Toledo: Dexter Bean preview

Bean Seeks Redemption At Toledo "Good Year Continues; Spirits High Heading Into Televised Event" TOLEDO, Ohio (May 17, 2007) - - With a turnaround season in place and four top-10 finishes in the last five ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) ...

Bean Seeks Redemption At Toledo
"Good Year Continues; Spirits High Heading Into Televised Event"

TOLEDO, Ohio (May 17, 2007) - - With a turnaround season in place and four top-10 finishes in the last five ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) events, Wisconsin's Dexter Bean returns to Toledo Speedway this weekend looking for redemption from his mediocre finishes last year while also vowing to move up the points ladder.

Bean, driving his familiar red and white No. 6 Chevrolet Monte Carlo hopes to better his 24th place finishes from 2006 at the half-mile facility. With a second and eighth in the last two short track events this season, the odds are in the sophomore driver favor to collect his fifth top-10 finish of the year.

"I'm looking forward to going to Toledo, not because I like the track, but because I am looking for redemption," said Bean. "We ran okay at Toledo Speedway last year; we just couldn't get a grip on the place. This year we're bringing a car that has run well on all the short track races this year and I'm hoping that the success continues on Sunday."

Sitting third in the championship standings, Bean continues to look ahead with hopes that another good finish will propel him even further in the standings. "It's a good feeling to be sitting near the top," he said. "It shows that our hard work and consistent finishes have paid off thus far. But the season is far from over, we just need our luck streak to continue," he said.

Entering Toledo, Bean sits just 30 points from second-place runner Justin Allgaier and a mere 60 credits behind eight time and reigning ARCA champion Frank Kimmel.

When asked about potentially scoring his first ARS victory in the eighth race of the season, Bean spoke optimistically. "I love short track racing. It's a lot of fun. Your car has to be good though. Things happen so quickly on a short track. One wrong move could be the difference from first to 30th. A little luck goes a long way too. If all those components come into play, we should be in contention for our first win as a team."

-credit: BlackJack Racing

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Series ARCA
Drivers Frank Kimmel , Dexter Bean