Jamie Mosley has a lot to prove in the heart of stock car country CONCORD, NC (May 21, 2003) -- For aspiring stock car racing drivers, the Charlotte (NC) region may be the most important area in the world. After all, it is the promise land by...
Jamie Mosley has a lot to prove in the heart of stock car country
CONCORD, NC (May 21, 2003) -- For aspiring stock car racing drivers, the Charlotte (NC) region may be the most important area in the world. After all, it is the promise land by which many legendary drivers were born and where the heart of stock car racing currently resides. No race is more important than one that takes place at Lowe's Motor Speedway, which is located just down the road from where many NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series teams call home.
This week, Jamie Mosley is stepping foot on the hallowed ground of LMS. The Kentucky Law Enforcement Dispatcher will race in Thursday's ARCA Re/Max Series race at Lowe's Motor Speedway (Concord, NC). Mosley has a lot to prove while the eyes of NASCAR's elite fall upon the ARCA Series.
Mosley not only wants to show that he has the talent to drive a 3,400-lb. stock car, but also that he and his team are ready to run up front in the ARCA Re/Max Series ranks. In two races this year, engine problems have forced the entire Kentucky Motorsports team out of the race despite super fast cars. In Nashville, Mosley fell victim to a bad plug wire. Just weeks ago, Mosley took his brand new Pontiac Grand Prix to the pits with a broken valve spring. The Kentucky race was bittersweet for Mosley, who was running lap times comparable to the guys in the top-five before the engine problems ended his night.
"We were really disappointed in our previous two runs this year, but we are planning to put those behind us and step our game up in Charlotte," said Mosley, who made one start at Lowe's Motor Speedway in 2002, finishing 23rd after starting at the back of the pack (41st) due to no practice and no qualifying. "We have experience here and we learned a lot from our run here last year. You combine that with our new car and the quality team I have behind me and I am looking for big things this weekend."
The Kentucky Motorsports crew has gelled well in their first two races. The team has no shortage of leadership or muscle, as all are police officers in the state of Kentucky. Mosley, who serves as a Kentucky State Police Dispatcher during the week, has enlisted several of his law enforcement buddies to work on the car and serve as the "over-the-wall" crew. The team is comprised of Kentucky State Troopers, Deputies and local Kentucky Police Officers.
The team is performing stops equal to the best teams in ARCA after training at a pitstop school in North Carolina.
"They are a big part of the success of this team," said Mosley. "I can't be more proud of these guys and I know they will step it up and perform when we really need to perform, like this weekend here at Lowe's. These guys are all volunteers. They do it because they love it. But they know that I will take them with me on my journeys in the racing world, so they have a lot to work for. It is hard to believe, but this is actually a nice get-a-way for most of these guys. There day job puts them under a lot more pressure than I do here at the track."
The ADG 100 presented by EasyCare will be the third ARCA race of the 2003 season for Mosley and the second of his career at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Qualifying for the race will be Wednesday, May 21st at 3:30 pm. The 67-lap race is set to begin on Thursday, May 22nd at 9 pm following the completion of Winston Cup qualifying for the Coca-Cola 600. The race will be seen LIVE on Speed Channel.