FMS: Malone Preview 98-06-19

Kerry Malone Advance ** MILLER LITE 200 / KERRY MALONE FAST FACTS ** The Task Ahead: Kerry Malone and the Murphy General Contracting/Independent Truck Service Racing Team makes their first of two 1998 appearances at Long Island's Riverhead ...

Kerry Malone Advance

** MILLER LITE 200 / KERRY MALONE FAST FACTS **

The Task Ahead: Kerry Malone and the Murphy General Contracting/Independent Truck Service Racing Team makes their first of two 1998 appearances at Long Island's Riverhead Raceway on Saturday night. Whenever the Featherlite Modified Series visits the quarter mile facility, it can be a challenge for the regulars of the the Tour, but driver Kerry Malone is confident that the Bobby Fuller owned team will be at the front of the pack. Looking ahead to the Miller Lite 200 Malone says, "I've run Riverhead about a dozen times over my career, and I seem to get around there all right. I like the track probably more than most drivers do. The race will a matter of survival. The deal will be to get a good qualifying spot, and stay out of trouble during the race. Hopefully, we can do that and have a good finish!" Car owner Bobby Fuller is awaiting the challenge of Riverhead and says, "Kerry has run there a lot over the years, and our team has always been fast there. Our team had a win there a couple of years ago, and hopefully we can repeat that effort again tonight."

Last Time Out: (6/13/98 All Pro Auto Parts 150, Jennerstown PA) Car owner Bobby Fuller made his fourth visit to Western Pennsylvania's Jennerstown Speedway for the running of the All Pro Auto Parts 150. Fuller prepared cars have always been among the fastest at the half mile facility and with both team cars in action at Jennerstown, the team had hopes for two solid finishes. After experiencing success in Len Boheler owned cars in the past at Jennerstown, Kerry Malone piloted the Murphy General Contracting/Independent Truck Service Chevrolet to the 20th fastest finish in qualifying. On the sixth lap of the contest, Malone was caught up in a multi-car accident off the first turn ending the competitive day for the #18. The Bobby Fuller led crew went right to work repairing the right front and got the car back out on the track to pick up positions in the caution filled affair. Despite being 28 laps in arrears, Malone posted an 18th place finish in the event won by Mike Stefanik.

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