Michael Faulk; MB3 Motorsports Expand ARCA Schedule For 2007

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (December 9, 2006) -- MB3 Motorsports officials announced today the expansion of the team's ARCA RE/MAX Series program to a minimum of 14 ARCA RE/MAX Series events for the 2007 season, starting with next February's ARCA 200 from Daytona International Speedway. The team's announcement arrives on the day of the ARCA Championship awards banquet in Covington, Kentucky.

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"I am looking forward to the 2007 racing season," said driver Michael Faulk. "The MB3 Motorsports team is working hard preparing for next season. We have everything in place and I really think we'll be someone to beat next year. "

Faulk and the MB3 Motorsports team made their second ARCA RE/MAX Series start at Talladega Superspeedway this past October piloting the same Dodge Charger that female sensation Erin Crocker steered to a 10th place finish at Daytona.

Faulk qualified 17th for the final Superspeedway race of the season. Faulk made a lasting impression in the race drafting his Dodge to the top of the field leading for five markers before being shuffled back to a eighth place finish. It was the second-straight top-10 effort for the team, as they also finished ninth in their debut at Nashville Superspeedway in April.

"We were very successful in our two races this season," added Faulk, a former Hooter's Pro Cup Series driver. "We competed in a limited schedule to shake out all the bugs and I think they are all gone. We're going to be much stronger next season and I'm looking forward to the positive outlook for this team."

Corrie Stott will call the shots for Faulk next season. Stott has over 20 years of experience in Motorsports and has experience as a shop foreman and crew chief for multiple NASCAR Nextel Cup teams over the years. "Corrie has been great to work with," said the rookie driver. "We came out of the box really strong at Talladega and we communicate on the same level and that's important. I think we have all the right ingredients to put ourselves in victory lane."

The team will run in more than half of the scheduled events on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series calendar. The team plans to compete in only two short track events at Lakeland Speedway, in Florida -- brand new to the ARCA schedule and Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. The remainder of the team's schedule will come at tracks equaling a mile and a half or greater.

Faulk, a third generation driver has two ARCA starts to his resume with a career best finish of eighth at Talladega Superspeedway (October 2006) while holding an additional top ten finish of ninth at Nashville Superspeedway (April 2006). He holds a career best superspeedway time trials effort of 17th at Nashville Superspeedway (April 2006) and Talladega Superspeedway (October 2006).

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