Alan Pflueger Primm 300 preview

Pflueger Primed for Primm Pflueger's Record at Primm an Incredible Three Wins & Two Fourth-Place Finishes Murrieta, Calif. (August 28, 2006) - It will be a homecoming of sorts this weekend when Alan Pflueger and...

Pflueger Primed for Primm

Pflueger's Record at Primm an Incredible Three Wins & Two Fourth-Place Finishes

Murrieta, Calif. (August 28, 2006) - It will be a homecoming of sorts this weekend when Alan Pflueger and his Monster Energy Team roll into Nevada for the Primm 300. The driver of the No. 28 Monster Energy/Pflueger Racing Team Chevrolet Silverado considers Primm his home track, although it is more than 1,000 miles from his home in Honolulu, Hawaii. The reason is simple: in the five Primm events that he has competed in since 2001, Pflueger has recorded an incredible three wins and never finished lower than fourth. That's impressive for any racer, especially one like Pflueger who enters the race third in the Trophy Truck points standings, only 28 points behind leader B.J. Baldwin.

"Primm fits my style," Pflueger said. "It is a 300 mile, put-the-hammer-down sprint. You can't expect to win on this course if you back off in the slightest. It's real fast and real rough in spots, so you can expect some big crashes. We are looking for a win to set us up to capture our first Trophy Truck championship at the Baja 1000 in November."

The Tecate SCORE Primm 300, the fifth event of the six-race 2006 SCORE Desert Series, will be held Saturday, September 9, in Primm, Nevada, U.S.A. The 296-mile adventure will be run over a 74-mile looped course (Trophy Trucks will make four loops) with an eight-hour time limit to complete the race. Approximately 200 racers are scheduled to compete, including 26 in the elite Trophy Truck division.

"This is a tough race, but we know what it takes to win," Pflueger said. "We won this event in 2003 in a Protruck and we won overall and the Trophy Truck class in 2004. The course is a true Baja-type course. It is technical, rough and fast, but this team is pumped and ready to race."

Through three races, Pflueger currently sits in 3rd place in the points standings with185, only six points behind second-place Bob Shepard and 28 points behind leader B.J. Baldwin.

"Our plan of attack is to race as hard as we can from the green flag and make the other trucks eat our dust," Pflueger said. "There are only a handful of drivers that can run the pace at Primm for 300 miles. This is not Baja where you can settle in. You have to want it. I want it bad."

Pflueger is one of the rising stars of SCORE International Off-Road Racing. During his first year of racing in 2002, Pflueger won the Primm 300 and the famous Baja 1000 on the Protruck series, finishing second in points and earning Rookie of the Year honors. He followed up his first year in racing by winning the Protruck Championship in 2003 with wins at the San Felipe 250, the Baja 500 and the Primm 300.

Pflueger moved to the elite Trophy Class in 2004, winning the Baja 500 and the Primm 300, and finishing the 2004 season just shy of the championship. He finished 4th in the 2005 Primm 300 and was runner-up in last year's Baja 1000.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Pflueger, 39, is the President of the Pflueger Automotive Group. He resides in Honolulu with his wife, Eleni, and their two sons, Hunter and Max. Pflueger Racing is headquartered in Murrieta, Calif.

-credit: prt

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