Owens Putting Pieces Together for Good Finish at MIS CONCORD, N.C. (June 9, 2010) -When it comes to drafting, finding the right groove and carrying momentum around a race track, Alli Owens points to Michigan International Speedway (MIS) as the...
Owens Putting Pieces Together for Good Finish at MIS
CONCORD, N.C. (June 9, 2010) -When it comes to drafting, finding the right groove and carrying momentum around a race track, Alli Owens points to Michigan International Speedway (MIS) as the site that honed her skills. The lessons learned at the two-mile race track have aided Owens at nearly all venues she has traveled to since her first trip to Brooklyn, Mich. in 2008. Owens plans on showing how far she's come since her inaugural outing. She and her Venturini Motorsports team are ready to beat her personal best finish of 16th-place at MIS. The No. 15 ElectrifyingCareers.com team is taking chassis No. 70 to MIS. No. 70 is a near-copy of chassis No. 80, which Owens used as her primary car at Pocono last week. Owens was fourth fastest in practice, but had an accident on her qualifying lap that forced her into a backup car. On Wednesday, Owens will visit IBEW local union 252 in Ann Arbor, MI. Owens will have the opportunity to meet its members and thank them for the opportunity to represent them on the track.
Owens Comments on the Racing for Wildlife 200
"Michigan is a great track for up and coming drivers to learn the ropes. So many elements come into play. It's such a wide, fast track, so being smooth and finding the right groove are keys to a good finish. There's so much speed there that the draft comes into play as well. You can feel your car sucking up into the car ahead of you. There are definitely a lot of things that you have to master before you can get a good finish at Michigan. That's why it's a great 'learning track.' If you do well there, you have what it takes to do well at a lot of other places, too. "We had an awesome car last week at Pocono. We were a top-five car in practice. I knew we had a fast car and I was going for the pole. Unfortunately we wrecked on our qualifying lap. Of course I'm disappointed, but I'm really proud of how quick we were and how well we were running. I know that my crew is capable of giving me another awesome ElectrifyingCareers.com race car this week at Michigan. We'll pick up there and get the finish we deserve."
-source: alli owens PR