George Brunnhoelzl III Looking For Some "Normal Luck" These Days Third-Generation Racer Has Run Well, But Had Not Had The Finishes To Show CONCORD, NC (April 14, 2005) -- A lot of racecar drivers look for some good luck every now and...
George Brunnhoelzl III Looking For Some "Normal Luck" These Days
Third-Generation Racer Has Run Well, But Had Not Had The Finishes To Show
CONCORD, NC (April 14, 2005) -- A lot of racecar drivers look for some good luck every now and then. George Brunnhoelzl III is looking for any type of luck, even if it is just what he calls "normal luck." That is because the third-generation racer has run well in the first three events of the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Southern Division Series, but the finishes don't reflect on his performance.
Take Greenville-Pickens Speedway for example, the most recent event completed on the Pro Cup Schedule. Brunnhoelzl was running in the top-five with less than 20 laps to go when something broke. That ended his night prematurely.
It also typifies the type of season Brunnhoelzl has had up to this point. It's something he hopes to change heading into this weekend's Southern Division race at Peach State Speedway.
"It seems like a lot of my racing career has been spent searching for good luck," said Brunnhoelzl, who sits 19th in the Pro Cup point standings after three races. "I'm still waiting for the good luck string to come. Heck, I'm looking for some normal luck; it doesn't even have to be good luck.
"It seems like we've had a monkey on our back for a while now. We just can't figure out how to shake it off. Everyone tells us that once we turn it around, it will start going good fast. We just have to get over that hump and I can't wait for it to turn around. When it does, we'll be pretty good."
Brunnhoelzl has a good chance of turning it around this weekend, as the Pro Cup cars head to the high-banked Peach State half-mile. Brunnhoelzl enjoys the banked tracks and is ready for the high speed.
"I like Peach State because it is a wide track and it has some good banking. You will see a second groove and maybe even a third groove come in there. That makes a racetrack so much more fun for a driver. I like banked tracks like Peach State, Southern National, Motor Mile and, of course, Bristol.
"Those type of tracks just seem to fit my style a little more. They offer up a little more consistent speed through the whole track, which is one of my stronger suits."
Brunnhoelzl took part in the Pro Cup Series open test session at Peach State this past Monday, but he used the test to help work the bugs out of his new car.
"Our test went pretty well. We took the new car out there, more or less just to shake it down. We found a couple of bugs and worked them out. We learned a couple of things on the new car that we might be able to put onto the other car since that is the one we are taking this weekend. The new car isn't quite ready yet.
"So more than anything, the test served a purpose to get me used to the track again and remind me of where all of my braking points are."
The Aaron's 250 at Peach State Speedway will take place Saturday, April 16th, at 7:00pm.