DICARLO HARD CHARGING TO THE FRONT MOORESVILLE, NC (May 1, 2007)--Despite missing the first event of the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series season, Great Clips driver is hard charging her way to the front of the point standings. In one week, DiCarlo went...
DICARLO HARD CHARGING TO THE FRONT
MOORESVILLE, NC (May 1, 2007)--Despite missing the first event of the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series season, Great Clips driver is hard charging her way to the front of the point standings. In one week, DiCarlo went from 27th in the point standings to 17th; marking the first time she has sat in the top 20 in points.
Two weeks ago, DiCarlo left Salem Speedway in 27th position after being knocked out of the race by another competitor and finishing 34th. As she entered Kansas Speedway last weekend, her goals were the same as they had been all season--to have good a qualifying effort and finish.
She did just that. DiCarlo qualified a season-best 24th and finished in 23rd position.
"I'm excited that we're moving up in the points," said DiCarlo. "With this being my first year in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, my goal is to make races on time without taking provisionals and to also have good finishes. We finished 23rd at Kansas Speedway last weekend, and that was good enough to push us up 10 positions in the standings. If we can keep making progress each week, I know it's realistic to think we can get into the top 15 or even better."
DiCarlo is competing for the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series Rookie of the Year.
"I'm thrilled to see our team jump that many positions in the point standings," said team owner Doug Stringer. "This is a first-year team, and we're out there competing against some Cup-affiliated teams, so I couldn't be more excited with our progress so far this season. Kansas is a tough track, and Gabi handled herself like a seasoned veteran out there. She's still learning each week, and you have to remember that she's a rookie, but to see these finishes this early in the season tells me that we're doing the right things with the right driver behind the wheel."