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Billy Tanner & Stott Classic Racing Looking To Capitalize In Nashville

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Billy Tanner, Toyota ARCA 150

Billy Tanner & Stott Classic Racing Looking To Capitalize In Nashville

Chris Knight
Stott Classic Racing
August 9, 2007


LEBANON, Tennessee (Thursday, August 9, 2007) - - Fresh off a 14th place finish last weekend at Pocono Raceway, Billy Tanner and his Stott Classic Racing (SCR) head to Nashville Superspeedway hoping to excel on the finish and reel in their No. 07 CheapCaribbean.com Chevrolet Monte Carlo home in the top-10.

Last week, after several tough runs recently in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, Tanner and company overcame a spin and fighting from the rear of the field to net their career best finish. With some momentum on their side, the team hopes to pick up the pace even more this Saturday in the TOYOTA ARCA 150.

“We’re ready to get back in the swing of things,” said Pennsylvania ’s Billy Tanner. “We had a pretty good run at Pocono. We’re not complaining. We had a shot at the top-10, but we couldn’t outmaneuver some cars who were experiencing transmission troubles. Luckily, for the first time in a while, we brought the car back with all four fenders and the itch for wanting more this weekend in Nashville .”

Despite never having the opportunity to race at the 1.333-mile speed plant, Tanner participated in the open test at Nashville Superspeedway last month. While the results weren’t spectacular, Tanner isn’t worried.

“We didn’t bring the car we are racing this weekend to the test,” continued Tanner. “The primary purpose of the test was for me to get my feet wet with Nashville Superspeedway. I can’t compare the track to anything I’ve been on. It’s a heck of a place. We’re bringing the car we raced with at Pocono last weekend and it’s a good piece. We tested with a Pontiac and we’re racing a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, so there’s one major difference. We know what our Chevrolet will do in race conditions and I hope that will play to our advantage.”

Sailing into Nashville , Tanner, 25 is in the seventh of 12 races with SCR (Stott Classic Racing) and sponsor CheapCaribbean.com, as the group is using this season as track time to prepare for a full season run in 2008.

“The team is making a lot of progress and that’s good news for everyone,” continued Tanner. “I really think we are going to make a difference in the next six races and it will help us prepare for next year. The communication between myself and Corrie only continues to get stronger as time goes on. I am very thankful for that. There are some races coming up that I’ve had experience on and others that I haven’t. I’m hoping we can excel on all of them.”

He continued, “This team has some confidence thanks to our exceptional run at Pocono. We had a top-10 car; just unforeseen circumstances presented us from making our goal into a reality. We’re gunning for a top-10 finish. We know we need a little luck, but I’m going to drive my butt off and try and give these guys another good run.”

Car owner Corrie Stott is feeling good about the team’s chances in the 14th ARCA RE/MAX Series race held at Nashville Superspeedway.

“Billy has been able to go out and prove that it doesn’t matter if he has the seat time or not. He tries to give 150 percent every time he climbs behind the wheel. We’re heading to another track that Billy doesn’t have a whole lot of experience on, but he learns quickly and I think he has some confidence from last week’s run, which gives him an extra incentive to run well. A top-10 finish will feel like a win for our team this weekend.”

The TOYOTA ARCA 150 (113 laps/150 miles) is the 15 of 23 races on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The 14th ARCA race held at Nashville Superspeedway is a two-day show. Practice begins Friday, August 10 with a two hour and a half hour (11:00am-1:30pm) session planned. ARCA SIM Factory pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:30pm Local Time. The event will take the green flag on Saturday, August 11 shortly after 2:30pm Local Time with live coverage on SPEED. Additional race coverage can be found online at arcaracing.com

For more on Classic Stott Racing and driver Billy Tanner please visit StottClassicRacing.com

About CheapCaribbean.com and COMM Group:

CheapCaribbean.com is owned by COMM Group, Inc (Customer Oriented Marketing and Management Group) which provides wholesale and direct to consumer distribution of vacation packages, resort reservations, and cruises worldwide to Bermuda, the Caribbean, and Mexico , servicing over 250,000 passengers per year.

About Billy Tanner:

A fourth generation driver, Billy Tanner IV, 25, hails from Newtown , PA. A veteran dirt specialist, Tanner won several events in 2006 including at Bridgeport and on his home track of New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, New Jersey . Tanner finished last year sixth in the Race of Champions (ROC) North series, seventh in ROC South, seventh in ROC combined, seventh at New Egypt Speedway, and eighth at Bridgeport . Tanner will run more than a dozen ARCA races in 2007 in hopes of a full season campaign in 2008.

About Stott Classic Racing:

Stott Classic Racing has over 50 years of racing heritage and success. Started in 1955, Ramo Stott was an ARCA champ in 1970 and 1971 along with USAC champ in 1975. His sons Corrie and Lance carried on the tradition, with Corrie having 20 years of NASCAR experience. Successfully starting and operating various NASCAR teams, Corrie was a Crew member for Jeff Gordon and Terry Labonte and Crew Chief for Sterling Marlin and Jimmy Spencer. Corrie has spent the past 12 years in management positions with Hendrick Motorsports, SABCO, and PPI Motorsports.

MEDIA CONTACT

NAME: Chris Knight, Classic Stott Racing
PHONE: 239.834.9797
EMAIL: knight849@aol.com

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