The Penfold Motorsports Team is anxiously awaiting the Busch North Series, NASCAR Touring Divisions, first stand alone visit to a road course this season. The team has a pretty good history on road courses and has been red hot over the past few...
The Penfold Motorsports Team is anxiously awaiting the Busch North Series, NASCAR Touring Divisions, first stand alone visit to a road course this season. The team has a pretty good history on road courses and has been red hot over the past few races.
"I love going to the road courses," says driver Bill Penfold. "They are so different from the ovals we drive all year. You can really cut loose and have some fun."
In the series finale last year at the road course in Lime Rock Connecticut, Bill qualified seventh and worked his way into the lead with the #0 VIP Charters / neracing.com Chevy around the mid way point. After a spin while leading in the famous hair pin turn known as Big Bend, Penfold dropped out of the top twenty. But his aggressive driving on the road course quickly led him back into the top ten. He eventually finished that race in seventh, right where he started.
At the Watkins Glen BNS race last year, he started 20th before losing two gears in his transmission and a cylinder in the cars motor. Even with those problems Bill was able to bring the VIP Charters / neracing.com Chevy to the checkers in 11th place.
"The Glen is a fun track for me, I really look forward to our races here," Penfold remarked. "My crewchief (Bob Harrison) has been giving me cars capable of winning the past few races. We've been one of the top three cars in the past couple races. I think we have a very good chance for a win here. I know the competition is going to be tough, but this team is up for it!"
Qualifying for the Pepsi 150 will be held Thursday and the race will be at noon on Saturday. The Screaming Cheatah Wheelies lead singer, Mike Farris will sing the National Anthem for Sunday's Winston Cup race at the Glen. The Cheatah Wheelies were listed as an associate sponsor on the Penfold Motorsports car earlier this season at NHIS.