Jay Robinson Racing will travel to Watkins Glen this weekend for the GNC Live Well 200, after all. Brian Weber, a former competitor on the Busch North Series tour will pilot the ...
Jay Robinson Racing will travel to Watkins Glen this weekend for the GNC Live Well 200, after all. Brian Weber, a former competitor on the Busch North Series tour will pilot the #49 this weekend with sponsorship from Retail Builders, a nationwide construction company.
The 34-year old Weber also competed on the American Canadian Tour, as well as working as a front-tire changer for Mark Krogh. Weber raced in the 1988 Kroger 200 at Indianapolis Raceway Park before racing in the Busch North Series tour from 1988 through 1990. "I raced the Busch race in 1988 at IRP with my own car. I was able to get a lot of experience from that, then I went on to race in the Busch North Series for the next several years," said Weber.
Weber currently works for Retail Builders, whose logos will adorn the hood and TV panel on the #49 this weekend at Watkins Glen. "I have a great job with Retail Builders, and I started looking around on the BGNRacing.com website when I found some information on Jay Robinson Racing. I went to their site and learned a lot about Jay's team and their season to date. I realized that with some help from Retail Builders that I could join up with Jay to take them to Watkins Glen. They were not going to go, but I have raced several road courses, so I joined up with Jay for this weekend's race," remarked Weber, a native of Long Island, New York.
Weber is currently looking to try to run the final fifteen races of the season if he is able to work out a deal with Retail Builders and one other potential sponsor. "I really think I have a good shot at pulling something together for the rest of the year. My first focus for now is to go to The Glen this weekend and put together a good finish. I want to get out there and run the first twenty laps and stay out of the way, then try to settle into a rhythm and keep the car running. If we can do that I think we can finish the race in a decent spot, which will help all of us out a lot," remarked Weber.
Qualifying for the GNC Live Well 200 begins at noon on Saturday, with the race starting Sunday at 1:00 p.m. TNT will air coverage of Sunday's Busch Series race at Watkins Glen International Raceway.