WS: Roseville II: Martin McKeefery preview

McKeefery set for return to NASCAR Camping World Series West at Roseville Milpitas, Calif. -- 22 year-old Martin McKeefery will return to the NASCAR Camping World Series, driving the ...

McKeefery set for return to NASCAR Camping World Series West at Roseville

Milpitas, Calif. -- 22 year-old Martin McKeefery will return to the NASCAR Camping World Series, driving the #09 Chevrolet for Dick Midgley at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif. in the "Copart 150".

McKeefery made his series debut at the speedway last September, earning a finish of 11th place after running as high as fifth.

The former Supermodified and Legends champion came into last season's event with no stockcar experience. His primary engine broke in the pits, and the team missed the entire practice session replacing it.

Despite zero laps on the car, McKeefery qualified 20th, and quickly navigated through the field to fifth place. A spin on the final lap gave McKeefery an 11th place finish in his stockcar debut.

For the 2009 edition of this race, the expectations are much greater. McKeefery will be driving a new car with a one race old spec engine under the hood.

"There's quite a bit more pressure this time around with a podium quality car," McKeefery said. "Dick has been working really hard building a top notch racecar."

McKeefery has taken advantage of the downtime this season due to sponsorship woes to work for Trinity Racing, developing racing simulators based on the new simulation program iRacing.

"I started filling my life with other projects while we looked for sponsorship," McKeefery said. "I've been getting some seat time in the Late Model simulator and this race is definitely an investment towards our 2010 goals."

Trinity Racing Concept will have two high performance racing simulators on the midway for race fans and drivers to test drive. Jack Ulstad, owner of TRC is welcoming race drivers and fans to compete for quick time and bragging rights!

McKeefery will also be racing in support of the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army operates in 118 countries and provides services in 175 different languages. It is one of the world's largest providers of social aid, helping more than 32 million people in the US alone. Services include emergency disaster support, family services, rehabilitation and recovery.

-credit: mmr

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