Busch-USAC star to carry Big M Motorfest logo st Nashville Superspeedway Memphis, TN -- April 7, 2004 -- United States Auto Club standout and NASCAR Busch Series Driver, Aaron Fike will carry the Big M Motorfest presented by Brim's Snack Foods...
Busch-USAC star to carry Big M Motorfest logo st Nashville Superspeedway
Memphis, TN -- April 7, 2004 -- United States Auto Club standout and NASCAR Busch Series Driver, Aaron Fike will carry the Big M Motorfest presented by Brim's Snack Foods logo this weekend during the Pepsi 300 at Nashville Superspeedway.
"I think it is an honor to carry any signs of where I came from," said Fike. "With all of the folks came from USAC that are doing well in NASCAR now, carrying the Big M Motorfest logo and representing one of USAC's races is just awesome. I ran my 3rd ever Silver CrownTM race at Memphis in 2000. Our team wants to promote the Big M Motorfest and do everything that we can for it."
The Big M Motorfest presented by Brim's Snack Foods joins primary sponsor Ollie's Bargain Outlet on the #43 Curb-Agajanian Motorsports entry. The #43 team won last season's fall race at Richmond with Johnny Sauter behind the wheel.
Aaron Fike believes that the United States Auto Club helped prepare him for his venture into NASCAR and the Busch Series.
"USAC racing is a good training ground," stated Fike. "You go wheel-to-wheel nightly with some of the best drivers in the country. The weight to horsepower ratio teaches you to drive the car. I think that is why a lot of good drivers are coming out of USAC."
Fike has been involved in USAC since the tender age of 17. In 2001, he became the youngest winner in the history of the USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series to win a feature, with victory at Richmond International Raceway. That same year he took home the title of USAC Silver Crown Series Rookie of the Year. Fike's schedule this year includes running select events with the NASCAR Busch Series and chasing USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series Title. The 2000 USAC National Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year also plans on running USAC's Valvoline National Sprint Car Series and National Midget Series.
"I am still learning everywhere I go," said the 21 year old. "I am looking forward to having a good year in the Busch Series and in USAC."
The Pepsi 300 is scheduled to be carried live on FX with coverage beginning at 2:30pm central time. The broadcast also marks the first time the Big M Motorfest television commercials will air locally in the Memphis area.
The Big M Motorfest presented by Brim's Snack Foods is a two-day festival benefiting Teen Challenge of Memphis. The event kicks off Friday night May 7th with the 410 Wingless Challenge featuring the USAC Valvoline National Sprint Car Series squaring off with Emmett Hahn's newly formed O'Reilly Sprint Bandit Series, plus the USAC Ford Focus Series. The event also features a Street Glo Competition.
Saturday May 8th features Southern Rides Magazine's AutoFest, an open car, truck and motorcycle show. The Memphis USAC 100 also highlights the day as the stars of the USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series take to the .75 mile paved oval. A stereo competition sanctioned by MECA will take place in the afternoon. A pinewood derby, vintage car show, manufacturer's midway, children's area, arts and crafts provide something for everyone.