Hollenbeck Looking Forward To Michigan ARCA Test Kalamazoo, Michigan - - ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Jim Hollenbeck is waiting anxiously for the May 3rd, open test session for the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Michigan International Speedway. The ...
Hollenbeck Looking Forward To Michigan ARCA Test
Kalamazoo, Michigan - - ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Jim Hollenbeck is waiting anxiously for the May 3rd, open test session for the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Michigan International Speedway.
The Kalamazoo based team will arrive at the 2-mile oval hoping to pull off impressive laps times, while more importantly learn the Irish-Hills based facility in time for their Superspeedway debut in June. Hollenbeck, who competed on a limited ARCA schedule in 2003 has already beaten one of his obstacles in the sponsorship department, latching familiar racing sponsor EAS as the primary sponsor for the No. 83 Ford Taurus for the Flagstar 200.
"I don't think I have ever been more prepared heading into an event," said driver Jim Hollenbeck. "We have spent a lot of time getting our car ready for this event, looking to give EAS something to shout about, along with attempting to gain more sponsors for the future."
EAS, who has been mostly advertised on the No. 36 machine of Hank Parker, Jr in the NASCAR Busch Series a few years ago has returned to the racing world and teamed up with Hollenbeck for their debut in the ARCA RE/MAX Series.
"I am very fortunate to have EAS supporting us," added Hollenbeck. "Everyone knows how important sponsors are in this business, we just hope we can capitalize on our performances from last year and give EAS a reason to return racing full time."
EAS will also sponsor the former late model driver at Chicagoland Speedway in September.
The open test session will officially kick of the 2004-racing season for the newly reorganized Hollenbeck Motorsports team. After conquering MIS, Hollenbeck will motor his team to the exciting short track of Toledo Speedway for the running of the Hickory Farms 200 presented by Federated Auto Parts.
"We have to get through Michigan before we can concentrate on Toledo," explained the second-generation driver. "Our short track sponsorless No. 38 Ford Taurus is done and ready to go, but we have to keep our head on straight and do one thing at a time."
Hollenbeck Motorsports will team up with veteran ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Greg Sarff and his Capital City Motorsports crew for the 2004 season. "Having Greg Sarff, and his CCM team on our side is a benefit to our "rookie" team," he explained. "His crew has a lot of experience and I worked with them last season, I think they are capable of giving us the extra help that we need that could send this young, vibrant team to victory lane," commented the 29-year old driver.
In addition to the two Superspeedway events, the HM team will also compete at the short tracks of Toledo, and Berlin this season.