17-year-old to Race in Milwaukee & New York Thomasville, NC - Brian Vickers, an honor student and pending high school senior, is happy to see summer officially arrive. Unlike most teenagers, however, this 17-year-old isn't getting much of a...
17-year-old to Race in Milwaukee & New York
Thomasville, NC - Brian Vickers, an honor student and pending high school senior, is happy to see summer officially arrive. Unlike most teenagers, however, this 17-year-old isn't getting much of a break. In fact, this weekend may prove to be one of the busiest and most challenging yet in a budding professional racing career for the Thomasville, NC youngster. Vickers will be making his debut in the NASCAR Busch Series and competing in the USAR ProCup Series in the same weekend.
Vickers is entering the Hooters ProCup 250 presented by Oneganos Water in Holland, NY on June 30th as well as the GNC LiveWell 250 scheduled for July 1st at the Milwaukee Mile. Brian will travel approximately 1,700 miles this weekend - 350 on the tracks and 1,350 in the air.
"This is going to be a very big weekend for the team and myself. We are going to be pulling a 'mini' version of what Tony Stewart does with the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600. This weekend is just as important to us as Memorial Day weekend is to him." Vickers continued, "virtually four guys have built a Busch car within a month as well as continued to compete full-time in the ProCup Series. We have had a lot of volunteer help and certainly appreciate every bit of it."
After the final "Happy Hour" practice session for the Busch Series on Saturday, June 30th, Vickers and five other members of his team will board a chartered jet and travel to Holland, NY. The #42 Stewart Components Chevrolet Monte Carlo will be practiced and in qualifying trim awaiting Brian's arrival. "Toby Robertson's (son of the late T. Wayne Robertson) team will be helping us out this weekend. His team will be transporting the ProCup car to Holland and preparing it for the race. Corey Smith, my old crew chief and spotter in Legacy Cars and Late Models will be 'shaking' the car down in practice. We are in the top-3 in points in ProCup in the North and are running for the championship. We certainly appreciate Toby, his team and everyone's help in Holland. The USAR has also been very receptive and cooperative in working with our schedule," stated Vickers.
The Milwaukee Mile is the "home track" for Engineered Machined Products, based in Escanaba, MI, the primary sponsor on Vickers' Busch Series car and parent company to Stewart Components, the team's USAR ProCup Series sponsor. The Busch Series effort will also be supported by Emerson Motors. You can learn more about Brian and his team at www.brianvickers.com.