CHUCK BARNES JR. TO START HIS 2005 RACE SEASON AT CONCORD MOTORSPORTS PARK (March 25, 2005) -- 2004 CRA Super Series Champion Chuck Barnes Jr. will begin his 2005 race season this weekend at Concord Motorsports Park in Concord, North Carolina.
CHUCK BARNES JR. TO START HIS 2005 RACE SEASON AT CONCORD MOTORSPORTS PARK
(March 25, 2005) -- 2004 CRA Super Series Champion Chuck Barnes Jr. will begin his 2005 race season this weekend at Concord Motorsports Park in Concord, North Carolina. The Louisville, Kentucky native will be racing in the first round of the Future Cellular Big Ten Series in a 125 Lap Feature on Saturday night. Barnes expects some stiff competition especially from veteran late model racer Freddy Query, who won six of the ten Big Ten events last season.
"We decided to make the trip to Concord to hopefully get some good exposure," remarked Barnes Jr. "I am not going to run for points this season, I am going to race several CRA Super Series events, but I am also going to run several high profile late model shows in different parts of the country. I am looking forward to not having to worry about points when I race this season, that way we can just concentrate on winning."
Barnes still has aspirations of racing at a higher level, and hopes to gain attention of car owners at the next level by running in events against the best late model drivers in the country. Barnes will have his work cut out at Concord Motorsports Park, not only against perennial favorite Freddy Query but also 2003 NASCAR Elite Southeast Series Champion Charlie Bradberry, who is also expected to make the trip from Alabama to compete at Concord this weekend. Other local drivers expected to compete include veterans Eddie Massengill and Terry Brooks Sr., both have numerous wins at tricky tri oval at Concord Motorsports Park. Ted Musgrave Jr., Jimmy Simpson and Preston Peltier are also top returning competitors to the Future Cellular Big Ten Series.