Joey Scarallo Scores Second-Straight Top-Five Finish at Infineon SONOMA, Calif. (June 27, 2004) -- Joey Scarallo, driver of the No. 06 ROH Wheels/Group A Autotrend/Toyo Tires Chevrolet Corvette, recorded his second consecutive top-five finish...
Joey Scarallo Scores Second-Straight Top-Five Finish at Infineon
SONOMA, Calif. (June 27, 2004) -- Joey Scarallo, driver of the No. 06 ROH Wheels/Group A Autotrend/Toyo Tires Chevrolet Corvette, recorded his second consecutive top-five finish in today's Trans-Am 100 at Infineon Raceway. Completing all 51 laps, Scarallo finished fifth. He is now seventh in points, just behind Boris Said. He is eight points away from championship leader Tommy Kendall.
Lap 41 was an exciting lap for Scarallo when he passed Jorge Diaz, Jr. in turns one and two. "I was losing the pedal and I was babying the car when Ross Murray, driver of the No. 01 Dodge Viper, made a move to pass Diaz, which allowed me the chance to do the same," said Scarallo. "There was some serious side-by-side drag racing happening then.
"It was a tough race in many ways, I had to baby the brake pedal since the brakes were soft due to cracked rotors," said Scarallo. "I babied the car all the way home.
"After chasing the car's set up all weekend long, everything turned out pretty good. It was a good run for us," said Scarallo.
A long-time racer, Scarallo has been in the driver's seat since he was 11, racing karts in the Long Island Karting Association, where he won three championships in 1993. Scarallo also won championships in the International Karting Federation in 1996, and he recorded three top-ten finishes in the U.S. F2000 where he finished 14th in series points. He ran a limited schedule in 1997, scoring 11th- and 12th-place finishes in his three starts. Scarallo competed in the Toyota Atlantic Series in 2000.
The oldest of four siblings, Scarallo, 25, lives in Smithtown, N.Y. Scarallo manages Autotrend Tire and Wheel Company Inc., his family's wheel importing business in Lindenhurst, N.Y. He will compete in the Cleveland Grand Prix July 2 at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio.