Joey Coulter Hands Milwaukee Wheel to Matt Carter Joey Coulter will turn over the driving duties of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation/Tempest Cycles Ford Fusion No. 02s to Matt Carter when the Hooters Pro Cup Series competes on the Milwaukee Mile on...
Joey Coulter Hands Milwaukee Wheel to Matt Carter
Joey Coulter will turn over the driving duties of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation/Tempest Cycles Ford Fusion No. 02s to Matt Carter when the Hooters Pro Cup Series competes on the Milwaukee Mile on May 31 in support of the Indy Racing League event.
Coulter wanted to race at Milwaukee; in fact, the race was circled on his calendar. But the driver will be one week shy of his 18th birthday, the minimum age allowed to compete at the facility that weekend due to Indy Racing League restrictions.
"I was looking forward to racing there," Coulter said, "but I'm glad we have Matt Carter to drive for me. He's got a lot of experience, and he's young so we should get along pretty well. I'm going to be allowed to test the car on Thursday, and I'll be spotting during the race, so I'm going to get as much experience as possible even though I'm not racing."
The team carries momentum from last month's Pro Cup race in Concord, N.C., where Coulter qualified on the outside of the front row and broke the track record. He ran competitively and finished 14th in the rain-shortened event.
The Miami Springs, Fla., native also has been busy with his Late Model, competing in the Carolinas and Virginia at Concord, South Boston and Caraway. He also plans to run Late Model events at Motor Mile, Hickory and Orange County before the season is through.
"I'm trying to get all the experience I can, and get better at showing up at a new track and getting the car set up in two hours, even if we haven't tested," Coulter said.
All of Coulter's racing efforts will come easier since the team's race shop recently moved from Florida to Huntersville, N.C.
"The move only took a week, and we were working on cars again," Coulter said. "It's a nice shop. It's going to help, because now when we need a part we don't have to have it shipped, we just have to go down the street and pick it up. It'll also make it easier on the crew; most of them live within 30 miles of the new shop, so now they can sleep at home instead of living in hotel rooms."
Coulter said that the team is very focused and working well with each other.
"We're on the same page, and it feels right," Coulter said. "I know we'll have a good effort with Matt behind the wheel at Milwaukee, and I'm looking forward to running strong the rest of the year."