Foster Ready for First Run at Berlin Bull-Ring: There have been a lot of new experiences in Ryan Foster's first season of competition in the ARCA RE/MAX Series including speedways, test sessions and top-five finishes. This weekend, Foster will...
Foster Ready for First Run at Berlin Bull-Ring: There have been a lot of new experiences in Ryan Foster's first season of competition in the ARCA RE/MAX Series including speedways, test sessions and top-five finishes. This weekend, Foster will make his first visit to the bull-ring short track of the Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan.
Foster has shown extensive short track skills when he earned a fifth place finish at the Toledo Speedway earlier this season. But Foster admits that short tracks are not necessarily his strong suit although he does enjoy the challenge. Foster has competed on three short tracks so far in the 2006 ARCA RE/MAX Series season earning great success at all including a ninth place finish at Salem Speedway, a sixth place finish at Winchester Speedway and most recently his fifth place finish at Toledo Speedway.
"We have had a lot of success at the short tracks this season," said Foster. "With all three finishes in the top-ten and each one being an improvement over the last, I think it would be great to leave Berlin by improving on the fifth place finish from Toledo earlier this season. We will be taking the same short track car that we raced at Salem and Winchester which is 'Blue'. It is a really good car on those tight little race tracks so I am excited about driving it again at Berlin."
Foster's team owner and teammate, Frank Kimmel, holds one of the most impressive driver records at the 7/16-mile Berlin Raceway with three wins and seven top-five finishes in seven starts at the raceway. Foster will certainly look to Kimmel's experience this weekend in gathering as much knowledge from his experienced mentor as possible.
"It is great to have Frank's knowledge and experience when it comes to these race tracks," said Foster. "It is amazing what he has accomplished at all of these short tracks and he knows so many little secrets in getting around here fast. We are still looking forward to the first time that we get to start first and second and then finish first and second, in no particular order of course."