S&H Motorsports, Tim Horton Children's Foundation Return to Homeland Territory BROOKLYN, Mi (August 15, 2006) - - As the ARCA RE/MAX Series returns to the "Motor City" for this Friday's Hantz Group 200 at Michigan International Speedway, S&H ...
S&H Motorsports, Tim Horton Children's Foundation Return to Homeland Territory
BROOKLYN, Mi (August 15, 2006) - - As the ARCA RE/MAX Series returns to the "Motor City" for this Friday's Hantz Group 200 at Michigan International Speedway, S&H Motorsports, one of the hometown favorites for the event approaches with realistic goals, a top-ten finish.
S&H Motorsports made their second start of the 2006 season in June at MIS. After starting 32nd, driver Howard Bixman marched his way through the stout field running as high as 11th before making a green flag pit stop nearing halfway. With a flawless pit stop performed by his S&H Motorsports crew, Bixman returned to competition with determination before an unexpected tire failure occurred sending him on pit road. The team changed tires and sent Bixman on his way.
While continuing to post respectable lap times, Bixman was unable to recover and finished 27th. This week, the S&H Motorsports Race Team is geared up and raring' to go, pumped up, excited and determined to make an impressive showing before a hometown crowd.
On August 3rd, Bixman participated in the ARCA open test session at Michigan International Speedway and the team impressed. During the eight-hour session, the No. 8 Tim Horton Children's Foundation Ford posted a competitive lap of 40.410 seconds at 178.174 mph good enough for fifth quickest on the sheets.
"We're very happy with the performance of our test," explained Bixman, a native of Holly, Michigan. "We spent the entire day trying different setups and playing with the handling and we found a setup we were very competitive with. I think we have something for the race and we're all expecting a great finish on Friday night."
For the fourth time this season, S&H Motorsports hood will adorn the Tim Horton Children's Foundation colors. The S&H Motorsports team has enjoyed carrying the Tim Horton Children's Foundation colors and we're proud to once again have them aboard this weekend.
The Tim Horton Children's Foundation isn't the only partner the team is excited about this weekend. S&H Motorsports is proud to announce New Millennium Homes, Inc is on board for the Hantz Group 200 and the remainder of the 2006 with an expansion to the entire 2007 season.
New Millennium Homes (www.michiganmodular.com) is the largest dealer of Modular and Manufactured homes in Lapeer County and will deliver anywhere in Michigan. Each home is designed and built with quality in a climate controlled environment to your specifications. New Millennium Homes offers a wide variety of home styles and plans to choose from and if you don't see a plan that meets your needs, they can help you to create one.
"It's awesome," said Bixman. "The S&H Motorsports team is very appreciative to have New Millennium Homes on board with us. The influence they bring to this team is something we welcome with open arms. The commitment they have with the team is great and we're looking forward to having them at the racetrack."
In addition to Tim Horton Children's Foundation and New Millennium Homes, Permanent Floor Coatings, Deka Batteries, Richardson Racing Products, Ford Racing, Penske Shocks, Lincoln Welders, Port City Racing, S&H Contracting, Disposal Express, NGK Spark Plugs, Stanley Industries and The Casite Company will all serve as associate marketing partners for the second event from Michigan International Speedway this season.
"Our marketing partners are important to us," Bixman said. "Without them we wouldn't be able to go racing. This is an important race for us. We're in front of the hometown fans and a majority of our marketing partners are based here in Michigan, so we want to look good for them. If we are able to back up our testing results, I have a feeling a career finish for S&H Motorsports is in the works."
The Hantz Group 200 (100 laps/200 miles) is the 15th of 23 events on the 2006 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. Practice begins Thursday, August 17th with a two hour (10:00am-12:00pm EST) session planned. Pork pole qualifying is on tap later that afternoon (3:00pm EST). The race is set to take the green flag Friday evening. SPEED will have live coverage of the event Friday, August 18th beginning at 5:00pm EST. In addition to SPEED, arcaracing.com will have all the latest news and results from the track.
For additional input on the Tim Horton Children's Foundation, please visit www.timhortonchildrensfoundation.com