Wallace and Harr wind their way to Watkins Glen for road course race

Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson

GAFFNEY, S.C. (August 7, 2012) – Mike Wallace and his JD Motorsports w/Gary Keller teammate, Darryl Harr, will be winding their way through the twists and turns of Watkins Glen International for this weekend’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race.

The track located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State tests drivers, teams, transmission and brake specialists alike with its 11-turn layout. Aside from the left AND right turns, there’s also uphill and downhill racing in The Glen’s road course.

For Wallace, he’s made those turns, ascents and descents a few times already during his career. He’ll be wheeling the No. 01 Chevrolet this weekend while Harr will be making his first Watkins Glen start.

The driver of the No. 4 iWork.com Chevrolet, Harr, might have a cheering section on hand, too. Being a Canadian, he hopes to hear from his Maple Leaf brethren during introductions as NYS borders parts of Canada.

Mike Wallace Quotes: “The one thing I like about Watkins Glen is how we go from one elevation at Turn 1, up the hill through Ess Turns and into the Bus Stop, before heading downward through the Carousel Turn and the short chute on the back, before two more turns, then downhill as we go by pit road into Turn 1 again.

“It’s a fun course to drive, it’s in a beautiful area and the fans love it because it’s the only time we visit New York to race. I know a lot of us take some time to go see the sites around Seneca Lake and such.

“We’ve had some great runs in the road course cars with JD Motorsports and I’d like to do that again at The Glen. I know Newt (Moore, crew chief) and the team have put in some extra effort into getting out cars ready for this race.

“Now, we just need to go out there and show what hard work can do and get a good finish for all of us on the team.”

Source: JD Motorsports

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