Frank Kimmel Ready for Twists and Turns at New Jersey Motorsports Park MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 12, 2010) - There is one type of racetrack that the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards competes on where Frank Kimmel has never gone...
Frank Kimmel Ready for Twists and Turns at New Jersey Motorsports Park
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 12, 2010) - There is one type of racetrack that the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards competes on where Frank Kimmel has never gone to victory lane - a road course. Kimmel looks to end that by bringing his Ansell/Menards Ford Fusion to victory lane Sunday afternoon on the 2.3-mile road course at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP).
While Kimmel does not consider himself an avid road course racer, he is no slouch when it comes to making right and left hand turns. In Kimmel's eight previous road course starts he has earned seven top-10 finishes. He also has top-10 finishes in both of his starts at NJMP (9th- 2008, 10th-2009).
Kimmel's road course consistency proves that his Ansell/Menards team knows how to prepare for the challenge a road course presents.
"We take a different approach to road course races," explained nine-time ARCA champion, Frank Kimmel. "Road course racing is very difficult on equipment and something that we as ARCA competitors just don't do a lot of. We work really hard to make sure that our cars are very durable so we don't break anything. The people at G-Force South do our transmissions and gears, and we have had nothing but great luck out of those, so we feel like we have that covered. We have a fresh Roush/Yates motor going in the car this weekend. It's just going to be a matter of me getting my head on straight to drive the road course. The problem with me on a road course is that I need laps on the race track. We will run quite a few practice laps and get the car as comfortable as I can. We will get the very best finish we can; hopefully that lands us in victory lane."
Kimmel will look to earn that first road course win in the Garden State ARCA 150 presented by American Red Cross on Sunday, August 14th.
In anticipation of his 10th Championship, Frank Kimmel gives a look at his "Top 10" before each ARCA Racing Series event. While all the recent NASCAR news has been about schedule realignments and what tracks are getting races, Kimmel takes a look at the top-10 tracks that do not currently have an ARCA Racing Series event that he would like to see the series compete at.
10. Winchester Speedway
9. Eldora Speedway
8. Indianapolis Motor Speedway
7. Kentucky Speedway
6. Flat Rock Speedway
5. Nashville Fairgrounds
4. Nashville Superspeedway
3. Atlanta Motor Speedway
2. Charlotte Motor Speedway
1. O'Reilly Raceway Park
This Week's Ford: Crew Chief, Bill Kimmel Jr., has chosen to run chassis No. 306, "Angelina" at NJMP. This chassis is strictly a road course car.
Autographs: Fans attending the New Jersey Motorsports Park race will have the chance to meet Kimmel before the start of the Garden State ARCA 150. Fans will have a half hour to attend the ARCA Racing Series Driver Autograph Session on Sunday, August 14 at 11:45 a.m. EST.
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