Kansas: Beau Slocomb preview

Beau Slocomb; Win-Tron Racing Looking To Hit The Lottery At Kansas KANSAS CITY, Kansas (September 30, 2009) - - For the fourth time this year, ARCA RE/MAX Series rookie Beau Slocomb will take the reins of the No. 32 Wolfpack Rentals Toyota...

Beau Slocomb; Win-Tron Racing Looking To Hit The Lottery At Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (September 30, 2009) - - For the fourth time this year, ARCA RE/MAX Series rookie Beau Slocomb will take the reins of the No. 32 Wolfpack Rentals Toyota Camry for Thursday's Kansas Lottery 150 at Kansas Speedway.

In his three previous ARCA RE/MAX Series starts, Slocomb has been impressive with two top-10 qualifying efforts including a career-best fifth in the most recent ARCA event at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Additionally, his finishes have been noteworthy as well. His career-best finish in the Win-Tron Racing entry occurred at Toledo Speedway earlier this month where he captured a ninth place finish after starting sixth.

Now, Slocomb, the Macon, Georgia native will return to a mile-and-a-half track and look to better his 12th place finish from Chicagoland Speedway in his inaugural ARCA debut last month.

"We're glad to have Beau back behind the wheel of our Win-Tron Racing entry at Kansas," said Win-Tron Racing General Manager and Co-Owner Nate Thiesse. "He really has done a phenomenal job in his races this year despite his lack of experience in these heavier cars. I think he has a better understanding what to expect this week."

Experience is something that isn't on Slocomb's side but the ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour standout has certainly put an effort to try and cross-reference the inexperience.

"Beau's feedback has been better than we expected," added Thiesse. "His first race at Chicagoland we weren't really sure what to expect. We wanted him to be comfortable and try not to put himself in any daunting situations. He excelled past our expectations by putting our No. 32 in the top-10 during the race."

Thiesse continued, "Beau went to Toledo Speedway the next week where he qualified and finished inside the top-10 at a track that he had never seen before. It was pretty amazing. From there, we took him to the dirt where again he stepped up to the challenge and qualifed very well, but unfortunately, we had a little bit of bad luck during the race, so we didn't get the finish we wanted but his effort was commendable nonetheless."

"He's back for Kansas and we have a feeling that he is going to gel well with this track. It's very similar to Chicagoland Speedway so our setups are going to be very comparable. Without a doubt, he should be able to keep his string of top-20 finishes intact on Thursday."

Entering Kansas, Win-Tron Racing holds the fourth position in the ARCA RE/MAX Series owner's standings after 19 races. Car owner Kevin Cywinski is 600 markers from moving back to the top spot held by fellow car owner Jessica Sharp (No. 6). 210 markers keep Cywinski from the third position controlled by car owner Frank Kimmel (No. 44). The team maintained their position after Matt Merrell recorded a 13th place finish in the most ARS event at Salem Speedway two weeks ago.

-credit: wtr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Frank Kimmel , Matt Merrell