Chicagoland: Brett Hudson preview

Brett Hudson Hopes Statement Continues In Chicagoland JOLIET, Illinois (September 6, 2007) - - For ARCA RE/MAX Series part-timer Brett Hudson he's hoping that Saturday's Chicagoland ARCA 200 will reel in the same outstanding performance he ...

Brett Hudson Hopes Statement Continues In Chicagoland

JOLIET, Illinois (September 6, 2007) - - For ARCA RE/MAX Series part-timer Brett Hudson he's hoping that Saturday's Chicagoland ARCA 200 will reel in the same outstanding performance he produced at Kentucky Speedway this July.

Having not competed in an ARCA event since collecting his second top-10 finish of the season, Hudson has been in deep thought about reproducing the finish in Saturday's event while hoping to attract the attention of a car owner or sponsor that would put him behind the wheel for a full season.

"I remember the Kentucky race like it was yesterday," Hudson recalled. "The day got off to a rocky start with our tire situation, but in the end, we shined. We're heading into Chicagoland with the same goals and mentality we did with Kentucky and hopefully we can walk away with our third top-10 finish of the season."

Kentucky Speedway also marked the first time that the Owensboro, Kentucky native made a speedway start and Hudson knows that this weekend won't be the last.

"I think we showed that we can get the job done no matter where we go," Hudson stated. "This Brett Hudson Motorsports team is all about looking professional and running up front. We only have two races under our belt this season, but we've excelled in both races, hopefully we'll be able to back our performances in Saturday's Chicagoland ARCA 200."

The 20th event on the ARCA RE/MAX Series circuit will be the first of back-to-back weekends for Hudson. In addition to Saturday's finale on the intermediate track, Hudson will return "home" to Salem Speedway for next Saturday's thriller.

"I'm looking forward to Chicagoland, but we have a shot at winning Salem," Hudson sounded. "It's one of my favorite races on the schedule and our stats are impeccable. Before we can think about Salem though, our focus is Chicagoland and running good on Saturday."

The BHM team is still seeking sponsorship for Saturday's race and the rookie is banking on a stout run with the hopes of bringing some funding to the table.

"It's no secret that racing is expensive, but there is so much return on investment, it would be hard for a sponsor to say no. We're working on a bunch of stuff. We couldn't line up anything in time for Saturday's race, but we're hoping to run strong enough which we might be able to stand out and attract some attention."

A crucial element that the team is hoping will help with the sponsorship search is the team's No. 0 Dodge Charger. The team has worked around the clock preparing the same automobile the team debuted their speedway program with at Kentucky and Hudson feels like he may have one of the best pieces in the garage.

"Realistically if you rewind back to the past Chicagoland races, the Dodges have been strong. Dawayne Bryan won in 2005 with a Dodge and Steven Wallace won in a Dodge last year so that's looking good for us. We didn't test at Chicagoland, but I'm not worried, we have a good piece, a good motor and a good team for Saturday's race, we just need to run like we did at Kentucky and the finish will fall into place."

-credit: bhm

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Series ARCA
Drivers Dawayne Bryan , Brett Hudson