PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 13, 2000) Many feel that Randy Tolsma and the No. 25 Citgo-Supergard Motor Oil Dodge team should have visited Victory Lane last year many times. However, circumstances beyond the team's control and some genuine tough luck ...
PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 13, 2000) Many feel that Randy Tolsma and the No. 25 Citgo-Supergard Motor Oil Dodge team should have visited Victory Lane last year many times. However, circumstances beyond the team's control and some genuine tough luck contributed to a dry spell without a win. This weekend at Phoenix International Raceway, the Citgo-Supergard Motor Oil Dodge team is hoping to quench their thirst for a win in the desert.
Tolsma is optimistic about the Chevy Trucks NASCAR 150 event because he will have the opportunity to drive the CITGO-SUPERGARD Motor Oil Dodge that is best suited for Phoenix. "Last year, we got into an accident in Homestead which prevented us from taking that truck to Phoenix. This year, we came out of Homestead in one piece without any damage to the truck."
"I have raced at Phoenix International Raceway in a Silver Crown car, Midget car, and a Sprint Car- all in USAC divisions. I have been racing there for 13 years now, and it is certainly the place I am most familiar with on the circuit, other than Indianapolis Raceway Park. Phoenix is close to where my family is. If there is such thing as a home race track, Phoenix is probably one of mine."
According to crew chief Gary Showalter, the biggest challenge facing the Citgo-Supergard Motor Oil Dodge team is getting the first win behind them.
"Once we get that first win, the pressure will be less," said Showalter. "We can focus on consistency and the rest of the season. Everything seems to be coming together. We have a supportive sponsor with Citgo-Supergard Motor Oil and a great team at Impact Motorsports. We just need to win a race."
Tolsma and Showalter both agree this year's team is stronger and more experienced than last year. Knowing what to expect in Phoenix makes success more promising. Members of the team hope to be standing on the black and white checkers in Victory Lane by the time the weekend is over.