Milwaukee Mile Important Race For Stott Classic Racing & Billy Tanner WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin (August 23,r007) - - Redemption. That's the one word that best suites the Stott Classic Racing (SCR) team as they head to The Milwaukee Mile this weekend.
Milwaukee Mile Important Race For Stott Classic Racing & Billy Tanner
WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin (August 23,r007) - - Redemption. That's the one word that best suites the Stott Classic Racing (SCR) team as they head to The Milwaukee Mile this weekend. After running their strongest race of the season at Illinois State Fairgrounds last weekend, the team left with a sour taste after being involved in a mid-race altercation.
It's another week and another race, but Sunday's Governor's Cup 200 ranks in the top-two of the most important races for the Stott Classic Racing (SCR) team this season. Not only will driver Billy Tanner make his inaugural ARCA debut at the famed Wisconsin track, but Ramo Stott, father of crew chief and owner Corrie Stott will serve as the Grand Marshall for Sunday's event.
Sitting seventh on ARCA's all-time race winner's list with 27 checkered flags is Keokuk, Iowa's Ramo Stott. In addition to his many victories, Stott drove to back-to-back ARCA series championships in 1970 and '71 driving a winged Plymouth Superbird, which will be at The Milwaukee Mile on display and rolling at the head of the field on a parade lap prior to the start of the 17th ARCA event of the season.
After honoring their fellow crew member, the team will turn their focus to the No. 07 CheapCaribbean.com Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS as Tanner is scheduled to make his 10th career start Sunday afternoon.
Never having the opportunity to participate at The Milwaukee Mile would faze some drivers, but for Pennsylvania's Billy Tanner, he sees the event as another opportunity to shine. Especially after last Sunday's race gone bad; Tanner is looking for more than just a good finish, he's looking for revenge.
"We came so close to a top-10 finish last weekend, we could taste it. Unfortunately, a lap car got into us and spoiled our best race of the season. I really think we can back up the same type of performance we had last weekend, we just need a little luck and patience to make it happen."
Tanner continued, "This isn't just about me or the guys this weekend, it's also a very special weekend for Mr. Ramo Stott. He is a true champion of this series and I'm much honored to have the distinct pleasure of working with at every race. I'm very proud of his accomplishments in the sport and I'm looking forward to congratulating him on Sunday."
Crew Chief and car owner Corrie Stott has elected to bring the same Chevrolet Monte Carlo the team participated in the open test earlier this week at Chicagoland Speedway. The team has utilized the last few days to make the necessary adjustments to put a great setup underneath the No. 07 CheapCaribbean.com Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for Milwaukee.
"We had a good test at Chicagoland and we figured what the heck, let's bring this car to The Milwaukee Mile and see what we can drum up. The car handled well, but Corrie is a pro at putting a good car underneath me. The biggest obstacle I'll have to worry about is learning the track. We've been able to improve tremendously from our practices to qualifying efforts at new tracks. I'm hoping that this weekend is another event that falls into that same category."
"The next couple races are important for us," sounded Tanner. "We're trying to lineup our 2008 schedule which should include a full season. I know we have the capabilities and equipment to run up front; we just need to bank on our experience this year and start delivering. Hopefully that starts this weekend in Milwaukee."
Crew Chief and car owner Corrie Stott offered his two-cents on Milwaukee.
"Obviously this race is important for us in a lot of ways. I'm very proud of my father for all of his success in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and I thank him for the help he has given me in my career. On the flip side, we still have a job to do. I think Milwaukee is a track that will fit Billy's driving style. We're bringing him a pretty good piece, so I'm looking forward to the race this weekend."