Kim Crosby heads to Talladega with high hopes "rookie ready to battle in the draft" Talladega, AL (Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003) - - ARCA RE/MAX Series rookie driver Kim Crosby will make a new step in her career as the Crosby Motorsports team...
Kim Crosby heads to Talladega with high hopes "rookie ready to battle in the draft"
Talladega, AL (Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003) - - ARCA RE/MAX Series rookie driver Kim Crosby will make a new step in her career as the Crosby Motorsports team will attempt to qualify for this weekend's Food World 300 from Talladega Superspeedway.
Crosby, a native of Louisiana has participated in two ARCA RE/MAX Series events thus far in 2003 and has easily gained the respect of her fellow competitors, leaving Kim with high hopes that they work with her, as she will experience the "draft" first hand at the 2.666-mile Superspeedway.
"I am very much looking forward to this weekend," said Crosby. "We as a team believe that we are prepared to take on this new challenge, we have a lot of terrific people behind us, and we're just hoping to capitalize on it Saturday."
Kim, who serves as a Junior High School principal during the week, has two ARCA RE/MAX Series starts under her belt this season. In her first event from Kentucky, she started the event 25th as qualifying was rained out and finished a solid 21st in her ARCA debut.
In the team's second event from Nashville Superspeedway, Crosby in her familiar yellow Chevrolet Monte Carlo gained some attention after struggling in practice, but ripped off an impressive lap in time trials gaining her 27th on the starting grid, and through strength and determination with an ill-handling machine crossed the line 23rd.
For the entire Crosby Motorsports team, they know they would not be heading to the 21st event of the 2003 ARCA schedule without the backing and support of their sponsors.
"Our sponsors, mean the world to us," said the driver of the No. 06 Chevrolet. "We've been fortunate to work with terrific people who haven give us the opportunity to race."
Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc. has agreed to return as the primary sponsor of the car this weekend. In addition, Golden Flake Snack Food, Inc. will be the "Official Potato Chip" of Talladega Superspeedway.
The team has also gained two new associate sponsors for this weekend. Boudreaux's Butt Paste, and Dixieland Forest Corporation and Electrical Contracting will make their ARCA RE/MAX Series debut this weekend.
"I'm proud to have a company like Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc. back with us. This race was originally not on their schedule, but they decided to renew and I'm only hoping that we give them the finish there're looking for this weekend," she added.
As for our new associate sponsors "I'm very thankful for them, and hope they enjoy their first taste of the ARCA RE/MAX Series," said the former veteran of NHRA and IHRA drag racing.
Tom Clavette will return as the crew chief for Crosby. It will be his second race calling the shots for Kim, as he made his debut in August at Nashville. "I have all the faith in Tom, he made a huge difference at Nashville, and I'm looking forward to the same at Talladega."
The goals for this weekend?
"We just want to go to Talladega, be smooth, qualify for the race, race clean and have the best finish possible for the team, and we're just thrilled to have the opportunity to race there this weekend," she commented.
In addition to Talladega, the team will attempt to make the 2003 ARCA RE/MAX Series finale at Lowes Motor Speedway.
The Food World 300 is set for this Saturday, September 27th, 2003. Practice and Qualifying are on the agenda Thursday, with a final practice session on Friday. The SPEED Channel will have same night (September 28th) coverage of the event at 1:00 AM, also with same day coverage of the event at 4:00 PM.