Clay Greenfield Expanding ARCA Horizons Selects Nashville For ARCA Speedway Debut Lebanon, Tennessee - - For Tennessee native Clay Greenfield, the PFG Lester 150 will probably be the biggest day in his young racing career, but before thinking ...
Clay Greenfield Expanding ARCA Horizons Selects Nashville For ARCA Speedway Debut
Lebanon, Tennessee - - For Tennessee native Clay Greenfield, the PFG Lester 150 will probably be the biggest day in his young racing career, but before thinking about possibly heading into victory lane, Greenfield will join his other ST2 Motorsports teammates for ARCA's open test at Nashville Superspeedway Tuesday.
Greenfield, a new addition to the ARCA circuit has linked with a Tennessee based ARCA team once again with hopes of turning a one-race deal into a multi-race deal. Last season at Salem Speedway, Greenfield climbed in to Wayne Peterson's Chevrolet Monte Carlo and steered to a career-best 12th place finish after starting 32nd.
This time around, Greenfield feels the equipment is one of the best on the track, and the results should be explosive.
"I really am just thankful that I have the opportunity to test and race Nashville," said Greenfield, a fourth generation driver. "ST2 Motorsports have proven last year with Chevy White they have equipment to contend with and I have a good feeling that working with Chevy and my other teammates, my superspeedway debut could be really big."
Greenfield, will join teammates Chevy White and Justin Diercks for the session. While Clay and Justin Diercks don't have any experience at the 1.333-mile superspeedway, White does. Last summer, White excelled to a strong top-ten finish. Still, the avid late model driver feels that his teammates will be beneficial.
"I plan to communicate as much as possible with my team at the test and the race," continued Greenfield. "In racing there's never such a thing as enough input. I am a rookie, there's no doubt about that. I'm not out here to put anyone in the wall, I'm out here to win, but also to earn the respect of my fellow competitors, I plan to stick to that."
"My main goal for the test is to dial in the car. I've never driven a Dodge, so I'm not sure how big the difference is from Chevrolet, but I want to get the car comfortable enough were we won't have to worry about making it in on speed for the race."
Another reason this is a huge milestone for Greenfield, he was able to attract some local sponsorship for the test and the second event of the season.
Beach Oil Company, and Legends Bank have agreed to adorn Greenfield Dodge Intrepid in the first race of the 2005 season at Nashville Superspeedway.
Beach Oil Company sells fuel and lubricant products to trucking companies all throughout Tennessee. The company also has 14 BP gas and food center convenience stores in the Clarksville, Tennessee area.
Legends Bank is rated one of middle Tennessee's finest financial institutions with multiple locations in the middle Tennessee area, Legends Bank offers only the very best to their residences.
"Sponsorship is so important to me," added Greenfield. "I am very fortunate and lucky to have Beach Oil Company and Legends Bank on board for Nashville. I know I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for them, and the best way I can make it up to them is to give them a good run on Saturday, March 26th.
The PFG Lester 150 is the second of 23 events on the 2005 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. Practice begins Friday, March 25th with an extensive morning session planned. Qualifying is also on tap for Friday afternoon with the race set to take the green flag Saturday March 26th, 2005. The Speed Channel will air the event live beginning at 12:30pm EST.