Robb Brent Looking To Continue Kentucky Success SPARTA, Kentucky (July 15, 2009) - - ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) driver Robb Brent has been counting down the races for the sanction's annual second trip to Kentucky Speedway. The time has arrived and...
Robb Brent Looking To Continue Kentucky Success
SPARTA, Kentucky (July 15, 2009) - - ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) driver Robb Brent has been counting down the races for the sanction's annual second trip to Kentucky Speedway. The time has arrived and Brent is aiming to nail his first top-five finish of the season in Saturday night's Click It Or Ticket. Drive Smart! Buckle-Up Kentucky 150.
Brent in the No. 36 for Justin Allgaier Motorsports entry for Mike Allgaier returns to the Bluegrass state on the heels of an eighth place finish in ARCA's first trip to the 1.5-mile oval in May. The effort was the team's second top-10 finish of the year and the first of three consecutive top-10 runs.
Fresh off a solid 11th place finish at Iowa Speedway last Saturday night, Brent returns to the Bluegrass state aiming for his fifth top-10 finish of the year and third top-10 run at the newly formed SMI speedplant.
"I can't wait to get back to Kentucky," said Brent, who sits 11th in the ARCA RE/MAX Series standings entering the race this weekend. "I've had success at Kentucky in the past and this team is capable of winning the race on Saturday night, we just need a couple of factors to play into our hands to make it a reality."
When asked why Brent enjoys the Sparta, Kentucky track so much, he answered with, "I'm just a fan of the mile-and-a-half tracks. For the most part Kentucky Speedway has been kind to me and as a driver you enjoy going back to a track that has been good to you in the past. I've finished eighth there for two consecutives races and that's okay but I really want our first top-five on Saturday night."
Brent credits the uplifting performance of the JAM team to Bob Blount, whose son Chad Blount is a two-time champion at Kentucky Speedway winning races back in 2002 and 2005.
"Bob knows how to setup a racecar for Kentucky and it showed in May," added Brent, who pilots the No. 36 Orchard Chrysler Dodge Jeep Dodge Charger. "We worked hard on making our car stick to the track and I think what we learned in May we can apply this weekend and move up the ladder. Bob's not only is my crew chief but he's my mentor too."
With his concrete performance last weekend at Iowa Speedway, Brent gained ground on his competition in the top-10 in the championship chase and now sits just 110 points from moving into the 10th position. "We're gaining ground but the top-10 is filled with great teams and great drivers," remarked Brent. "We just have to stay focused on our team and our finishes and sooner or later, we'll break that barrier and move into the top-10."
Kentucky Speedway officially gives the green-flag to the second half of the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule and Brent indicates that he still has some goals he would like to complete.
"The plate is full for the second half," offered Brent. "We've pointed our weakness and our strong points from the first half and I think the adjustments we are making will play into our favor. Off the top, qualifying better, leading laps and contending to win are our three biggest projects for the rest of the year."