Daytona: Roger Carter II preview

Daytona Important For Carter's Rookie Season "Michigan Native Continues To Promote New Sponsor" DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Tuesday, February 6, 2007) -- The start of the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series season is here and Roger Carter II is eager to kick off...

Daytona Important For Carter's Rookie Season
"Michigan Native Continues To Promote New Sponsor"

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Tuesday, February 6, 2007) -- The start of the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series season is here and Roger Carter II is eager to kick off his inaugural run in solid fashion.

Carter-2-Motorsports with driver Roger Carter II announced last December that they will run for the ARCA RE/MAX Series drivers championship as well as take a stab at the Rookie-of-the-Year honors hopes to repeat the success of fellow ARCA rookie competitors Ryan Howard, Blake Bjorklund, Justin Allgaier and Ryan Foster.

"We've been waiting a long time for this week," said rookie driver Roger Carter II. "Our team has been concentrating on this race since we announced our plans for the 2007 season."

Aiding Carter II's effort will be FreeFeds.org A very unique and promising new sponsor to the racing community in 2007 has the team eyeing instant success and exposure.

FreeFeds.org's sole purpose is to gain public support for adding parole for non-violent, non repeat offenders to the federal prison system. They are of the belief that the federal justice system is in need of a total reform. The organization, however, is mainly interested in working toward adding a system of parole for non-violent offenders as part of that overall reform.

Free Feds Foundation supports all national, state and local incentives to instate the 5.3 million ex-felons in the United States with voting rights, so they will have their constitutional rights reinstate and have valuable input into our political system after almost 200 years.

"We are very proud and honored to have a sponsor like FreeFeds.org," continued Carter II. "They are a very different sponsor, but they have the same goals as every other sponsor and it's our job to bring them the exposure and performances they are looking for. We plan to do just that."

In addition to FreeFeds.org, Explore America, The Idaho Observer, RVrentToGo.com, 100fold.net, and Accelerating Developments International (ADI) will join the team's effort in the ARCA 200 at Daytona as associate sponsors.

"Carter-2-Motorsports has been very lucky to have such great associate sponsors join our plan for the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series season," added Carter II. "We are progressively trying to obtain additional sponsors to join our fleet and make our first season a memorable one."

"Daytona is probably going to be one of our biggest battles this season," Carter II spoke. "There are a lot of good teams with a lot of backing and some major NASCAR support; they will be tough to beat. However, our team is heading to the track vowing to give nothing but 150 percent both on and off the track. When we're not competing on the track, we'll be communicating within our team going over options to make our Dodge Charger faster. I have faith in my crew and I have faith in myself, I think we're going to be okay. It's important to have a solid run at Daytona so we can have some early momentum into the season and heading into Lakeland."

The team will utilize the No. 48 this season in competition. The number has a lot of meaning to the Carter-2-Motorsports team. James Hylton who is known as an ARCA legend and NASCAR icon has a close friendship to driver Roger Carter II and the duo will unite for the first time on the same team this season.

"Having James as a part of this team is unforgettable," smiled Carter II. "James forever in my eyes is a hero to many in the racing community. He can bring a lot of knowledge and guidance to this team. He has been helping out at the shop a lot during the off season and I'm just glad to have him around."

Carter-2-Motorsports (www.carter2motorsports.com) whose ARCA RE/MAX Series operation is based in Statesville, North Carolina will run Dodge Chargers in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and NASCAR Nextel Cup Series (NNC) in 2007. The team will run the No. 48 handed over from the legendary James Hylton who retired from ARCA competition following the 2006 season finale at the new Iowa Speedway. The organization plans to run the No. 54 in the premier series of NASCAR, the NNC series later this year.

The ARCA 200 at Daytona (80 laps/200 miles) is the first of 23 events on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. Practice begins Thursday, February 8 with a five-hour (12:00pm-5:00pm EST) practice session planned. Qualifying is slated for Friday, February 9 at 12:00pm EST. Final practice is limited to 55 minutes (5:15-6:10pm EST) on Friday evening. The ARCA 200 at Daytona will be aired live on the SPEED channel beginning at 4:00pm EST.

-credit: c2m

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Series ARCA
Drivers James Hylton , Justin Allgaier , Ryan Howard , Ryan Foster , Blake Bjorklund , Roger Carter