Illinois: Tim George Jr preview

Tim George Jr. anxious to get racing again, looking forward to first dirt appearance After two weeks off, Tim George Jr. is ready to get back behind the wheel of his No. 2 Ruby Tuesday Toyota at Illinois State Fairgrounds for the Allen Crowe 100...

Tim George Jr. anxious to get racing again, looking forward to first dirt appearance

After two weeks off, Tim George Jr. is ready to get back behind the wheel of his No. 2 Ruby Tuesday Toyota at Illinois State Fairgrounds for the Allen Crowe 100 ARCA RE/MAX Series event. This weekend however, will be a challenge for the Eddie Sharp Racing rookie, as it marks the first time that the established road racer will race on a dirt track.

"This weekend will be my first time on dirt in any type of car. I have driven road course cars in the rain, and I am hoping that the experience will help," he said.

"I have a feeling Springfield will be a handful applying all that power, but I am looking forward to the car control practice. It is a one day show, so it will be important to learn quickly."

George Jr. spent his downtime over the last two weeks testing on a road course in New Jersey following the Pocono event, unofficially clocking in the third fastest time behind NASCAR regulars Michael McDowell and Chris Cook. Following the test, he returned to his native New York. There, he was the guest of honor for a launch party for Social Life magazine. This month, George Jr. is the magazine's cover model and has a six page spread for the lifestyle magazine.

With the hiatus in the ARCA schedule over, George Jr. is anxious for another new experience in a stock car. Before hitting the one-mile dirt track however, he will climb back behind the wheel to re-familiarize himself with his No. 2 Ruby Tuesday Toyota, participating in an open practice at Chicagoland Speedway in preparation for the upcoming race on August 28th.

He'll then head to Springfield for Sunday's one-day event on the clay-surfaced track. Practice for the Allen Crowe 100 at Springfield kicks off this Sunday at 9 AM, followed by qualifying at 11 and 100 miles of racing at 1.

-credit: esr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Michael McDowell , Chris Cook , Tim George Jr.