New Outlook for Justin South Heading to Iowa (10/11/06 - Mooresville, NC) - Hueytown, Alabama's Justin South is heading to the Iowa Speedway this weekend for the ARCA RE/MAX Series Prairie Meadows 250 with a new outlook and a new team. South,...
New Outlook for Justin South Heading to Iowa
(10/11/06 - Mooresville, NC) - Hueytown, Alabama's Justin South is heading to the Iowa Speedway this weekend for the ARCA RE/MAX Series Prairie Meadows 250 with a new outlook and a new team.
South, burst onto the scene at the age of 16, made his first ARCA RE/MAX Series start at Salem Speedway in September of 2004 and finished 2nd.
Today at 18, Justin competed last weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway and earned the 14th place finishing position.
Following the Talladega event and heading to the Iowa Speedway, South has parted ways with 3-D Motorsports and long time crew chief Doug Reid and joins forces with veteran owner and crew chief Bob Schacht and the Bob Schacht Motorsports Team for the Prairie Meadows 250 at the Iowa Speedway.
"I'm very excited about racing with a new team that has so much experience in this kind of racing," said South, "I really feel that the move to Bob Schacht Motorsports is going to be a big step closer to furthering my goal to compete in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series." Justin added, "I've been in Mooresville at the shop since Monday just getting to know Bob (Schacht) and the team and we seem to have hit it off really well, I'm looking for good things this weekend in Iowa."
Veteran crew chief, owner and driver Bob Schacht has over 35 years of experience behind him with 19 ARCA RE/MAX Series victories and 16 Pork Pole Awards to his credit and has successfully conquered every type of track that has been thrown his way. Although the new Iowa Speedway is a brand new venue for the ARCA RE/MAX Series, it's not a new scenario for Schacht he and the Bob Schacht Motorsports team took the ARCA RE/MAX Series inaugural win at Memphis Motorsports Park a few years ago, after never seeing the track or any test laps. Look for this crafty and knowledgeable crew chief to have Iowa figured out.
"I'm excited about this kid," said Schacht, "I've been taking notice of him since he finished 2nd in his first race, I mean you gotta respect that, Salem's not an easy place to race. He did a good job last week at Talladega and we're looking forward to the Iowa race, I think Justin (South) will do us a good job."
Justin is hoping to get things together and make the move to Mooresville, NC in the near future, and with a successful run in Iowa he hopes to be able to maybe make a run at the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series championship.
Justin South and the Bob Schacht Motorsports Team will have their #24 Ford at the new Iowa Speedway on Saturday, October 14 for a 2-hour practice session from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Pork Pole Qualifying is scheduled for 4:00 PM. The Prairie Meadows 250 is set to take the green at 1:30 PM on Sunday, October 15, with live television coverage on the SPEED channel.