FAULK EAGER TO GET BACK IN ACTION "Driver & Team Make Switch To Ford" OCALA, FLORIDA (March 31, 2005) -- USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series rookie Michael Faulk and his MB3 Motorsports rookie team are all going through the growing pains of a new ...
FAULK EAGER TO GET BACK IN ACTION
"Driver & Team Make Switch To Ford"
OCALA, FLORIDA (March 31, 2005) -- USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series rookie Michael Faulk and his MB3 Motorsports rookie team are all going through the growing pains of a new program. Looking to continue growing in the right direction, Faulk and his team head into this weekend's race at Greenville Pickens Speedway (GPS) with a high level of enthusiasm and a new car manufacturer.
For the third event of the season in the Southern Division of the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series, Faulk with pilot the No. 53 Herbalife Ford for the 250 lap event. The team had fielded Pontiac's for the first two races of the season.
"As a team we have decided to make a change over to the Ford," stated Faulk. "We are all learning about this series and it seems that the Ford's perform at a higher level. We evaluated everything we were doing after the last race and we felt it was just in the best interest of what we were doing to make that change. We secured an engine program for the Ford and switched over one of our cars. We have also figured out some geometry things on our cars and together I think we have made some tremendous progress since our last time out."
For the first time in five years, the Hooters Pro Cup Series will return to the historic confines of the half-mile at GPS. Michael Faulk competed at the track last season while racing in the NASCAR AutoZone Elite (Southeast) Series and came home with an eighth place finish. This past Monday, Faulk and his MB3 Motorsports team participated in an open test session at the track along with about 20 other teams in preparation for the 250 lap event on Saturday night.
"This is really one of my most favorite tracks," said Mike. "It is really fun to drive but at the same time it is the type of track where it is important to hits your marks in each turn. So, I guess you could call it a rhythm track that requires you to really concentrate on your line. We dialed in this new Ford during the test session on Monday and this should help us get off to a good start this weekend. This program we are building here keeps making strides in the right direction and hopefully this weekend at Greenville Pickens we really show our hand at what we can do."
The running of the BF Goodrich 250 presented by the U.S. Army will see the green flag drop at 8:00 p.m. EST on Saturday evening. The event will be televised nationally on April 9th on the SPEED Channel at 10:00 p.m. EST.