Indy IRP: HT Motorsports preview

Indianapolis, IN (August 4, 2004) - HT Motorsports announces what is believed to be a NASCAR first in engine programs. The ...

Indianapolis, IN (August 4, 2004) - HT Motorsports announces what is believed to be a NASCAR first in engine programs. The # 59 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Team will debut an engine fully developed through a community college program at Friday's (August 6, 2004) NCTS race at Indianapolis Raceway Park.

The Patrick Henry Community College "Going Live" Program was launched in June under the tuleage of Lou La Rosa, well known engine builder for the late Dale Earnhardt, Sr.

The college program is the first graduating class of the new VMTC (Virginia Motorsports Technical Center) which is located in Martinsville, VA.

The technical center operates in conjunction with Arrington Manufacturing and HT Motorsports.

Jim Harris, of HT Motorsports is hoping to lead the charge of race teams relocating to the Henry County area.

A new facility, which will house HT Motorsports and VMTC, is currently under construction on the property adjacent to Arrington Manufacturing who supplies engines for the top Dodge teams competing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

Mark McFarland, NASCAR's reigning Dodge Weekly National Champion will slip back into the driver's seat of the # 59 Harris Trucking Craftsman Truck Series entry at IRP.

McFarland has been swapping the seat with two-time NASCAR Busch Series Champion Randy La Joie who drove at Daytona, Atlanta, Kentucky, Gateway, and Michigan. La Joie will be on hand as the spotter for McFarland and is also serving as a set-up consultant for the race team.

Viewers can see the race live on SPEED with coverage beginning at 8 pm or tune into a your local MRN Radio affiliate.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Mark McFarland , Patrick Henry