Chad Martin Looks To Turn Heads Again In Kentucky Sparta, Kentucky - - He may not be a familiar face on the ARCA RE/MAX Series tour, but you better get use to him. After wowing several drivers on the circuit back at Nashville earlier this year,...
Chad Martin Looks To Turn Heads Again In Kentucky
Sparta, Kentucky - - He may not be a familiar face on the ARCA RE/MAX Series tour, but you better get use to him. After wowing several drivers on the circuit back at Nashville earlier this year, Chad Martin has overcome his rookie obstacles which included losing a fast racecar on the final lap of the race to head to the "bluegrass" state of Kentucky to participate in Saturday's Harley Davidson Cincinnati 150.
Martin, a quiet young 24-year old heads to Kentucky looking to improve on his performance on Nashville which saw him lead some laps, run with several of ARCA's stoutest drivers but finish a disappointing 28th.
"Nashville was a huge experience for me," said the driver of the No. 58 Ford Taurus. "We had a good run all day, but I'm still not really sure what happened on the last lap. But, we've worked around the clock trying to put this car back together. Luckily we finished it just in the nick of time and will be able to attempt our second race this weekend."
Chad who shrines as an advanced and threatful short track competitor turns to the ARCA RE/MAX Series looking for seat time in the heavier stock cars in preparation for more RE/MAX events as well as looking towards the NASCAR Busch Series next year.
"The most important thing is to get some seat time this weekend," continued Martin. "We weren't able to make it to the open test last week, but I am confident in our setup and feel that we should be in the ballpark this weekend. I also would like to finish the race. We almost had a top-ten finish at Nashville but it didn't happen. I am going to be patient and try to get the best finish possible not only for myself but my team."
Chad Martin Motorsports heads to the 1.5-mile Speedway sponsorless. The team is working around the clock trying to find some help. "Sponsorship is hard to find in any racing series right now," explained Martin. "This team has some potential, but we need to get some funding in order to make that happen, hopefully something will pop out."
Following Kentucky, the Chad Martin Motorsports team will regroup and plan their next venue on the ARCA RE/MAX Series tour.
The Harley Davidson Cincinnati 150 is the fourth of 23 events on the 2005 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. Practice begins Friday, May 13th with an extensive afternoon session planned. Qualifying is on tap first thing Saturday morning with the race set to take the green flag later that day just after 3:00pm EST. While the race won't be televised, look for the latest news and results from the track at ARCARacing.com