’s local supporters for the race,” offered the Alabama native. “I’m really sorry that things didn’t work out for him as originally planned, but we have a good car even after the hiccups we experienced during practice and I think we’ll have a good showing on Saturday.”

The Pennsylvania 200 (80 laps/200 miles) is the 14th of 23 races on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The 45th ARCA race held at Pocono Raceway is a two-day show. The event will take the green flag on Saturday, August 4 shortly after 1:00pm Local Time with live coverage on SPEED. Additional race coverage can be found online at arcaracing.com

MEDIA CONTACT:


NAME: Chris Knight, Richardson-Netzloff-Harmon Racing
PHONE: 239.834.9797
EMAIL: Knight849@aol.com



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