Passmore Looking Forward to Berlin Short Track Following Career-Best ARCA Short Track Finish at South Boston: Short track weekends in the ARCA RE/MAX Series have not always been the one's that Christi Passmore looks forward to, but after ...
Passmore Looking Forward to Berlin Short Track Following Career-Best ARCA Short Track Finish at South Boston:
Short track weekends in the ARCA RE/MAX Series have not always been the one's that Christi Passmore looks forward to, but after a successful outing this past weekend for the No. 91 G.A.P. Roofing / Asphalt & Fuel Supply Ford at the South Boston Speedway, this weekend's event at Berlin Raceway seems a bit more exciting. Throughout her ARCA RE/MAX Series career, Passmore has excelled on the larger speedways of the series rather than the traditional short tracks. This past weekend Passmore earned her best career ARCA short track finish at the half-mile South Boston Speedway which followed a fifth place finish from the previous weekend on the two-mile Michigan International Speedway. This weekend Passmore will tackle another famed half-mile track, the Berlin Raceway in Michigan.
"Our team has a lot of momentum right now," said Passmore. "We earned a fifth place at Michigan and then followed that up with a seventh place at a short track. This is the type of momentum that we need especially with the schedule being stacked up right now. Berlin is not a race track that I have had a lot of luck on over the past two seasons, but we are taking the same car that we ran at South Boston so I feel like we will be in a good position to leave Berlin with a solid finish."
Passmore picked up three positions in the ARCA RE/MAX Series points race with her finish at South Boston, moving her from the 12th position into the ninth position. Passmore is currently 65 points away from the tie for seventh position. Following this weekend's short track event, the ARCA RE/MAX Series will head back to the intermediate race tracks running at the Kentucky Speedway on July 9 where Passmore earned a fifth place finish earlier this season. Then the series will move to a track new on the 2004 schedule, the Gateway International Raceway in St. Louis.
"I'm really pleased with the results that we had at the South Boston race," said Passmore. "But I will have to say that I will be looking forward to getting back on the speedways at Kentucky and Gateway. Now that we are getting higher in the points, I really want to keep the momentum of the strong finishes in order to keep moving up the charts."
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