Salem II: Brett Hudson preview

Brett Hudson Excited About Salem Return SALEM, Indiana (September 13, 2007) - - Fresh off a impressive eighth place finish last Saturday afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway, Kentucky's Brett Hudson is back and ready for more. Returning to his ...

Brett Hudson Excited About Salem Return

SALEM, Indiana (September 13, 2007) - - Fresh off a impressive eighth place finish last Saturday afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway, Kentucky's Brett Hudson is back and ready for more.

Returning to his normal grass roots of short track racing, Hudson will strap in behind his No. 39 Chevrolet Monte Carlo and look to better his career best fourth place Salem run netted this past April.

With two speedway events passing and conquering top-10 finishes at Kentucky Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway respectively, Hudson hates to relinquish his speedway success but welcomes the returning challenges of short track racing.

"I've enjoyed Kentucky and Chicagoland a lot, but I can't wait for Salem Speedway this weekend," said Brett Hudson, driver of the No. 39 Hudson Machine Chevrolet. "The spring race at Salem did a lot for my ARCA RE/MAX Series career and I think we have the capabilities of doing it again Saturday night."

With Saturday's Eddie Gilstrap Motors ARCA Fall Classic by Advance Auto Parts scheduled to be the last race of the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series season for Hudson and his team, the avid late model competitor hopes they can exit on a high note.

"We've had a great year," continued Hudson. "Three races and three top-10 finishes is nothing to complain about. We've been able to switch from Chevrolet to Dodge and be competitive. There's no doubt when we go back to Chevrolet this week, we'll pick up right where we left off."

When asked the big question about scoring his first career victory Saturday night, Hudson paused then answered.

"I think I would be speechless," he replied. "You have no idea what a win would mean to this team. We're coming locked and loaded this weekend with our eyes on taking the win. I think we have a good shot at it. We just have to survive the Salem attrition and be there in the end like we did in April."

For the second straight week, the team will carry a different number since sporting their familiar No. 43 at Kentucky in July. Teaming up with Roulo Brothers Racing, BHM will carry that team's recognizable No. 39.

"We're happy to help out Gary and the Roulo Brothers race team this weekend at Salem. They will be on-hand, if we need any assistance and we look forward to helping them move up the owner standings."

Habitat for Humanity, Double H Hydraulics and Hudson Machine will all sponsor Hudson's automobile in Saturday night's dog fight.

"We have a great group of sponsors this weekend," sounded Hudson. "Habitat for Humanity returns with us since Kentucky and picking up the new association with Double H Hydraulics and the long-standing support from Hudson Machine allows us to go out and do what we love and I appreciate that. Hopefully we can garnish our second top-five of the season Saturday."

In addition to trying to secure more funding, the team is also stretching forward and looking ahead to the 2008 season.

"We've been working hard on our sponsorship program. We have a lot to offer, I mean a lot. This team has shown that we can run competitively on a speedway and a short track. I feel the strides we made on the track will help us off with our sponsorship search. Our goal is to run more frequently next season, so hopefully we can give a good sponsor a good home."

-credit: ck

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