Salem II: Gabi DiCarlo race report

DiCarlo Fights for Finish at Salem Denver, NC (September 14, 2008) - Salem Speedway has always been one of Great Clips Team driver Gabi DiCarlo's favorite tracks on the ARCA RE/MAX series schedule. Gabi has always said that Salem is how...

DiCarlo Fights for Finish at Salem

Denver, NC (September 14, 2008) - Salem Speedway has always been one of Great Clips Team driver Gabi DiCarlo's favorite tracks on the ARCA RE/MAX series schedule. Gabi has always said that Salem is how racing is suppose to be, doing battle under the lights on a hot summer Saturday night.

This installment of the Eddie Gilstrap Motors 200 by Advance Auto Parts would be no different then she predicted, Gabi drove one of the best short track races of her ARCA RE/MAX career to finish 13th in the crash filled contest. DiCarlo ran as high as 5th during the race and if she hadn't been collected up in a late race spin by another contestant she surely would have had her best finish of the year.

"I really enjoy this track, the fans are great and this place is as fast as you will find for a short track," said Gabi. "We were in a battle all night but the crew worked hard and I feel like my confidence right now is as high as it's ever been"

Crew Chief Randy Nelson made some masterful calls on the Toyota Camry and the Great Clips Crew responded with fantastic pit stops that not only made repairs to the racer but also gained race positions. Doug Stringer owner of Stringer Motorsports said. "That was the best race that Gabi has driven since coming to race for me, she fought hard all race and gave up nothing we are all proud of her"

The Great Clips Team will now take some time to do some testing before they head to New Jersey Motorsports Park's brand new road course for the running of the Loud Energy Drink 150 on September 28th.

-credit: sm

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