JR Norris Ready For a Championship Campaign Final SES Season Is One For the History Books HUNTERSVILLE, NC (May 18, 2006) -- The best way to end anything is to go out not with a whimper, but with a bang. That is exactly what JR Norris has...
JR Norris Ready For a Championship Campaign
Final SES Season Is One For the History Books
HUNTERSVILLE, NC (May 18, 2006) -- The best way to end anything is to go out not with a whimper, but with a bang. That is exactly what JR Norris has planned this season as he prepares for his last season in the NASCAR Southeast Series.
Norris got it started off on a pretty good note as well, dominating the first race of the season at Greenville-Pickens Speedway on April 29th. He started from the fifth position and was in the lead for most of the race. His car was out front for 143 of 150 laps. When planning on winning a championship, a win is definitely the way to get it started and a dominating win makes things even better.
"It would be a pretty big deal to be the champion of the NASCAR Southeast series," said Norris. "Especially since this is the last year of the series. It would help if there were some more races, but I think we are going to try to run some other races in some different racing series.
"It's kind of disappointing that the Southeast and other regional [NASCAR Elite] series are ending. I like running with these guys and I like running these cars so it's just really disappointing, but I guess there is nothing that we can do about it."
While the season is shortened, for the time being the races just keep on coming. Next up for JR is South Boston Speedway on May 27th.
"I am really looking forward to going back to South Boston Speedway. I think we will have a really good car. We went there last year. It was my first time ever going and we ran third. I felt like we had a good car then as well. If we had a little bit more experience, we probably could have done a little better, but I was pretty happy for third place first time going there.
"We were able to go and test and the test went really well, so hopefully everything will kind of carry over during the race and we can keep improving from the test."
Norris hopes that experience will be the key to him leaving his last South Boston Southeast Series start with the win.
"I feel like we have a good shot at winning. Dusty Williams was good there last year, but I think he had been there a couple of times before and had a little bit more experience there than I did, so I think he will be good. Hogan will be good and everybody is going to be tough and it will be pretty much everyone's second year there, but we will see what we can pull out.
"There are only four races on the schedule, so there are only three left in the Southeast Series. We've already started running the season, and if I wasn't planning on running them all, and running for the championship, I wouldn't have even run the first one. I always finish what I start."