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McGilton Looking Forward To Motor City

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Phillip McGilton, Michigan ARCA 200

McGilton Looking Forward To Motor City

Chris Knight
Brewco Motorsports
June 13, 2007

“After Strong Test; McGilton Feels Confident About Michigan ”

BROOKLYN, Michigan (June 13, 2007) - - After two consecutive weeks of leading the ARCA RE/MAX Series field, Phillip McGilton (pronounced McJilton) steers towards Michigan International Speedway looking to keep his SIPerformance Ford Fusion up front and become the 10th different winner in 11 ARS races this season.

Tire failure as McGilton took the lead prevented the solid finish the team had planned for Pocono Raceway. Hoosier rubber not expected to be an issue during Friday’s race and McGilton turns toward his Brewco Motorsports team for a fast racecar.

“This is probably one of the races, I’ve been waiting for since Daytona,” said McGilton, who sits sixth in the championship standings heading into MIS this week.

“ Michigan is an awesome place. It’s a wide track with a lot of racing room. I think this is the type of race that can send us into victory lane for the first time this season.”

Of course, McGilton feels strong about his chances in Friday’s race after last month’s open test saw the No. 47 team post strong and competitive lap times equaling a strong confidence booster for the team heading into the 11th race of the season.

“The test went great,” offered McGilton. “We were fast off the truck and we have great horsepower for the race. We were able to outrun Erik (Darnell) and Sam (Hornish, Jr) during our race runs which gives me a good feeling about how things are going to go for my second ever visit to the track.”

He continued, “Ford has a great track record at Michigan International Speedway. We’re looking forward to keeping our Ford Fusion up front and putting our blue oval in victory circle in their backyard.”

McGilton slipped to sixth in the championship standings last Saturday at Pocono. He trails fellow ARCA rookie Michael McDowell by 60 points. Based upon Brewco Motorsports speedway program results this season, retracting the points lost last week should be no problem.

The ARCA 200 (100 laps/200 miles) is the 11th of 23 events on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. Practice begins Thursday, June 14th with a two hour practice (10:00am-12:00pm) session planned. ARCA SIM Factory pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 3:00pm Local Time. The event will take the green flag on Friday at 5:00pm Local Time. The race will be aired live on SPEED with additional race coverage online at arcaracing.com

For more on Phillip McGilton, please visit PhillipMcGilton.com

For more on Brewco Motorsports, please visit Brewco.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.

PHILLIP MCGILTON POCONO QUICK FACTS:

2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series Stats:

Starts: 10

Best Start: Second twice at Winchester Speedway, May 2007 and Iowa Speedway, June 2007

Top-Fives: One (Fourth at Iowa Speedway , June 2007)

Top-10s: Four (Ninth at Daytona International Speedway, sixth at Salem Speedway, eighth at Kentucky Speedway and fourth at Iowa Speedway.)

Laps Led: Eight (Five at Iowa Speedway , June 2007, Three at Pocono Raceway, June 2007)

Notes of Interest:

  • McGilton will make his 17th career ARCA RE/MAX Series start Saturday. He has accumulated one top-five, five top-tens and two outside poles in his young ARS career.

  • McGilton currently holds second in the ARCA RE/MAX Series Rookie-of-the-Year standings just two points (254-252) from current leader Michael McDowell.

  • SIPerformance has secured the primary sponsorship of the No. 47 Ford Fusion for the remainder of the 2007 season.

  • Brewco Motorsports finished fifth in both events last year at MIS with rookie Brad Coleman aboard.

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    MEDIA CONTACT:


    NAME: Chris Knight, SI-Performance, Brewco Motorsports
    PHONE: 239.834.9797
    EMAIL: knight849@aol.com



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