Indianapolis, IN (September 10, 2001) -CIMCO Racing and driver Shelby Howard did not participate in the Eagle Creek Aviation 150 at Anderson Speedway on Monday, September 3. CIMCO Racing has decided to not participate in the remaining Kendall Late...
Indianapolis, IN (September 10, 2001) -CIMCO Racing and driver Shelby Howard did not participate in the Eagle Creek Aviation 150 at Anderson Speedway on Monday, September 3. CIMCO Racing has decided to not participate in the remaining Kendall Late Model Series events in order to concentrate on the five ARCA RE/MAX Series events Shelby will be racing this season, beginning last weekend at Salem Speedway.
Shelby became the youngest driver in the history of the ARCA RE/MAX Series in the running of the Eddie Gilstrap Motors ARCA 200 at Salem Speedway on Sunday, September 9. Driving the Lucas Oil Products / Mack Trucks Chevrolet Howard qualified an impressive fourth. He led four laps in the event and crossed the stripe in sixth position in his first series outing.
From there the team plans on racing the September 16th event at Toledo Speedway and the rescheduled September 22nd event at Berlin Speedway. If Shelby gets permission from ARCA RE/MAX Series officials, he will participate in the October 4th event at Lowes Motor Speedway and the ARCA RE/MAX Series Championship event on November 17th at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
"I really enjoyed racing with the Kendall Late Model Series," remarked Shelby, "but our goal is to move up to the ARCA RE/Max Series full-time in 2002, so we felt we needed to put all our energy into the five ARCA Series events we are going to run for Lucas Oil Products this season." "We have not had a lot of luck this season, but I gained a lot of valuable experience against a great group of drivers."
CIMCO Racing has already sold one of its late models, but plans to keep one to race selected Kendall Late Model Series events in 2002 that do not conflict with the ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule.