Barrie: Kerry Micks preview

Micks ready for NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Barrie Beyond Digital Imaging Ford driver to compete on tight Barrie oval MT. ALBERT, ONTARIO (June 27, 2008) -- After an equipment failure at the previous NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event,...

Micks ready for NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Barrie
Beyond Digital Imaging Ford driver to compete on tight Barrie oval

MT. ALBERT, ONTARIO (June 27, 2008) -- After an equipment failure at the previous NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event, Kerry Micks has plans to return to his quest in capturing the 2008 championship.

"We had some problems at Mosport, but we've regrouped and will be right in there for the Barrie race," said Micks, who drives the Beyond Digital Imaging Ford Fusion. "I've raced at Barrie for many years, and know the track well."

Micks, of Mount Albert, will be competing in round three of the 2008 NCTS, the A&W 300 at Barrie Speedway this Saturday night.

The former CASCAR Super Series champ came a close second in the opening round of the 2008 series with a second-place at Cayuga, and was in the hunt on the Mosport road course race but suspension woes kept him out of contention.

Micks placed seventh in last year's season, with strong victories at Montreal and Trois-Rivières. He took the pole in last year's September race at Barrie, and placed fourth in the July 1 Barrie race after starting in 17th position. He is presently sixth in the division standings.

Micks will be one of 24 starters for the A&W 300, a 300-lap event on the third-mile Barrie oval.

And he says he is ready.

"Running at Barrie can be a wild experience," he explained. "It's a tight track, and traffic can be heavy at any time. But we'll be in the hunt, and hopefully come away victorious."

Barrie Speedway is located on the 8th Line of Oro-Medonte between Barrie and Orillia, Ontario just off Highway 11, 10 minutes north of Barrie and 10 minutes south of Orillia.

For information about Barrie Speedway tickets and camping, call (705) 487-0279 or visit online at www.barriespeedway.com

-credit: mm

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Series NASCAR Canada
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