Eddie Sharp Racing Lakeland test notes

LAKELAND, FL (Mar. 5, 2007) - Eddie Sharp Racing recently concluded a private two day test at the USA International Speedway in preparation for the ARCA RE/MAX Series Construct Corps/ Palm Beach Grading 250 on Saturday, March 24. "I left...

LAKELAND, FL (Mar. 5, 2007) - Eddie Sharp Racing recently concluded a private two day test at the USA International Speedway in preparation for the ARCA RE/MAX Series Construct Corps/ Palm Beach Grading 250 on Saturday, March 24.

"I left Lakeland feeling very, very good about our stuff," said team owner Eddie Sharp. "We have some really fast racecars and I'm really looking forward to the race".

Drivers Ken Butler III, Michael McDowell and Josh Wise all took laps around the .75 mile USA International Speedway in their ESR Development Team cars. A spirited battle broke out between the ESR teams to complete the fastest lap of the test which resulted in both teams gaining valuable speed.

"Lakeland is a lot of fun to get around," said Michael McDowell, driver of the #2 ESR Dodge. "We kept pushing the 22 guys pretty hard to gain speed and they kept putting up faster laps. After taking a look at the data, we all made each other a lot faster".

The unofficial 'race' between teams got pretty heated midway through the second day as speeds kept rising. The spirited competition ended with both crews excited about their chances on March 24.

"This is what the concept of a two car team is all about," said Sharp. "Our guys are so competitive, it was great to see them share information and push each other. With how our testing went, we are really looking forward to the race".

The Construct Corps/ Palm Beach Grading 250 at the USA International Speedway is scheduled to go off at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24.

-credit: esr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Michael McDowell , Josh Wise , Ken Butler III