Brian Scott's Big Weekend Will Include ARCA Debut And Pro Cup North Race 19-Year-Old Going For Double-Dip On Two Different Types Of Tracks MOORESVILLE, NC (July 6, 2007) -- The 2007 season has been full of new challenges for 19-year-old Brian...
Brian Scott's Big Weekend Will Include ARCA Debut And Pro Cup North
19-Year-Old Going For Double-Dip On Two Different Types Of Tracks
MOORESVILLE, NC (July 6, 2007) -- The 2007 season has been full of new challenges for 19-year-old Brian Scott. From making his Pro Cup debut earlier this year, to overcoming obstacles and mechanical problems and learning how to race with a whole new crop of drivers in a couple of new series (Scott became a regular on the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series Southern Division in 2007 and has also run several Pro Cup Northern Division events), Scott has had to deal with all kinds of new experiences.
On July 13-14, Scott will have a weekend full of more new experiences. On Friday, Scott will make his ARCA RE/MAX Series debut at the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway driving for Country Joe Racing. Then, on Saturday, Scott will quickly travel to Radford, Virginia, where he will compete in the Pro Cup Northern Division at Motor Mile Speedway.
"It will be a busy weekend," said Scott. "I'm really excited for the ARCA race. "The (Country Joe Racing) team is first class. They did nothing but treat me with respect (during our recent test session). They trust me. Their equipment is awesome. This been a very good experience to work with that team.
"The amount of track knowledge and racing experience (Country Joe Racing) has is huge. Especially for me, it's nice to work with someone who has raced and been in the competitive situation like Kevin Cywinski (Country Joe Racing team manager). You just talk to them on a different level. Someone who has not been in a car just might not have that inner understanding. You just communicate so much better and working with Kevin and Mike (Chaffee, Country Joe Racing's Crew Chief) will make the weekend so much better.
Scott recently tested at Kentucky with the Country Joe team and came away with the third-fastest time in the practice session. It took little time for Scott to adapt to the ARCA car.
"The ARCA car had a lot of similarities to the Hooters car when I got in it," added Scott. "It was a heavier car and seemed top heavy, just like I've gotten used to in the Hooters car. Basically, it feels like a typical stock car with a lot of horsepower. I didn't get in the car and think 'Wow, this is like something I've never done before.' I could take from some of the experiences I've already had and apply them to the ARCA car. I think running the Hooters car made the transition to the ARCA car a lot easier.
"The test went really good. Country Joe is a real good team to work with. When we got it off the trailer, we were good. As soon as I got a feel for the track and the faster speeds, we were right there. We were the fastest car all morning long. We taped up and did a qualifying run and laid down a good time. It was successful from the start."
Like all racers, Scott would love to end the day in Victory Lane at Kentucky, but he knows a solid run will be a success.
"I think a successful day would be pulling off the trailer and being quick in practice," added Scott. "We need to qualify well, as in the top three or top five. I want to run the whole race and be there at the end. I think we are capable of a top-three finish. I think I'm capable of a top-three at that track. I've meshed well with that track. It fits my driving style well."
From there, Scott will fly to Virginia and race in the Pro Cup Northern Division event at Motor Mile Speedway. Scott has finished in the top-10 in four of his last six Pro Cup Series starts, including a career-best sixth at Myrtle Beach Speedway (SC).