All Grown Up and Ready to Run Pomona, CA -- For Southern California native James Day, growing up in the stands at Pomona Raceway, dreaming of one-day racing with the big show has always been on the top of his mind. Growing up in the hot bed of...
All Grown Up and Ready to Run
Pomona, CA -- For Southern California native James Day, growing up in the stands at Pomona Raceway, dreaming of one-day racing with the big show has always been on the top of his mind. Growing up in the hot bed of racing watching his father and other friends burning the pavement only fueled the fire to one day pilot a flopper at his home track. This weekend at the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, Day will have the opportunity to run with the big show crowd for the first time and he couldn't be more excited.
"I have so many memories of my father racing here and now I'm making my own memories," said Day. "I can't put into words what it means to have the type of support I have received this year and to be able to run here is just amazing". "I will have a lot of friends and family out here this weekend because this is my home track, so we're going to give it our best shot." The John Lindsey Racing, Sal Ramos Express entry will be making their third appearance at a National Event in 2010, which is Day's rookie season.
The 2010 season has been a successful year for the Rookie driver, as his personal goal of driving, qualifying and running in the show has now happened. "It's been a great year, I've driven five different race cars this year and I feel very fortunate to be driving at all in the economy. Driving the Big Show car means everything to me, I have spent my entire life working toward driving the Fuel Funny Car."
Because the team doesn't have the high-dollar budgets that its rivals do, they have to be easy on parts. There were lessons learned at their two former race day starts, both at The Mile-High Nationals earlier in the year, and also at The Vegas Nationals a few weeks ago. When asked what the biggest thing he learned so far this season. Day said, "We need more money!" The team has added partners Sal Ramos, Blessed Garment Company, 342ltd, CleanBoost Oil, and Chancellor Oil Tools. "We truly appreciate everyone's support and again we wouldn't be here without them, so we are going to give it our best." Said Day.
"I have received a bunch of exposure this year and exposure is everything. No matter if you're a fully funded team and a little guy trying to survive, exposure is the key." Said Day. I have to thank the crew at CRX Media and the guys at CleanBoost Performance Motor Oils because I wouldn't be where I am this year without them. "
This weekend at the track he grew up at, James Day is ready to write a new chapter in his Pomona scrapbook.
-source: james day motorsports