Vision Racing Announces Big Changes In Time For Hometown Kansas Event "Legendary Country Singer Roy Clark Joins ARCA RE/MAX Series Team" TULSA, Oklahoma (Tuesday, June 27, 2006) - - A new driver, a new partner, a new sponsor and a new look....
Vision Racing Announces Big Changes In Time For Hometown Kansas Event
"Legendary Country Singer Roy Clark Joins ARCA RE/MAX Series Team"
TULSA, Oklahoma (Tuesday, June 27, 2006) - - A new driver, a new partner, a new sponsor and a new look. Nope it's not the start of a brand new race team. It's the additions to Vision Racing that makes them a local favorite for the running of the ARCA RE/MAX Series at the Kansas Lottery $200 Grand this Saturday from Kansas Speedway.
Adrian Berryhill, Vision's Racing's team owner has tapped upcoming talent, Will "The Thrill" Vaught to pilot his No. 37 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for the remainder of the 2006 season. Vaught, a native of Springfield, Missouri, will attempt to make his ARCA RE/MAX Series debut at the 1.5-mile Speedway. Vaught, 19 has mastered the local tracks surrounding the Missouri region proving to be one of the upcoming stars in Motorsports. Last season, Vaught competed in 34 events taking the trophy home ten times with 24 top-ten finishes. Vaught also took the championship crown at the Lebanon I-44 Speedway. Now, Vaught will take the next major steppingstone to becoming a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver by competing in a stock car.
"Everyone at Vision Racing is very excited to announce Will as our new full time driver," said Berryhill, a successful entrepreneur from Oklahoma. "We are committed into building Vision Racing into one of the finest programs in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. We've had some ups and downs this year, however, we're back this weekend and I think everyone will be impressed with the changes we made."
"Wow, this is truly an opportunity of a lifetime," said the ARCA rookie Vaught. "I appreciate the opportunity that Adrian Berryhill is giving me and I know that I have what it takes to get the job done. Vision Racing has great equipment, sponsors and personnel. I really feel like I've found my home in Motorsports."
Last week, Vision Racing participated in the open-test session at Kansas Speedway with satisfying results. "Will was able to get comfortable in the car and up to speed real fast, I was very impressed," explained Berryhill, whose team holds a career best fifth place finish in ARCA occurring at Daytona earlier this year. "We have a stout racecar and a strong motor package for our hometown race. We'll have a lot of guests and a lot of people watching us and we plan to make them proud."
In addition to announcing Vaught as the team's driver, Berryhill also announced that country music great Roy Clark has joined the team as a partner. The team's new emblem will be Vision Racing with Roy Clark. Clark is one of the most versatile and well-known country music musicians and performers.
He is best known for hosting Hee Haw from 1969 - 1992, In the '70s Clark frequently guest hosted for Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show" and enjoyed a 30,000,000 viewership for Hee Haw. While he has had hit songs like "Yesterday, When I was Young" and "Thank God and Greyhound" his instrumental skill has had an enormous impact on succeeding generations of both bluegrass and country musicians.
Along with his musical virtuosity, Clark has often displayed his talents as a comedian and actor. During his years on the variety show Hee Haw, Clark entertained the audience in numerous comedy sketches. Clark also released several albums of his comedic performances to much critical acclaim and commercial success.
In 2004, Clark recovered 30 album masters from his Dot/ABC years, 1968 to 1981, and several of his classic hits have been repackaged. Varese Saraband has released three compilations: Roy Clark Bluegrass -- It's About Time, It's About Me, Roy Clark Greatest Hits and Country Comes To Carnegie Hall, a compilation of tunes by Clark, Hank Thompson, Freddy Fender and Don Williams. In addition, Time Life Inc. released the Hee Haw original series on DVD and VHS in 2004 to retail outlets such as Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Borders, Tower and more.
On August 22, 2006 Clark will be a member of Nashville's Grand Ole Opry for 19 years.
"It's a real honor to have someone of Roy Clark's caliber on board with this race team," stated Berryhill. "He brings new and exciting enthusiasm to the race team and we're all very excited to have him aboard. He is thrilled to have Will as the driver and we're all hoping for a strong outing in our first race together."
Vaught responded, "How cool is this? Roy Clark and Vision Racing. I'm looking forward to seeing Roy at the track enjoying himself. This is a new endeavor for him and it's big. I know he'll be one of the biggest cheerleaders for this team on race day and it's a privilege to be associated with him."
"Being a race fan, having been a racecar driver in the past, I'm very excited to be involved at the beginning of a great journey.Vision Racing and Will Vaught both have a great attitude and they are a fun team to be around. If it ain't fun don't do it and we're havin' fun," commented Roy Clark."
Additionally, Vision Racing announced that Primeaux Kia joins the team as the primary sponsor of the No. 37 Chevrolet for the ninth event on the 2006 ARCA RE/MAX Series calendar.
"Primeaux Kia is one of the finest dealerships in the Tulsa area and we're thrilled to have them as our primary sponsor this week," continued Berryhill. "We're looking forward to unloading strong off the hauler and putting our car upfront. The Vision Racing crew is very excited and can't wait to get to the track, we all have a good feeling."
In addition to Primeaux Kia, Wiley Law Office, Red Rocket Fireworks and Branson Craft Mall will all serve as associate sponsors on the No. 37 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for the double-header event with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on Saturday.
Vision Racing has additional marketing opportunities available for the No. 37 Chevrolet Monte Carlo at selected events in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. Interested parties are urged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kansas Lottery $200 Grand (134 laps/200 miles) is the ninth of 23 events on the 2006 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. Practice begins Friday, June 30th with a one hour (8:30am-9:30am CST) session planned. An additional one hour (10:50am-11:50am CTS)practice session is set before time trials. Pork pole qualifying is on tap Friday afternoon (3:15pm CST) with the race set to take the green flag Saturday, July 1st. The race will be tape-delayed on SPEED, beginning at 3:00pm on Sunday, July 2nd. In addition to SPEED, arcaracing.com will have all the latest news and results from the track.