Dexter Bean, BlackJack Racing Excels In Nashville Testing Lebanon, Tennessee (March 31, 2006) - - Testing in Nashville, adds enthusiasm and confidence for Dexter Bean who is more than ready to get behind the wheel of his No. 6 ...
Dexter Bean, BlackJack Racing Excels In Nashville Testing
Lebanon, Tennessee (March 31, 2006) - - Testing in Nashville, adds enthusiasm and confidence for Dexter Bean who is more than ready to get behind the wheel of his No. 6 Vote4Dexter.com-Five Star Telecom Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
The second event on the 2006 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule takes place on April 15th in Lebanon, Tennessee. Dexter and his team headed to Nashville earlier this week to get an idea of how they were going to run in the upcoming race.
Bean went to Nashville on Tuesday along with 54 other competitors with two Chevrolet Monte Carlos in the hauler planning to utilize the eight hour test session to their advantage. The intent? Simply, which car would allow Dexter the opportunity to score his first ARCA RE/MAX Series race in only his sixth series start. After testing both cars, Dexter felt stronger and more comfortable in the backup car on the 1.333-mile concrete oval.
The morning session started slower than anticipated. However, by the afternoon Dexter and the car were performing very well. "Our best laps took place in the afternoon," states Bean, who is currently one of 50 drivers in the Racin' for a Livin' reality television program.
By the end of day Dexter had a very strong setup. In fact, Dexter's time of 30.380 seconds at 157.604 MPH soared to ninth on the speed charts leaving the team confident and focused leaning towards the PFG Lester 150.
Dexter says he has a really good feeling about the upcoming race. "We have a strong car now and I'm confident we'll be real strong come race weekend, explained Dexter."
As for Nashville, the Westby Wisconsin native will make his track debut in two weeks. "The race track is great and they have a really nice facility in Nashville. I was able to get used to the track really quickly and I am really looking forward to racing again. It seems like it has been a long time since my last race."
The Nashville Superspeedway guitar trophy isn't the only winning item he is looking for. Dexter Bean has been given an opportunity of a lifetime. Dexter, has been selected from over 1600 applicants for a soon to be reality television show that awards the winner the chance to compete with the best-of-the-best in NASCAR.
Racin' for a Livin' is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to receive seven fully sponsored races in a NASCAR Busch Series car in the 2007 season. Created by veteran open-wheel racer Jerry VanDenHul, the series will kick-off using direct Internet voting to select the twelve participants. Voters can view the potential rookie drivers, learn about their background, and use Internet video to learn why they are chasing their dreams of NASCAR glory.
Voting officially began March 28th, 2006 at noon central time. Fans across the globe are able to log onto http://www.vote4dexter.com and with a click of the link and you can propel Dexter past his 49 other competitors to break into the top 12. Fans can vote as often as they would like until July 31st.
The PFG Lester 150 (150 miles/113 laps) is the second of 23 events on the 2006 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. Practice begins Friday, April 14th with a two-hour ten minute (12:00am-2:10pm EST) session planned. Pork pole qualifying is also on tap for Friday (5:30pm EST) with the race set to take the green flag Saturday, April 15th. The race will be televised live on the SPEED channel beginning at 1:30pm (EST).