Leonard Ninth In First Kentucky Practice Sparta, Kentucky - - ARCA RE/MAX Series Rookie Johnny Leonard conquered the ninth fastest time in Friday's mid-morning practice session from Kentucky Speedway. Leonard, the 2005 ARCA RE/MAX ...
Leonard Ninth In First Kentucky Practice
Sparta, Kentucky - - ARCA RE/MAX Series Rookie Johnny Leonard conquered the ninth fastest time in Friday's mid-morning practice session from Kentucky Speedway. Leonard, the 2005 ARCA RE/MAX Series Rookie-of-the-Year candidate maneuvered his No. 13 Boca Bay Builders Chevrolet Monte Carlo around the 1.5-mile speedway 32.634 seconds equaling a fast time of 165.472 MPH.
The Cape Coral, Florida native is scheduled to make his third start from the famed Sparta, Kentucky based track Friday evening for the 12th event on the 2005 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule.
"The car is working great. I'm very happy with the performance of the car. This is the same car that we ran at Kansas last week and the tracks are very similar. We're not going to make any major adjustments for the second practice session, but we are looking forward to having a very successful night."
Leonard continued, "Once again, my Boca Bay Racing team has given me a great car with good horsepower from pme engines (Pro Motor Engineering) which has enabled us to show our true potential."
The vehicle the team is utilizing for tonight's event is a Monte Carlo purchased from Braun Racing in association with Dale Earnhardt, Inc. The team has ran the car in two events thus far this season at Michigan International Speedway in June and last weekend's event from Kansas Speedway. It appeared that the BBR team was heading towards their first top-five finish together last Saturday, but ran out of fuel with a few laps remaining finishing 16th.
The Blue Grass Quality Meats 200 Grand is the twelfth of 23 events on the 2005 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. Two rounds of practice are scheduled for the afternoon of July 8th. Qualifying is also on tap for Friday afternoon with the race set to take the green later that night. The Speed channel will broadcast the event live from Johnny's on board camera beginning at 8:00pm EST on the SPEED channel.