George Brunnhoelzl III to Team with Clay Rogers in Pro Cup Youngster's Team Merges with Hooters Pro Cup Top Team East Coast Motorsports MOORESVILLE, NC (April 26, 2006) -- 22-year-old George Brunnhoelzl III is on the move. In fact, he, along...
George Brunnhoelzl III to Team with Clay Rogers in Pro Cup
Youngster's Team Merges with Hooters Pro Cup Top Team East Coast Motorsports
MOORESVILLE, NC (April 26, 2006) -- 22-year-old George Brunnhoelzl III is on the move. In fact, he, along with his USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series car and team, are moving their entire operations to become part of East Coast Motorsports. The move now makes him teammates with current Hooters Pro Cup point leader and former champion Clay Rogers.
"We are going to team up with Clay Rogers and the #44 South racecar," said Brunnhoelzl. "We are moving our cars and equipment over to their shop and all of the guys are going to work on both cars."
East Coast Motorsports is owned by Johnny Dangerfield and Troy Baird. Together, with Clay Rogers, they have been one of the most dominating forces in Hooters Pro Cup competition during the past couple seasons. In addition to being top dog in the series right now, Rogers has also collected two wins in 2006.
"We were getting closer to where we needed to be and joining the two teams together will be really good for us. East Coast Motorsports has such a great track history. They have been running really strong this year and I am hoping that it will put us right up there at their level.
"The cars are already over at the new shop. Concord Motorsport Park is going to be our first race together and we are really looking forward to it. I know I can be successful as a driver in Hooters Pro Cup and this will be my best opportunity to prove it."
As with all great opportunities, there is a list of people who contributed to making this happen, both from the past and present.
"I definitely want to thank Bill Higby of Island International," added Brunnhoelzl. "He was the main person behind our team. He did so much for us and it wouldn't have been possible for us to be where we are today without his help and support. My father has been so supportive as well (former Modified driver George Brunnhoelzl Jr.). Without him and Bill there is no way we would have had the success that we did and hopefully I can make them proud with my new opportunity.
"I also want to thank Johnny and Troy (of East Coast Motorsports) for the awesome new opportunity that they are giving us. Island International is still going to be with us, but we are always looking for additional sponsorship. With these two teams together now, and all of the shared information, it should be a great season for both of the cars."
This Saturday, Brunnhoelzl will make his debut with East Coast Motorsports during the Greased Lightning 250 at Concord Motorsport Park in North Carolina. He will do so with Clay, a former Concord Motorsport Park track champion, as his teammate.
"Clay knows Concord really well, so hopefully he will be able to give me some helpful advice. His crew chief, Blake Bainbridge, is a very smart man and I am looking forward to working with the both of them."