Vaught; Vision Racing Look For Rebound In Gateway MADISON, Ill. (Wednesday, July 26, 2006) - - After a tough weekend at Kansas Speedway earlier this month, Vision Racing and rookie driver Will Vaught at the helm look to redeem themselves as...
Vaught; Vision Racing Look For Rebound In Gateway
MADISON, Ill. (Wednesday, July 26, 2006) - - After a tough weekend at Kansas Speedway earlier this month, Vision Racing and rookie driver Will Vaught at the helm look to redeem themselves as the ARCA RE/MAX Series invade Gateway International Raceway in this Friday's Shop 0x2858n' Save 150.
Despite the foul 30th place finish, Vision Racing with Roy Clark have reflected upon their experience at Kansas and vow to return the No. 37 Chevrolet Monte Carlo up front. At the start of the season, Vision Racing came close to victory after propelling their machine to a stout fifth place effort at Daytona International Speedway. It's a been a bumpy ride ever since, but Gateway brings new enthusiasm to the team and driver.
"I learned so much at Kansas, it's unbelievable," said Vaught who looks to make his second career ARCA start this week. "Obviously we had more hiccups than we anticipated but we made the best of it. Kansas is behind us and we're looking forward to better results on Friday night."
Vaught looks for a strong run at the 1.25 mile paved oval despite not having any experience at the Madison, Illinois based speed plant. "We opted not to participate in the open test because we wanted to focus our efforts towards race week. I think I'll be much comforter at Gateway this week compared to Kansas. We don't have any points to fall back on, so we have to work our way into the field on time. We did that at Kansas. We didn't finish the race though, that's a goal I want to master Friday. That's the big picture."
Vaught continued, "Adrian Berryhill (owner) provides us with the equipment and crew to perform our jobs as best as possible. Once I take the green flag, it's all up to me. I'm using the race not only as a learning experience, but as a race to additionally gain the trust of my fellow competitors while also keeping the big picture a reality."
For car owner Adrian Berryhill, he cannot wait to get back to racing. "We're bringing a great car to the track this weekend and we should be very competitive. Will Vaught is back with us and we're confident in his ability to get the job done. He has the credentials this team was looking for and I think he has what it takes to put us back in the spotlight."
Another reason why both driver and owner are pumped about the event is the addition of the on board camera. "This is huge for us," said Berryhill. "It's an extra incentive to run well, but I think our sponsors will enjoy the benefits of the camera. When it's all said and done, we're just looking for a solid finish."
Vaught commented, "To have one of the on board cameras is a privilege for me. I've never had anything like this with me while I race but it's a great feeling. Hopefully we can avoid any bad luck and get some exposure."
Primeaux Kia who sponsored the team at Kansas rejoins the team as the primary sponsor of the No. 37 Chevrolet for the 13th 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 back as our primary sponsor this week," commented team owner Adrian Berryhill. "We're very proud to have our sponsors apart of the Vision Racing with Roy Clark Racing team and we're looking for a good weekend of racing."
In addition to Primeaux Kia, Wiley Law Office, Crown Bristow, and Branson Craft Mall will all serve as associate sponsors on the No. 37 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for the double-header event weekend with the NASCAR Busch Series.
"I'm really thankful for our sponsors," said Vaught, a superb late model driver from the Missouri region. "We have the same group of sponsors from Kansas and that's great. They are with us through the ups and down and that's important to anyone. Hopefully the monkey is off our back and we're going to shine."