CLEMENTS ANXIOUSLY AWAITS RETURN TO KENTUCKY SPARTANBURG, SC (May 10, 2006) -- Twenty-one year old Jeremy Clements is no stranger to speedway success in the highly competitive ARCA RE/MAX Series with 4 top-10 and 2 2nd place finishes in only ...
CLEMENTS ANXIOUSLY AWAITS RETURN TO KENTUCKY
SPARTANBURG, SC (May 10, 2006) -- Twenty-one year old Jeremy Clements is no stranger to speedway success in the highly competitive ARCA RE/MAX Series with 4 top-10 and 2 2nd place finishes in only 12 starts but he is anxiously awaiting his return to Kentucky Speedway for this weekend's "Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati 150".
The tenacious young driver of the #3 Georgia Boot/Harrison's Workwear/One Stop Convenience Stores/House of Power Chevy Monte Carlo has only made one prior appearance at the 1.5-mile track when he started 4th at the same event in 2004 and was running 2nd when battery problems ended his strong run.
The South Carolina-based family team was looking forward to returning to Kentucky after that debut but were sidelined until Jeremy was fully healed from a hand injury he sustained while racing in July 2004. Testing went well two weeks ago with consistent top-5 and top-10 race runs and this weekend's 100-lap race represents coming full circle in Jeremy's recovery. The triumphant return to this event is more about the journey the entire #3 team has taken since their last appearance and the commitment and dedication to a successful return to the series.
"I'm really glad we're returning to Kentucky -- that was the last ARCA fix I had for quite a while because I got hurt just weeks after that race," stated Clements. "It was the one fresh in my mind that I kept replaying over and over and that helped keep that fire in me to fight through the pain, surgeries and therapy to not just get back to racing, but be even better. It's an awesome track to drive and we have had solid runs there but luck always seems to run out. I know the ARCA RE/MAX Series field will be tight but hopefully we can qualify our Georgia Boot/Harrison's Workwear ride for the show and be around at the end to give it all we got for a win."