Rockingham II: Rob Brett preview

Rockingham Concludes First Full Season Of ARCA Competition For Robb Brent ROCKINGHAM, North Carolina (October 6, 2009) - - ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) driver Robb Brent officially started his 2009 season with a top-10 finish and the Shelby...

Rockingham Concludes First Full Season Of ARCA Competition For Robb Brent

ROCKINGHAM, North Carolina (October 6, 2009) - - ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) driver Robb Brent officially started his 2009 season with a top-10 finish and the Shelby Township, Michigan native hopes to end his first full season of competition with a top-10 run in Sunday's ARCA RE/MAX American 200 at Rockingham Speedway.

Brent's first-full season of competition has been filled with highs and lows but the experience that the 22-year old young gun has acquired is priceless. Still, a win has eluded the Justin Allgaier Motorsports (JAM) driver but he's hoping to seal that goal with his first career win in Sunday's ARCA RE/MAX Series season finale.

Not only is Brent ready to win but he's ready to recover from what he called a disappointing Rockingham Speedway debut. In April, Brent posted competitive laps but a spin in qualifying and a rare engine failure in the race left a sour taste in the successful college student's mouth. Thankfully, this weekend is a chance at redemption.

[IMAGE]"Rockingham Speedway isn't one of favorite tracks but hopefully I can change my feeling after a good run on Sunday," said Brent, who has emerged as one of the most improved drivers in the second-half of the ARCA RE/MAX Series season. "We didn't have the best of luck in the Spring; hopefully we can have a better showing in the last race of the year."

He continued, "Rockingham is an interesting place. It's a track that isn't comparable to anything on the ARCA tour. The key to surviving Rockingham is tire management and keeping your nose clean. We started in the back in April and were making a solid charge forward before the motor seized. Hopefully, we can keep the mechanical troubles off our back and end the season on a high note."

Luckily to finish in the top-10 in the ARCA championship chase, Brent is overall satisfied with the way his season has turned out.

"We've had some bright moments but we've had some dark ones too," Brent explained. "Overall though, the Justin Allgaier Motorsports team has been awesome to work with. They really have given me great cars all year long and I'm hoping we're able to keep this relationship going into the 2010 season."

He went on to say, "Finishing in the top-10 on a consistent basis has been my biggest accomplishment heading into Rockingham this weekend. It looks like with a little luck we're going to finish in the top-10 in points and that's a big feat after missing the show at Daytona. The only thing that would put this season over the top would be celebrating in victory lane on Sunday afternoon."

This season, Brent has one top-five and six top-10 finishes in 19 starts with a best finish of fourth at New Jersey Motorsports Park in September. A third place qualifying effort at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in September is the team's season best thus far.

-credit: rbr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Justin Allgaier , Robb Brent