Todd Bowsher Rearview Mirror on the first half of the 2004 ARCA ReMax Series Season Sitting in the 7th position in the ARCA ReMax Series points chase and heading into the second half of the season with 9 rather diverse races remaining on the ...
Rearview Mirror on the first half of the 2004 ARCA ReMax Series Season
Sitting in the 7th position in the ARCA ReMax Series points chase and heading into the second half of the season with 9 rather diverse races remaining on the schedule, Todd Bowsher is certain the rest of the season will produce a mix of hard, fast and tight racing not just on the track but in the points battle as well and he plans to have his GFS Marketplace Ford Taurus right in the thick of things.
Looking back over the past 6 months the GFS Marketplace Team has had a blend of emotions and outcomes beginning with the ARCA ReMax Series season opening race at Daytona International Speedway in February. The GFS Marketplace #21 finished the Daytona race in the 12th position, mixing it up in the lead draft and running with the lead pack all day. Todd said, " I really had fun at Daytona this year, it's a little different when you're right there with the leaders and in the draft, I certainly learned a lot about how the car feels in the draft and I can't wait to get to Talladega and do it again." Todd and the team went into this season with high hopes and Daytona was a great start to the season.
The Spring events at Nashville and Salem served up a bag of mixed feelings. Salem was a missed opportunity because Jack, Todd and the entire crew knew they could be competitive on the short tracks, but the engine in the GFS Marketplace Ford only made it 64 laps before expiring and relegating them to a 23rd place finishing position.
Following the Salem event and looking to Kentucky, the Jack Bowsher & Associates Motorsports Team sat down and did a little regrouping and decided to head to the May race at Kentucky Speedway with a Rhyne Racing Engine. The Rhyne power plant proved to be effective as Todd had the GFS Marketplace Taurus running with the leaders for the majority of the race. Todd says, " We sat down and talked after Salem and decided to make some adjustments in our program, it was almost like starting the season over again, but we had to make some changes and we made the right ones."
If the Bowsher Team had started the season off with the changes that they made after the Spring race at Salem the outcome heading into the remainder of the ARCA ReMax Series races might be different, but in the business of motorsports you can never be sure.
The first part of the year has handed the GFS Marketplace Team some awesome opportunities such as Daytona and Kentucky, along with some unexpected falters. Todd Bowsher has always been able to overcome any adversity that was thrown at him and these are no different. The Bowsher Team has had some stout runs in the first leg of the season and getting stronger on a daily basis. Standing 7th in the ARCA ReMax Series points battle half way through the season is a testament to the determination and drive this team has to perform weekly at whichever track is on the docket. With such a varied schedule on tap for the remaining events, the triangle at Pocono Raceway, the speedways of Chicagoland and Nashville, the 1 mile dirt tracks of Springfield and Duquoin and the Lake Erie, Toledo and Salem short tracks, the GFS Marketplace Team has a lot of racing left to do. It's been an exciting 6 months, but stay tuned the best is yet to come.