10/07/02 Moorseville, NC -- At the beginning of last week, Paul Wolfe thought his 2002 campaign had come to a close. By the middle of the week, plans were being put in place to extend his schedule to include the Busch North Series' final event of...
10/07/02 Moorseville, NC -- At the beginning of last week, Paul Wolfe thought his 2002 campaign had come to a close. By the middle of the week, plans were being put in place to extend his schedule to include the Busch North Series' final event of the season on October 12 at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut. Today the car is finished and ready to be loaded onto the hauler. Paul and the PWolfe Motorsports team will have one last crack at earning their first Busch North checkered flag in 2002.
"I was really sorry to see the end of the season come," said Wolfe. "Lime Rock is one of my favorite tracks, but it wasn't part of our limited schedule for this year. The folks at Astrocom Electronics have supported us all year, and they really wanted to see me compete at Lime Rock, and then the opportunity came up for me to put a car together with help from Innovative Motorsports, so all the pieces fell into place."
Wolfe has reason to be optimistic about his chances at Lime Rock. Last year he qualified third and finished seventh at the challenging 1.5 mile road course. This season Paul has notched five top-tens in just seven events, and won two Bud Pole Awards. Paul's decision to relocate the team from Maine to Mooresville, North Carolina has played a key role in the team's success. "I think the move to Moorseville really helped," Wolfe explained. "I've made a lot of contacts here, and Alsup Racing provided us with an awesome shop facility. You can't make it on your own. It takes a lot of great people to make each race possible."
Doug Lifgren, Operations Manager for Astrocom Electronics said, "Astrocom is glad we can help support Paul and his team's efforts. Paul has had a breakthrough season, and we are happy to extend it for another race."
Wolfe's entry for this weekend's event will feature a special paint scheme, with Astrocom featured as the primary sponsor. Special recognition will also be given to Performance Friction Brakes and Alsup Racing, who have been a season-long supporters as well.
Lime Rock Park will stage the Busch North Series' season finale for the 10th consecutive year. The 82-lap Burnham Boilers 200 will feature an all-out battle between Andy Santerre, Matt Kobyluck and Brad Leighton for the 2002 Busch North Series title. Santerre leads the championship chase by just 38 points over Kobyluck, with Leighton another 42 points back in third place.
This weekend's race schedule also includes The Skip Barber Formula Dodge National Championship, the Sports Car Club of America Pro Spec Racer series, the Lime Rock Park Import Challenge Series, and the New England Legends race. The action begins on Friday, October 11 with practice for all five race series and first-round qualifying for the Busch North Series. The Burnham Boilers 200 is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday. For more information on Paul Wolfe and the Busch North Series visit PWolfe Motorsports online at www.pwolfemotorsports.com.