Michigan: Justin Allgaier preview

Allgaier Looks for Luck on Friday the 13th Brooklyn, MI | 06-10-2008 - Justin Allgaier will head to the Michigan International Speedway this week with the ARCA RE/MAX Series for the running of the Racing for Wildlife 200 Friday, June 13, after...

Allgaier Looks for Luck on Friday the 13th

Brooklyn, MI | 06-10-2008 - Justin Allgaier will head to the Michigan International Speedway this week with the ARCA RE/MAX Series for the running of the Racing for Wildlife 200 Friday, June 13, after posting his fifth top-five finish at Pocono last week. Allgaier hopes to carry the momentum of the good run in Pocono with him to the track that he hasn't had the best of luck at in Brooklyn, Michigan.

Allgaier has three previous starts at the 2-mile speedway and while running in the top-five positions in each of the events disaster has ensued. A mechanical issue with the engine hampered his day in his first two starts and in 2007 a single incidence on the race track with another competitor was the origin of future problems later in the race that ended his day with at 31st place finish.

Allgaier heads to the 2008 event at MIS with a vengeance, even bringing a new Monte Carlo to the track."Michigan hasn't been very kind to me and I'm beginning to not really care for the track," Allgaier said. "But I am back this year with something to prove. We are bringing a new car with us this week and I'm pretty comfortable with doing that. We had a strong run in Pocono and hope the engine we have this week will be able to keep us upfront. I have to thank Willy's Carburetors in Mount Carmel, IL who really helped us out a bunch before the Pocono / Michigan weeks. It really showed last week in our performance at Pocono and I hope to carry that momentum of running well into Michigan."

"Our speedway program has picked up a lot and Michigan is a fast track," Allgaier continued. "It's hard on the cars to run that fast, laboring the engine and it has a big strain on the tires going 200 mph into the corner not 180 mph like normal. The ARCA cars don't have enough time on the track to get the rubber up to the top of the track to open up the groove whereas the cup cars can go four-five wide through the corners. The track is wide and forgiving if the rubber is out there but for the ARCA cars, it creates more debris. When you get up into it, your tires get gummed up and you start to lose time and positions. Michigan is a track that position in the field is important and we plan on keeping the Monte Carlo up at the front and hopefully change our luck at the track."

The Racing for Wildlife 200 (100 laps, 200 miles) ARCA RE/MAX Series race is slated to begin at 5:15pm ET Friday, June 13, 2008 with live televised broadcast on SPEED beginning at 5:00pm ET. Live timing & scoring of practice, qualifying and race updates will be available on www.ARCARacing.com.

-credit: www.JustinAllgaier.com.

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