Gene Price Motorsports and Driver Greg Pursley Looking to Shine at Marquee Iowa Event Pursley Leading Point Standings, Focused on Winning Pole and Race at Iowa PARKER, AZ (May 18, 2010) When Gene Price moved from California to Arizona he had a...
Gene Price Motorsports and Driver Greg Pursley Looking to Shine at Marquee Iowa Event
Pursley Leading Point Standings, Focused on Winning Pole and Race at Iowa
PARKER, AZ (May 18, 2010) When Gene Price moved from California to Arizona he had a plan. He planned to retire and enjoy life on the river. Well, he certainly enjoys life on the river but as far as retirement goes, he has yet to slow down. Over the past year he has built a complete racing operation including a parts and chassis business, a championship caliber NASCAR K&N Pro Series team, and a first class racecar rental program.
For Greg Pursley, the opportunity to partner with and drive for Gene Price was the opportunity of a life time and this weekend the team travels to Iowa Speedway for the fourth annual Goodyear Dealers of Iowa 200 East/West Challenge for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.
Last time Pursley and the GPM crew were in Iowa, they sat on the pole and finished seventh. This time out the team seeks a sweep in what is perhaps the biggest race of the season. "Iowa is a great track but you cannot have any mistakes or issues especially in this event," Pursley said. "Flat tires last year hurt both runs even though we were fast. This is a big race and one that we really want to win."
The team is coming off an impressive third place performance at Phoenix last month where they took over the point lead and look to keep the momentum rolling in Iowa. "Phoenix kept us in the points and we look to establish ourselves as the front runners this weekend," Pursley offered. "The team has been working non-stop and we have a really car for the race. Jerry Pitts (crew chief) and the rest of the guys are excited for the event."
In two races last season at Iowa, Pursley completed 320 of 325 laps contested finishing 25 (in this event) and 7th at the fall race. He earned his second career series Coors Light Pole Award at Iowa last September. Pursley will also participate in a special fan/media event this Friday night at the Bass Pro Shops in Altoona, Iowa where he will be teamed up with a driver from the East series, a fan, and a member of the media and compete in a special bowling tournament. The event is open to the public and starts at 6:30 pm CT.