USAR: Mansfield: Joey Coulter preview

Joey Coulter's Eager to Get to Mansfield Huntersville, N.C. -- Joey Coulter is eager to get back behind the wheel of the Tempest Cycles/Darrell Gwynn Foundation Ford No. 02s on June 14 at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park in the Greased...

Joey Coulter's Eager to Get to Mansfield

Huntersville, N.C. -- Joey Coulter is eager to get back behind the wheel of the Tempest Cycles/Darrell Gwynn Foundation Ford No. 02s on June 14 at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park in the Greased Lightning 250 USAR Hooters Pro Cup race.

"We ran well there in the Championship race last year," Coulter said. "I like that style of track; it's got two or three different grooves you can work with."

The Miami Springs, Fla., racer recently turned 18. But he was still 17 when the series supported the Indy Racing League at Milwaukee, so he wasn't able to race due to their contractual arrangements. The team put Matt Carter behind the wheel, and Carter backed up Coulter's front-row performance at Concord, N.C., when he sat on the pole with a new track record and led laps before his strong run was hindered by a mechanical problem.

"The car was a rocket ship," Coulter said. "Everybody on the Coulter Motorsports team's working as hard as they possibly can, and they're all doing a great job."

Though he wasn't driving, Coulter was an active member of the team working as Carter's spotter.

"At first I was bummed because I couldn't drive," Coulter said, "but it was good to see the car run well. It was all for the team. And listening to Matt, the information he was giving Todd (Myers, crew chief) was the same as I would have given him, so it reassured me that I'm catching on.

"Spotting was fun, but I'm definitely going to try to keep my primary job, driving."

-credit: www.JoeyCoulter.com

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Series Stock car
Drivers Darrell Gwynn , Joey Coulter