Kawartha: Kerry Micks preview

Kerry Micks to drive a Dodge in NASCAR closer at Kawartha Speedway "I've never driven a Dodge. This is the first time." MOUNT ALBERT, ONTARIO (September 25, 2008) -- For the first time in his racing career, Kerry Micks will be...

Kerry Micks to drive a Dodge in NASCAR closer at Kawartha Speedway
"I've never driven a Dodge. This is the first time."

MOUNT ALBERT, ONTARIO (September 25, 2008) -- For the first time in his racing career, Kerry Micks will be driving a Dodge this weekend at Kawartha Speedway.

Thanks to the generosity of fellow racer Bryan Cathcart, Micks will be driving the Cathcart Dodge in the upcoming Dodge Dealers of Ontario Ram 250, the 13th and final race of the 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.

"Bryan is not renting me the car for the weekend," stated Micks earlier this week. "He has given me the car for the weekend, and I am eternally thankful to him for this."

In last week's NASCAR race in Nova Scotia, the engine in the Beyond Digital Imagine Ford Fusion was severely damaged, enough so that Micks and his crew could not get prepared properly for the Kawartha race.

So the team has been preparing the Cathcart Dodge this week, and will be making some test sessions at Peterborough Speedway before the trek to Kawartha.

Micks mentioned the Dodge will look just like his regular Ford. "This new car will look totally identical to my regular car," he said. "We've got it all wrapped just like the other one."

Underneath the Dodge body, the crew has been working to get the car, which is a former road circuit car, ready for the 3/8ths-mile pave oval.

"We've had to totally setup this car," he added. "We've had a lot of challenges, but I'm confident we'll be ready."

Micks noted although he has never been behind the wheel of a Dodge product when racing, he was looking forward to the experience.

"I've never driven a Dodge. This is the first time," he said. "But it will give us an opportunity to see what these Dodges are all about."

Micks wanted to thank his sponsors for their continued support for the 2008 season.

"It's been an up and down year for us. We've experienced some wins, and some heartache, and I want to thank our sponsors for believing in us.

"I want to especially thank Court Armstrong at Beyond Digital Imaging, Terry Coughlin at Canadian Detailing Services, and John Baglieri from Crane Lake Resort. They have been instrumental in our racing season, and we could not have done it without their support."

Micks presently sits fifth in the standings, highlighted this year with two third-place finishes, two second-place finishes, and a win at Mosport.

The 250-lap race is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 27.

For information about Kawartha Speedway, call (705) 939-6316 or visit online at www.kawarthaspeedway.com

-credit: Micks Motorsports

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Kerry Micks , Bryan Cathcart