TOWNLEY POSTS FOURTH FASTEST LAP AT MICHIGAN TEST; READY TO RACE Concord, NC (5-29-08) John Wes Townley and the RAB Racing with Brack Maggard team successfully attended the open ARCA RE/MAX Series test on Wednesday, May 28th at Michigan ...
TOWNLEY POSTS FOURTH FASTEST LAP AT MICHIGAN TEST; READY TO RACE
Concord, NC (5-29-08) John Wes Townley and the RAB Racing with Brack Maggard team successfully attended the open ARCA RE/MAX Series test on Wednesday, May 28th at Michigan International Speedway, where they posted the fourth fastest time of 39.329 sec at 183.071 mph.
"I think we will have a very competitive car for this race," Townley stated. "I felt like it was one of the better tests we've had because we were able to make a lot of gains and make changes quickly. With six of the top-ten teams in points in attendance, we were also able to gain a good perspective on what we will be facing when we come back for the race."
While most teams posted their fastest lap early on in the test, Townley, who took his first laps on the two mile oval track yesterday, posted his fastest lap later in the afternoon when the track was at its hottest.
"When we first got on the track the temperature was around 45 degrees, but by mid-afternoon it was up to 70 degrees," Townley continued. "We spent the morning getting myself and the car acclimated to the track, however by mid-afternoon, I felt like we were right where we needed to be. Having the car just right at that time of the day is a huge advantage because those are the expected conditions we will be racing in."
Before competing in the Racing for Wildlife 200 at Michigan Int'l Speedway on Friday, June 13th, RAB Racing with Brack Maggard are back in the shop preparing for next weekend's Pocono 200. The Pocono 200 is scheduled for Saturday June 7th at 1:00 PM ET, with SDD Coverage airing on SPEED at 10:00 PM ET.