Brooklyn, Michigan (June 20, 2005) -Shige Hattori in the No. 9 AISIN/AISIN AW Germain Arnold Racing Toyota Tundra qualified 14th for the running of the Paramount Health Insurance 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Michigan International ...
Brooklyn, Michigan (June 20, 2005) -Shige Hattori in the No. 9 AISIN/AISIN AW Germain Arnold Racing Toyota Tundra qualified 14th for the running of the Paramount Health Insurance 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway Saturday. Hattori managed to have a consistent run in his first ever Craftsman Truck Series race at the two mile high banked race track finishing 27th.
"The beginning of the race the entry into the corner was tight but then loose," Shige Hattori explained. "During the pit stop the Germain/Arnold Racing team made some wedge and air pressure adjustments to the race truck that made it better. The last two sets of tires were really good. I didn't really try to advance too much I just wanted to get the experience and finish the race. It was important to the team for me to maintain consistent laps and use it as a learning experience. I learned a lot in the truck today."
Hattori is no stranger to the Michigan track where he competed there during his career in the Indy Lights Series. This however was his first stock car experience at the track.
"I drove here in the Indy Lights Series but it is completely different- the traffic is totally different," Hattori said. "It was four wide - fast racing on every lap today and it really helped me being out there. We did what we set out to do and I'm happy with that."
For more information on Shige Hattori visit www.GermainArnoldRacing.com. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series heads to the Milwaukee Mile for the running of the Toyota Tundra Milwaukee 200 under the lights Friday, June 24th at 9:15 p.m. EST.