Jay Fogleman's "Gaining on it" Tuesday, April 12, 2005 -- Durham, NC-Jay Fogleman feels that his race team is steadily improving; following two stout USAR Hooters Pro Cup runs in a row, the Durham, N.C., racer feels victory lane isn't too far ...
Jay Fogleman's "Gaining on it"
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 -- Durham, NC-Jay Fogleman feels that his race team is steadily improving; following two stout USAR Hooters Pro Cup runs in a row, the Durham, N.C., racer feels victory lane isn't too far off.
At Greenville Pickens Speedway on April 2, Fogleman drove his JFco Motorsports MAC Tools No. 4 Ford Taurus to a sixth-place finish after qualifying third.
Then on April 9, the Southern Division competitor took Mac Tools sponsorship, since Lucas Oil was already on Johnny Rumley's car, and entered the North Division's Greased Lightning 250 presented by Pepsi at South Boston Speedway. He qualified 14th and finished third.
"We're gaining on it, we really are," Fogleman said following his run at South Boston. "These tires have thrown me for a loop. There's something different in the construction, and we can't get the tight out in the center. We got it out tonight, but it took another adjustment and test; we're doing everything we can.
"The car really got good tonight the longer we ran," Fogleman continued. "We made an adjustment on it, and we adjusted the right way. I'd love to have had a caution there at the end and seen it go green-white-checkered, because we were flying. I'm really satisfied with the car, and I'm really satisfied with my guys."
And Fogleman hopes that satisfaction continues when he unloads the Lucas Oil Ford for the next Southern Division race at Peach State Speedway in Georgia.
"I'm getting anxious for a win," Fogleman said. "We're getting stuff close enough to where we can win. Peach State is another tricky driver's racetrack, and we've learned a couple of things here that I think we can take there. That was the purpose of this race tonight, because a test is not a race, and you really don't know what the car's going to do until you race. Now we have one more race under our belts than other drivers in the South, and we can take what we've learned and win with it."