ALLI OWENS FINISHES 27th AT THE NEW JERSEY MOTORSPORTS PARK Millville, NJ (September 29, 2008) - For the past seven years, Alli Owens has been racing exclusively on oval tracks but on Sunday, the 20-year-old had her first taste of road racing in...
ALLI OWENS FINISHES 27th AT THE NEW JERSEY MOTORSPORTS PARK
Millville, NJ (September 29, 2008) - For the past seven years, Alli Owens has been racing exclusively on oval tracks but on Sunday, the 20-year-old had her first taste of road racing in the Loud Energy Drink 150 ARCA RE/MAX Series race at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Driving her No. 12 ElectrifyingCareers.com Chevrolet, with additional support from IBEW Local 351 and Southern New Jersey NECA, she finished respectably in 27th.
Owens took a few laps to find her way around the 2.3 mile circuit but once she found her comfort zone, she began to move through the field. The Daytona Beach, Fla. native worked her way into the 12th position when on lap 32, contact from another car in esses sent her off the track. Owens tried feverishly to restart her car but was initially unable. Once it restarted, she returned to the action three laps behind the leaders.
"I got hit by another car and I was riding on the edge of the track," said Owens. "I thought I had it saved but once I got in the dirt, it looped around and stalled. It was frustrating because I was heading toward a very good finish."
Rain began to fall a short time later and the race was cut short on lap 48.
"Road racing is something very new to me," said Owens. "I went into this race with the goal of finishing. I thought I might get a pretty good finish out of it, but I can't be too upset since this was my first time. The next time I road race, I know it will be a little easier."
The next race for Owens and the ElectrifyingCareers.com team is the October 3 running of the ARCA RE/MAX 250 at Talladega Superspeedway.