Rockingham II: Brett Moffitt preview

Brett Moffitt To Wheel Win-Tron Racing Ride At Rockingham Speedway ROCKINGHAM, North Carolina (October 7, 2009) - - NASCAR Camping World East Series (NCWES) standout Brett Moffitt will pilot the No. 32 GrandStay Residential Suites /...

Brett Moffitt To Wheel Win-Tron Racing Ride At Rockingham Speedway

ROCKINGHAM, North Carolina (October 7, 2009) - - NASCAR Camping World East Series (NCWES) standout Brett Moffitt will pilot the No. 32 GrandStay Residential Suites / GrandStay.net Dodge Charger in the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series finale this weekend at Rockingham Speedway in the ARCA RE/MAX American 200.

For Win-Tron Racing, the task of working with a new driver is nothing new but the group led by Car Owner Kevin Cywinski and Crew Chief Mike Chaffee is hoping to bring Moffitt to ARCA stardom much like they've done with drivers James Buescher, Matt Merrell, Kelly Bires, Bradley Riethmeyer, Beau Slocumb and Justin Marks this year.

In his first full-season of NCWES competition, Moffitt shined. In 11 races, the Grimes, Iowa native boasted two wins, six top-fives and nine top-10 finishes. He also claimed one pole and finished third in the point standings driving a full season Andy Santerre Motorsports (ASM).

The former ASA Late Model Series driver now turns to the ARCA RE/MAX Series and is hoping for a similar one-race showing like he had in the NASCAR Camping World West Series (NCWWS) at Iowa Speedway where he wheeled the No. 4 Karl Chevrolet machine to a stout fourth place effort at his home track.

Rockingham Speedway can't be compared to Iowa Speedway but many on the Win-Tron Racing team expect Moffitt to literally explode in his inaugural ARCA debut.

"This kid (Brett Moffitt) has a lot of talent," said Win-Tron Racing Co-Owner and General Manager Nate Thiesse. "His resume in the NASCAR Camping World East Series this year has been absolutely impressive on a limited budget. We are just thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him this weekend at Rockingham."

Moffitt expressed a similar feeling towards his ARCA debut in the season finale.

"This is a great opportunity for me," said Moffitt. "Win-Tron Racing has a very respectable name in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and has some of the best equipment out there. I'm just thankful to have the opportunity to drive for them in probably one of the biggest races of the year."

Thiesse explained what the team's overall goals were for the weekend.

"We know Brett is capable of winning and while we strive to win on a weekly basis, if we can leave Rockingham with a good finish on the lead lap, then it's been a good day. Brett doesn't have any experience at Rockingham, so the odds are against him this weekend but I think with our success at the track in the past, we can erase that deficit."

Indeed, Win-Tron Racing surged Matt Merrell to a then career-best third place finish at Rockingham Speedway in April securing the Portland, Texas native with his very first top-five run in ARCA. He went on to record back-to-back career best finishes of second at Berlin Raceway and Pocono Raceway respectively.

Entering Rockingham, Win-Tron Racing holds the fourth position in the ARCA RE/MAX Series owner's standings after 20 races. Car owner Kevin Cywinski is 600 markers from moving back to the top spot held by fellow car owner Jessica Sharp (No. 6). 210 markers keep Cywinski from the third position controlled by car owner Frank Kimmel (No. 44). The team maintained their position after Beau Slocumb recorded his career best finish of fifth in the most recent ARS event at Kansas Speedway last week.

-credit: wtr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Frank Kimmel , Justin Marks , Kelly Bires , James Buescher , Brett Moffitt , Matt Merrell