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Avenue NMT Dodge gets tuned for Mopar 250 at Delaware Wyoming, ON -- May 19 2005: Whitlock Motorsports continues to benefit from their in-house Mustang chassis dyno to set-up their fleet of CASCAR Dodges for both Dave Whitlock and Mark ...

Avenue NMT Dodge gets tuned for Mopar 250 at Delaware

Wyoming, ON -- May 19 2005: Whitlock Motorsports continues to benefit from their in-house Mustang chassis dyno to set-up their fleet of CASCAR Dodges for both Dave Whitlock and Mark Dilley.

"This Series is so competitive, we need every advantage possible" says 3-time Champion Dave Whitlock shown here Wednesday focusing on the latest results in preparation for this weekend's season opener at Delaware Speedway.

"Since we can make full-power runs here in the shop that simulate conditions at the track, we can compare new tuning changes to our notes from other combinations. We can also anticipate any potential problems with engine, clutch, transmission or wheels that we wouldn't normally find until we get on the track. Both of those things eliminate surprises and allow us to focus on the fine tuning for the weather and the track when we get there."

"Our season only has twelve race dates, and every lap is important in the final standings. To win races and Championships, you must utilize every opportunity to be better than the next guy, and this dyno has proven invaluable for our teams"

Whitlock's #39 Avenue / NMT Dodge takes to the track at Delaware Speedway this Saturday afternoon for initial practice at noon followed by qualifying at 3 pm. The 12th annual Mopar 250 kicks of the 2005 CASCAR season on Sunday. Gates open at 11 am with the famous on-track 1-hour autograph session at 11:15. The green flag waves at 2 pm.

Now entering his third season running Dodges, Whitlock has already won 21% of the events including his first outing in the 2003 version of the Mopar 250. Last year Whitlock started on the front row, led many laps, and finished fifth after his charge back to the front was hampered by a long late-race caution period. A repeat in Victory Lane this year would well start his march to the 2005 Championship.

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Dave Whitlock , Mark Dilley