Toledo II: Alli Owens race report

BLACK CLOUD HANGS OVER OWENS IN TOLEDO; SHE FINISHES 22nd Toledo, OH (October 13, 2008) - Sunday's Hantz Group 200 ARCA RE/MAX Series race at Toledo Speedway proved to be a challenge for Alli Owens. The Daytona Beach, FL native encountered...

BLACK CLOUD HANGS OVER OWENS IN TOLEDO; SHE FINISHES 22nd

Toledo, OH (October 13, 2008) - Sunday's Hantz Group 200 ARCA RE/MAX Series race at Toledo Speedway proved to be a challenge for Alli Owens. The Daytona Beach, FL native encountered trouble early in the 200 lap race and finished 22nd.

"This weekend is one that I'd like to forget," said Owens. "We struggled in qualifying and were looking to make up for it in the race but nothing seemed to go our way. It was like we had a black cloud over us."

Owens started from the 34th spot but never had a chance to shine in the race. On lap 21, contact from another competitor sent her spinning into the outside wall in turn three. The impact knocked the rear end out of alignment and it made her car extremely difficult to drive. To add insult to injury, Owens' No. 12 ElectrifyingCareers.com Chevrolet began to overheat.

"After the wreck, the car handled terribly," said Owens. "At that point, I knew it was going to be a long day. To make matters worse, the engine began to overheat. We had to make numerous pit stops to cool it down."

Despite the disappointment, Owens has much to be proud of in her rookie season. "My first season in ARCA has been a great learning experience," added Owens. "We've had some ups and downs but overall it has been very positive. I couldn't have done it without the support of Mario and Michelle Gosselin and the entire DGM Racing team, the over the wall crew supplied by Richard Childress Racing, my family and of course my sponsor ElectrifyingCareers.com."

-credit: aoPR/dgm racing

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Series ARCA
Drivers Alli Owens
Teams Richard Childress Racing