Dexter Bean Looking To End Record Season On High Note At Toledo TOLEDO, Ohio (October 10, 2007) - - It's been a terrific season for sophomore ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Dexter Bean and his BlackJack Racing team. But there is still one obstacle...
Dexter Bean Looking To End Record Season On High Note At Toledo
TOLEDO, Ohio (October 10, 2007) - - It's been a terrific season for sophomore ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Dexter Bean and his BlackJack Racing team. But there is still one obstacle the team is looking to conquer, a win. They will have one final chance to make turn that dream into a reality in Sunday's Hantz Group 200 presented by Belle Tire, the season finale at Toledo Speedway.
And while Toledo hasn't been the kindest to Bean, he is looking to change that statistic. Bean along with crew chief Chris Bires went back to the drawing board and believe they've come up with a setup that will reward them with their fourth top-five or 11th top-10 of the season while also hopefully collecting their first ever win.
"Toledo hasn't been one of my favorite race tracks," offered Bean. "But that can change this weekend. We were running the best we ever had earlier this year and were taken out with a handful of laps left. We think our race day setup from May will help us tremendously this weekend."
Bires and Bean have both given the nod to bring the "black" No. 6 Five Star Telecom Chevrolet Monte Carlo to the half-mile bull ring this weekend. In the car's last outing, the team collected a seventh place finish at Chicagoland Speedway after starting 22nd.
The team has only run the machine at tracks of a mile and a half or greater, so the organization is optimistic about bringing it to Toledo, but they feel with the heavy amount of practice on Saturday and their prior success on the short tracks this season, the team will be near the top.
"We destroyed our good short track car when we blew the tire at Salem," offered Bean. "The team has worked hard since Salem to transfer this car from a speedway machine to a short track car. I think it will pay off. We were awarded with our first top-10 with this car at Chicagoland last month and there's no doubt in my mind that we can go out there this weekend and back that performance up."
He continued, "Short track racing isn't all about skill, it's about luck too. You can be at the right place at the right time and the bad luck will strike. You just have to go into each race with a positive outlook and the notion to win and that's exactly what we're going to do this weekend."