CyberSpeed Racing to Debut Two-Car Chevy Monte Carlo Team In ARCA RE/MAX Food World 250 at Talladega MAIDEN, N.C., Oct. 4 - CyberSpeed Racing will debut two Chevrolet Monte Carlos tomorrow at Talladega SuperSpeedway in Talladega, Ala., for Tony...
CyberSpeed Racing to Debut Two-Car Chevy Monte Carlo Team In ARCA RE/MAX Food World 250 at Talladega
MAIDEN, N.C., Oct. 4 - CyberSpeed Racing will debut two Chevrolet Monte Carlos tomorrow at Talladega SuperSpeedway in Talladega, Ala., for Tony Ave and Skip Cummins to drive in Friday's Food World 250 ARCA RE/MAX Series race.
Ave, of Mooresville, N.C., is no stranger to stock car fans; he finished fourth in his first ARCA race ever and he finished third in this race three years ago. Cummins, of Houston, will be attempting to make his first ARCA start. The pair campaigned a Daytona Prototype in the Grand American Rolex Series earlier this year before switching their focus to a stock car program.
Their cars will be easy to find, as the Monte Carlos use the wildly popular yellow and blue "hot rod" livery from ESBG Design like the team's endurance sports car used. Ave will be in the No. 87; Cummins will drive the No. 97.
Pro-Motor of Mooresville, N.C., prepared the cars' engines. Other partners include Hoosier Tire, Competition Transmission and Gear, and R/E Suspension.
Both drivers participated in a recent test at Talladega.
"The test went really well and we're looking forward to the race," Ave said. "I nearly won this race in 2003, so I'm looking forward to coming back to seal the deal."
"The recent test of CyberSpeed Racing's new Chevrolet Monte Carlo superspeedway cars was my first opportunity to run a stock car at a superspeedway and to experience the super-smooth new pavement at Talladega," Cummins said. "Tony and the team built two excellent cars and Pro-Motor has supplied us with two strong motors. I'm looking forward to the debut of CyberSpeed's new two-car ARCA team at the Food World 250. Hopefully I'll make the race and Tony will run up front and challenge for the victory just as he did the last time he ran in an ARCA event at Talladega."
Three years ago Ave built a stock car in a garage behind a friend's house and entered this race. Although it was his first stock car race on a superspeedway, he qualified 12th behind several NASCAR NEXTEL Cup development teams, consistently ran in the top two, made a bid for the lead, and ended up third.
Ave is a very experienced racer, having success in everything from Indy Pro Series cars to Trans-Am cars, sports cars to Formula Atlantic cars, stock cars to sprint cars and midgets to snowmobiles. He is a native of Hurley, Wis.
In addition to the Daytona Prototype, Cummins has been racing Pro Formula Mazdas, Indy Lights, Trans-Am cars and Riley and Scott MKIIIAs in SCCA, HSR and SVR events since 2002 with consistent podium finishes at some of the most chall enging road courses in the United States. This is his first full year of professional racing. He is a native of Grove City, Pa.