The plan was for Chris Wimmer to make his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) and MB Motorsports debut at the Kroger 250 in Martinsville last month. Those plans, however, were derailed due to a truck that did not want to grip in the turns,...
The plan was for Chris Wimmer to make his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) and MB Motorsports debut at the Kroger 250 in Martinsville last month. Those plans, however, were derailed due to a truck that did not want to grip in the turns, causing Wimmer to miss the show by .02 seconds. The team put that disappointment behind them, however, and are working hard to prepare for their trip to Mansfield, Ohio, May 16th for the Inaugural UAW/GM Ohio 250 NCTS race.
"We're definitely excited about Mansfield," said Wimmer, taking a break from his duties in the MB Motorsports race shop. "I ran that track last year in ASA and had a great race. We started and finished in the top 10 and felt comfortable the entire race.
"It's real disappointing to not have made the Martinsville field," Wimmer continued. "I had never run the track before and the truck just was not handling right in the corners, but we're not making excuses. It was a bad weekend and we've moved on. We're looking forward to getting into the field at Mansfield and hopefully, getting a good finish."
MB Motorsports owner and crew chief, Mike Mittler, said the team is prepared for the half-mile short track. "We've been working very hard, putting a lot of hours in the shop, making sure this truck will do the job. We've also been out testing to get Chris some extra seat time. He's got a great mind for racing and he's got tremendous talent...I know we're going to do well.
"Chris has had some success at Mansfield in ASA and we're hoping that will translate to a good finish next weekend," continued Mittler. "Chris is a heckuva driver and we're expecting some great things from him this year."
The primary sponsor for the MB Motorsports #63 Ford will once again be Race Fans for a Cure®. "We're glad to have Race Fans for a Cure on the hood again," said Wimmer. "We hated it that we weren't able to make the race with them last month, but we're really happy that they've come back with us and we plan on giving them something to be proud of this time."
Since 2000, Race Fans for a Cure® has been spreading the life-saving message of breast cancer early detection at race tracks and racing events across the country. Thanks to the generous support of race fans all over the country, RFFAC has raised over $400,000 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in support of its mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease through research, education, screening and treatment.
The sold-out Inaugural UAW/GM Ohio 250 at the Mansfield Motor Speedway will be aired live at 2 p.m. EST on SPEED and on MRN radio.