Three Races Four Days Keeps Momentum Mounting for Allgaier Toledo, Ohio hAugust 31, 2006) -While most Americans will be home resting this Labor day weekend, Justin Allgaier won't be; he'll once again be competing in three races in four days.
Three Races Four Days Keeps Momentum Mounting for Allgaier
Toledo, Ohio hAugust 31, 2006) -While most Americans will be home resting this Labor day weekend, Justin Allgaier won't be; he'll once again be competing in three races in four days. Allgaier, 20, will begin with the ARCA RE/MAX Series event at the Toledo Speedway where he nearly saw victory lane after finishing only .092 seconds to childhood mentor and friend Kenny Schrader in May. This weekend sees Allgaier carrying some momentum in the No. 16 Century Trading-USAF-AG Tech Chevrolet after coming off his first career victory at Springfield and dominating last weekends race at the Milwaukee Mile where he lead 64 laps of the 200 lap event.
"I have had a great last few weeks," Justin Allgaier said. "We've had some bad luck all season and to have our first win and then back it up with a fourth place finish last week is something we all needed. I love this race track and and it was sure fun mixing it up with Kenny (Schrader) in May."
Allgaier will then head back towards his home town and strap in his No. 86 Ethanol Illinois Corn Marketing Board USAC Silver Crown Car for Sunday's event on the one-mile dirt track at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds beginning at 8:30 p.m. CT.
The rest of the ARCA RE/MAX Series drivers meet up with Allgaier at the Fairgrounds on Monday for the running of the Southern Illinois 100 on the one-mile oval dirt track. The last dirt track the ARCA Series visited in 2006 found Allgaier in victory lane for the first time. Allgaier won in front of his hometown crowd just two weeks ago at the Illinois State Fairground in Springfield, Illinois.
Allgaier is no stranger to Du Quoin and in ARCA he has two top-five finishes out of three starts. He has also layed down some laps in his dirt late model car and in 2002. He competed with NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader and two-time NASCAR Championship Winner Tony Stewart where he earned an 11th finish.
"I like the dirt tracks," Allgaier said. "Du Quoin and Springfield are the types of tracks I've grew up racing on. I've done well on the dirt tracks but I believed we've shown this season that we are diverse enough on all types of tracks like Toledo and Pocono. I have to say though, we've had some great finishes here in Du Quoin and I hope this weekend we can pull the car into Victory Lane in both the Silver Crown and the ARCA RE/MAX cars."
The Southern Illinois 100 is slated to begin at 1:00 p.m. CT.