On The Mend; Roger Carter II Prepares For Nashville Battle "Carter II Returns To The Drivers Seat" LEBANON, Tennessee (Tuesday, April 3, 2007) - - Roger Carter II is back. After a successful recovery from a personal injury sustained last ...
On The Mend; Roger Carter II Prepares For Nashville Battle
"Carter II Returns To The Drivers Seat"
LEBANON, Tennessee (Tuesday, April 3, 2007) - - Roger Carter II is back. After a successful recovery from a personal injury sustained last month, Carter II and his Carter-2-Motorsports (C2M) team return to action in the ARCA RE/MAX Series with Saturday's Nashville ARCA 150.
The teams heads to the 1.333-mile track hoping to improve on their solid debut in the ARS (ARCA RE/MAX Series) on March 24 at USA International Speedway when Nick Tucker substituting for Carter II rallied from his 21st starting position to claim 15th.
Now with some good luck on the team's side, the moral is high surrounding the crew and everyone says "Bring on Nashville."
"Activity and spirits have really increased since our run at Lakeland," explained Carter II, a native of Michigan. "We knew we had a team capable of running competitively, we just needed everything to gel and that's what Lakeland brought us."
He continued, "Now the team is excited and ready to tackle the Music City."
Despite not having an opportunity to test at the demanding concrete track, Carter II doesn't seem fazed. "We were able to prove that despite our hiccups at Lakeland, we were able to shine through the clouds. If we're handed the same situation this weekend, I'm confident in my crew that we'll be able to overcome any obstacles with ease."
"It's important for our No. 48 FreeFeds.org Dodge Charger to get as much practice time as possible on Friday. There's a really good field entered for this weekend so we have to be on top of our game. I know we're confident in our set up and James (Hylton) will be there with us so we're looking to this weekend."
Continuing to aid Carter II's effort will be FreeFeds.org A very unique and promising new sponsor to the racing community in 2007 has the team eyeing instant success and exposure.
FreeFeds.org's sole purpose is to gain public support for adding parole for non-violent, non repeat offenders to the federal prison system. They are of the belief that the federal justice system is in need of a total reform. The organization, however, is mainly interested in working toward adding a system of parole for non-violent offenders as part of that overall reform.
"We made some great strides in getting our sponsors' name out there at Lakeland," added Carter II. "Nick did a fantastic job making sure he told the fans and local media about the Free Feds Foundation, and we're going to continue to pledge this weekend."
In addition to FreeFeds.org, Explore America, The Idaho Observer, RVrentToGo.com, 100fold.net, and Accelerating Developments International (ADI) will join the team's effort in the 13th RE/MAX Series event held at Nashville Superspeedway (NSS).
"All of our sponsors were happy with our performance at Lakeland and everyone is itching for more. So are we. The past Nashville races have been a survival of attrition, but we want to do more than just survive, we want to shine."
Carter-2-Motorsports (www.carter2motorsports.com) whose ARCA RE/MAX Series operation is based in Statesville, North Carolina will run Dodge Chargers in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and NASCAR Nextel Cup Series (NNC) in 2007. The team will run the No. 48 handed over from the legendary James Hylton who retired from ARCA competition following the 2006 season finale at the new Iowa Speedway. The organization plans to run the No. 54 in the premier series of NASCAR, the NNC series later this year.
The Nashville ARCA 150 (113 laps/150 miles) is the third of 23 events on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. Practice begins Friday, April 6 with a two and a half hour (11:00am-1:30pm Central Standard Time) practice session planned. ARCA pole qualifying is slated for later in the day at 5:40pm Central Standard Time. The Nashville ARCA 150 will take the green flag Saturday, April 7 shortly after 12:00pm Central Standard Time. The event will not be televised. However, additional race coverage can be found online at arcaracing.com