Illinois: Justin Allgaier preview

Springfield, Illinois (August 16, 2007)-Justin Allgaier looks to bring home his second ARCA RE/MAX Series win in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Sunday night for the running of the Allen Crowe Memorial ...

Springfield, Illinois (August 16, 2007)-Justin Allgaier looks to bring home his second ARCA RE/MAX Series win in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Sunday night for the running of the Allen Crowe Memorial race.

Allgaier had his first career win in the ARCA RE/MAX Series last year at the Springfield Mile at one of the two challenging dirt tracks the series visits. Allgaier made a last lap pass to take the exciting victory in front of his family and friends.

"I can't tell you just how much it meant to me to win at home," Justin Allgaier said. "Having all my friends and family there meant so much. I really like these dirt track races. Springfield is slow and slick like Berlin and Toledo. I want to capitalize my experience on dirt focusing on good runs here in Springfield and in DuQuoin. Of course I'd like to win and we are bringing Gator which has been a good car for us over the past few years but with the competition so strong with drivers like Jason Leffler, Kenny Schrader and Joe Cooksey racing this weekend it will be a little more difficult. Not to mention the season regulars like Frank Kimmel, Mark Gibson and of course Mark McDowell who has had an outstanding season so far. I'd like to just go out of this weekend saying we've had a good points day and well, hopefully the win two years in a row."

Allgaier will also be racing Friday night at the Macon Speedway in the No. 2 Ethanol Performs Illinois State Corn Marketing Board midget car.

"I have to thank Mark Bush for letting us jump in his midget this weekend," Allgaier said. "We've had some gremlins we need to fix on our No. 86 midget and didn't have it ready for the weekend and he jumped right up and said hey you can race my car. He has been a great supporter and I hope to put the car in victory lane Friday night."

Allgaier who has suffered from the flu this entire week will make it three nights in a row and will pilot the No. 86 Ethanol Performs Illinois State Corn Marketing Board USAC Silver Crown car Saturday night at the Springfield Mile for the Tony Bettenhausen 100.

Section M at the Illinois State Fairground is reserved for Justin Allgaier fans and tickets can be purchased in advance for both events by calling 217-764-3200 or visiting www.trackenterprises.com.

-credit: www.JustinAllgaier.com,

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Series ARCA
Drivers Jason Leffler , Frank Kimmel , Mark Gibson , Justin Allgaier , Tony Bettenhausen