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Team BCR Racing; Charles Evans Jr. Ready For Madison Showdown

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Charles Evans Jr., Herr’s Live Life With Flavor! 200

Team BCR Racing; Charles Evans Jr. Ready For Madison Showdown

Chris Knight
Knight Motorsports Management/Team BCR Racing
August 23, 2011

OREGON, Wisconsin (August 23, 2011) - - After successfully making his ARCA Racing Series (ARS) presented by Menards debut at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway last month, Team BCR Racing and driver Charles Evans Jr. rejoin the tour for Friday’s Herr’s Live Life With Flavor 200 at Madison International Speedway.

Rewinding back to Berlin, Evans Jr. utilized the Hantz Group 200 to become accustomed to the 3,400-pound No. 99 Elevator Transportation Services Ford Fusion. Successfully qualifying for the race and staying out of trouble during the 200-lap venue, Evans Jr. logged laps and took the checkered flag in the 16th position.

Shaking off the nervousness of his ARCA debut, the Friendswood, Texas native can lean into Fridays night dance with confidence.

“Overall, I was happy with our finish at Berlin,” said Evans Jr. “I had a lot to learn and still do. Following some of the veterans like Frank Kimmel and Patrick Sheltra taught me so much about the track, how to race others and the preferred line around the track.

It’s the same scenario Friday. It’s a place I’ve never been to before and it’s a quick one-day deal. The BCR guys have been steadily working on our No. 99 Elevator Transportation Services Ford Fusion with all intents and purposes of elevating our performance.”

The good news for Evans Jr. is that the ARCA Racing Series tour has not visited the half-mile oval since 1973 which undoubtedly puts the field on a level playing field.

“Our decision to race at Madison was based on a lot of things, but we also felt like that we’ll be starting out like most of the field with a clean slate. The good thing is that Howard (Bixman, crew chief and car owner) has a ton of experience with short tracks, so I’m eager to see how well we do off the truck.”

Also boosting the team’s morale this weekend is the announcement that RoushYates Performance Parts and RoushYates Engines based out of North Carolina will adorn their logos on their blue oval. Additionally, Michigan-based The Casite Company has also aligned with the team for the remainder of the 2011 season as an associate marketing partner.

“Anytime you have a name like RoushYates involved, it’s a cool thing,” added Evans Jr., a former pilot in the INEX Legend Car Series. “It means a lot to mean and the BCR team to have a partner as well-known and respected like them on our No. 99 Ford Fusion. Also, I’m looking forward to working with everyone at Casite. I know they’ve been around the ARCA Series for a long time, so I’m happy to be a part of their family.”

With plenty of logos plastered on the team’s automobile, both the team and driver are focused on a strong finish.

“I would be satisfied with a top-10 finish,” sounded Evans Jr. “That would be a couple positions better than Berlin and definitely would give us the shove we need to keep moving forward in the right direction. I’m the rookie surrounded by veterans and for me, that’s a positive thing. All I can do is go out there and work with the team and give nothing less than 100 percent behind the wheel.”

For Bixman, he’s anticipating a solid run from his development driver. “He is focused. He is determined and he is eager to please. That’s something you expect from a rookie. The guys love working with him and he is really catching on quick to these stock cars. I don’t give it a second thought that we cannot go to Madison on Friday and be competitive and put our BCR team in the limelight,” Bixman said.

He added, “I also want to thank the folks at RoushYates Performance, RoushYates Engines and The Casite Company for stepping up their involvement with our group. All three are longtime players in the racing industry and we plan to deliver them exposure and results.”

The Herr’s Live Life With Flavor 200 (100 laps / 100 miles) is the 15th of 19 events on the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The fourth-ever ARCA event held at Madison International Speedway is a one-day show. Practice begins Friday, August 26 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is slated to begin at 5:30 p.m. An on-track autograph session has been etched into the schedule from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The field will take the green flag shortly after 8:30 p.m. that evening. The event will not be televised but race coverage including live timing and scoring throughout the 1,327th race for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards since it was formed in 1953 will be available through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com presented by ARCANation.com. All times are local.

For more on Team BCR Racing and marketing partnership opportunities for the 2011 racing season, please visit teambcr.com

Connect with Roush Yates Performance Products and Roush Yates Engines through their official web site at roushyatesparts.com.

To check out the latest products available from The Casite Company, please click on casite.com.


NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management
PHONE: 239.834.9797
EMAIL: chris@chrisknightpr.com

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