Winchester: Phillip McGilton preview

Fourth In Points; McGilton Ready For Another Short Track Battle WINCHESTER, Indiana (May 3, 2007) - - It's still early in the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) season but ARCA RE/MAX Series Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Phillip McGilton is...

Fourth In Points; McGilton Ready For Another Short Track Battle

WINCHESTER,  Indiana (May 3, 2007) - - It's  still early in the 2007 ARCA
RE/MAX Series (ARS) season but ARCA RE/MAX Series  Rookie-of-the-Year candidate
Phillip McGilton is playing "Mr. Consistency."  The Marion, Illinois native
hopes to continue that foray  as the ARS heads to Winchester Speedway for Sunday'
s Winchester ARCA  200.
Sitting  fourth in points, McGilton is ready to make a dent in the
championship standings  and most of all grab his first ARS victory. Coming off a career
best seventh at  Salem Speedway two weeks ago, the leading ARS
Rookie-of-the-Year competitor  knows that his Brewco Motorsports team will be unloading a
competitive No. 47  Montgomery Equipment Ford Fusion with one goal in mind,
victory  lane.
"I've  never raced at Winchester Speedway, but our team has confidence
continuing to  roll over from Salem which gives us that extra incentive to  run
well on Sunday," said McGilton.  "Shawn (Parker, crew chief) has done a good job
preparing this team all  season long. We just need to avoid the mess that
could snap us from competition  and be around for the last 50 laps."

He continued, "A win would be important for this team. They haven't won since last year at Kentucky. We have great cars, powerful motors we just need a little luck. Our short track program is just as strong as our intermediate program; we hope to remind everyone of that this weekend."

Brewco  Motorsports along with McGilton announced last week at Kansas
Speedway that  Montgomery Equipment has joined the Kentucky-based organization to
sponsor the  No. 47 Ford Fusion for the remainder of the year.

Montgomery Equipment specializes in underground mining equipment repair and rebuilds. They are located in West Virginia and do business all over the United States. Montgomery Equipment also sells new underground mining supplies and deals in used mining equipment.

"We didn't have quite the showing that we were hoping for last Friday night at Kansas for our new sponsor," recalled McGilton. "We ran out of fuel and it set us behind. Unfortunately, Kansas is such a short race that we weren't able to recover. Our team is a lot better than our 18th place effort showed last week and we plan to back that statement with a contending run at Winchester. We're excited and proud to have our new sponsor onboard; we just want to deliver the finishes they deserve."

Luckily  for McGilton he'll have some extra race fever over the rest of his
competitors  as he'll test at Toledo Speedway on Thursday to prepare for the
fourth short  track race of the season, the Hantz  Group 200 by Federated Auto
Care set in  two weeks on May 20, which will be aired live on  SPEED.
"Any  time we have an opportunity to test, we're loading up the car and team
and  heading to the track," McGilton added. "A lot of these tracks I've
never seen  before. By taking the time and effort to test puts me a little better
in sync  with the rest of my competitors. I can tell you already the testing
is paying  off."

-credit: brewco

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