February 4th, 2003 (Columbus, OH) - - Capital City Motorsports is going into the 2003 ARCA RE/MAX Series and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in hopes of proving one thing-- Winning! Greg Sarff, the owner of Capital City Motorsports will return...
February 4th, 2003 (Columbus, OH) - - Capital City Motorsports is going into the 2003 ARCA RE/MAX Series and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in hopes of proving one thing-- Winning!
Greg Sarff, the owner of Capital City Motorsports will return to the ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule in 2003, however the team will return to the circuit on a limited basis.
Sarff will be piloting the #38 Ford Taurus in six events this year. "This is not a step back, we are going racing this year to prove that we can win and race upfront," said Sarff.
"We've had some success in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, but we're looking to do more than that in 2003, we want to qualify upfront and stay upfront," Said the new NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series owner.
"I plan to be at every single ARCA RE/MAX Series events this year, while I won't be driving in all the events, we have rented out our Capital City Motorsports number to some of the best upcoming teams in the ARCA industry," stated Sarff.
Mel Walen will draft the No. 38 in Daytona, while John Sadinsky will fly the No. 38 logo in all the shortrack events, and Tom Erikson will compete in the No. 38 at both Pocono events, and the ARCA RE/MAX Dirt tracks events.
Greg Sarff will return to the wheel in the Automobile Racing Club of America at both Nashville Superspeedway events, along with Kentucky Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway and end his season at the fastest track on the circuit from Talladega Superspeedway.
"By running a limited schedule, it does not mean this is not a great team, this is a team full of volunteers, they all work hard, we don't want to race mid-pack anymore, we want to be up there with Frank Kimmel, Chase Montgomery, Shelby Howard, etc. and I feel that by taking this step we will be able to do so."
Along with competing in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, Capital City Motorsports will be taking their aim at the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
"I am very excited about joining the NASCAR ranks," smiled Sarff.
The Ohio based team will compete in seven NCTS races throughout the course of the year with plans to run for the championship in 2004.
Capital City Motorsports will hit Kentucky Speedway in the first weekend in March to test their new Ford F-150 in order to prepare for the upcoming season. "We're not hitting the first races in the season, we're taking our stab in the middle of the season and near the end," said Sarff who competed in 20 ARCA RE/MAX events in 2002.
Willie Green who drove the No. 38 Capital City Motorsports entry last year in Kentucky will pilot in the team's first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event on July 12th from Kentucky Speedway. Green will also climb behind the truck two weeks later at Michigan International Speedway in the team's second attempt.
Greg will attempt to make his first National Association For Stock Car Auto Racing CTS event at Nashville Superspeedway on August 8th.
While the team has yet to make a primary sponsorship announcement, Sarff stated the sponsor would be named June 1st, just prior to the team's first race.
Capital City Motorsports will also announce their driver and sponsor for the final four NCTS events from California Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, and Homestead Miami Speedway by June 1st.
Beannies Luxury Coach Sales, Coaches Corner, Cross County Inns, and Absolute Impressions will all be returning to the ARCA RE/MAX machine as associate sponsors, but will also become associate sponsors for the No. 38 Ford F-150. The team currently has two trucks ready to roll, with two more ready for competition by June 1st.
Mark Smith at Tri-Star Motors will power horsepower for both the ARCA RE/MAX Series car, and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series truck for the 2003 season.
Sarff also made the announcement that Jeff Buice will serve as crew chief for the No. 38 truck at Texas, Phoenix, and Homestead.
Greg Sarff who finished 17th in the final 2002 ARCA standings concluded "We're looking forward to a great season, this is going to be a learning experience year in the trucks, but we know what we have to do in ARCA, and you better believe it we are going to give 150% in both series."