ALLGAIER SHIFTS GEARS INTO POCONO Pocono, PA (June 6, 2006) - Justin Allgaier shifts gears on his way to the Pocono Speedway for the running of the seventh ARCA RE/MAX Series event Saturday, June 9, 2006. Allgaier will take his first laps of ...
ALLGAIER SHIFTS GEARS INTO POCONO
Pocono, PA (June 6, 2006) - Justin Allgaier shifts gears on his way to the Pocono Speedway for the running of the seventh ARCA RE/MAX Series event Saturday, June 9, 2006. Allgaier will take his first laps of his career on the largest super-speedway the series has competed on to date, the 2.5-mile triangular racetrack located in Pocono, Pennsylvania.JPocono's unusual shape can wreak havoc on drivers by the amount of gear shifts it takes to get around the track Allgaier is taking no chances and practicing his shifting.
"I'm going to get a manual transmission rental car tomorrow," Allgaier said. "I really want to keep up on the shifting that I will be doing in Pocono. I estimate at least 320 shifts during the 80 lap event. Each turn you will have to downshift and then shift into a higher gear so the more practice I have the better."
Allgaier's team is on a tight budget and builds their own race cars using parts that are rebuilt or used to save money. This hasn't shown in the team's performance on the track though. After missing the first two events Allgaier's consistent runs in the past four races of the season has rocketed his standings in both the Championship Points battle and the Rookie of the Year Title. Allgaier, 19 holds the second best finishing average of the top-ten drivers in the ARCA RE/MAX Series points with an average of 7.75 just under fellow rookie competitor and teenager Ryan Foster's average finish of 7.6.
"I can't thank this crew I have that work on these cars," Allgaier said. "They give it all they have and it shows. I'm looking forward to getting on track at Pocono and taking a stab at it -- I've heard its one heck of a difficult track but I'm looking forward to the challenge. We'll probably be down on horsepower but we've been down that road all year long and have managed to have some great finishes. We just hope the momentum continues into Pocono."
The Pocono 200 is set to take the green flag at 1:00pm ET on Saturday,une 10 and will be televised live on Speed. For more information onustin Allgaier and ARCA visit www.AllgaierMotorsports.com and www.ArcaRacing.com.