Barnes Jr. Looks To Claim Second All American 400 Guitar Louisville, KY (October 30, 2006) -- Chuck Barnes Jr. has enjoyed a lot of success at the famous Music City Motorplex oval at the Fairgrounds in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2004 Barnes...
Barnes Jr. Looks To Claim Second All American 400 Guitar
Louisville, KY (October 30, 2006) -- Chuck Barnes Jr. has enjoyed a lot of success at the famous Music City Motorplex oval at the Fairgrounds in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2004 Barnes Jr., having just won the 2004 CRA Super Series season championship, capped off his dream season by winning one of the biggest and most famous racing events in the country, the newly revived All American 400.
"I can still remember crossing the finish line under the checkered flag, wondering when I was going to wake up from the dream," stated Barnes Jr. "I couldn't believe I actually won that race, joining the awesome list of winners of the All American 400. I had seen Frank Kimmel's Guitar Trophy from winning an ARCA race on the Nashville big track, I told him I was going to go win Nashville Guitar Trophy, I still to this day can't believe I did it"
"It was a great way to end the 2004 season, we won the CRA Super Series Championship, set on the pole of the All American 400, and got the win over two of the greatest late model racers ever, Eddie Hoffman and Jason Hogan. That win has helped open many doors since, it's something I will never forget!"
Barnes Jr. has four top five finishes in the five events he has run at the Music City Motorplex. Besides his win in 2004, Barnes Jr. finished fifth in the North/South 200 in 2003, he finished ninth in the 2005 All American 400 that was won by Jason Hogan, he finished fourth in the 150 lap CRA Super Series event this past March and finished fourth in the Firecracker 150 All American Super Late Model Event in July after leading the first 97 laps.
The 2006 Salem Speedway KY Clutch & Performance Late Model Champion hopes to get the same results in 2006 that he did in 2004.
"It would be a great way to cap off a great season. I won the season championship at Salem Speedway along with a couple of wins there. I got my fourth CRA Super Series win at Baer Field Speedway in May, and got a victory in my first ever ARCA RE/MAX Series event at Toledo Speedway on August 31st. It would be really spectacular to get a second Guitar Trophy for winning Sunday's race, especially against the super field of cars that are entered for this year's event. 77 of the best teams and drivers in the country, and they all want the same thing I want!"