Daniel Johnson Eyes Major Turnaround In Georgia "After Unsuccessful Run In Lakeland; Team Ready To Bounce Back" CECIL, Georgia (Thursday, March 29, 2007) - - After a miserable and uncharacteristic finish earlier this month at USA International...
Daniel Johnson Eyes Major Turnaround In Georgia
"After Unsuccessful Run In Lakeland; Team Ready To Bounce Back"
CECIL, Georgia (Thursday, March 29, 2007) - - After a miserable and uncharacteristic finish earlier this month at USA International Speedway in the 2007 United Speed Alliance Racing (USAR) Hooter's Pro Cup Series season opener, veteran driver Daniel Johnson is planning a major comeback with the start of his season beginning with Saturday's Glover Foods 250 from South Georgia Motorsports Park.
Reviewing Lakeland, Johnson and his Johnson Motorsports (JMS) team consider the event their "free space" for the season and vow for their season to turnaround beginning with the second event of the season.
"Lakeland is over and gone," said the North Carolina native. "It was a disappointing weekend for our team. We had some mechanical circumstances that prevented us from running up front. We've regrouped heavily and we're looking to get back on track on Saturday night."
Sitting deep in the points, Johnson realizes that a solid finish would maneuver the team through the point standings and keep the hope alive to win the Hooter's Pro Cup championship. "Everyone has a bad race in a season, Lakeland was ours," he recalled.
"No one wants to start their season off on the wrong note, but that's the cards we were handed and sometimes that's how racing goes, the important thing to remember is our outlook looks brighter and we're bringing a great car to South Georgia Motorsports Park."
Charlotte Check Cashers will return as the primary sponsor of the No. 3 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS this weekend. Charlotte Check Cashers was instrumental in the 2006 mid-season success of Johnson Motorsports easily persuading the North Carolina based company to re up their commitment to the USAR team.
Additionally, Accelerating Developments International (ADI), a Concord, North Carolina chassis and suspension analysis facility has joined the team for this weekend's race as an associate sponsor.
In addition to Charlotte Check Cashers and ADI, the team is pumped to have associate sponsorship from Casco Sign Company and Atlantic Coast Resorts.
"Our sponsors have offered nothing but support and that's a major confidence booster," Johnson explained. "We know how lucky we are to be associated with our sponsors on and off the track. They are with us for better or worse and we're looking forward to putting our No. 3 back into the top-10 this weekend."
Johnson Motorsports reminds the USAR race fans that the team still has spots open with their "Liv' in the Dream" program." The program offers the normal race fan an opportunity to become a pit crew member at a national televised USAR Hooter's Pro Cup event. The program brings the fan's fantasy of being a part of the action to a reality for the entire weekend, visit DanielJohnson3.com for more information.
"We still have some openings for our "Liv' in the Dream" program for the SGMP (South Georgia Motorsports Park) race and the rest of the season," continued Johnson. "We encourage the fans to visit our website and take an in-depth look at the program; it's really an opportunity of a lifetime."
Johnson Motorsports is actively seeking sponsorship for this weekend's event as well as the remainder of the USAR Hooter's Pro Cup Series season. Interested parties are urged to contact the team at 704.791.7741
The Glover Foods 250 (250 laps/125 miles) is the second of 21 events on the 2007 USAR Hooter's Pro Cup Southern Division's schedule. The event is set for Saturday, March 31 with the green flag scheduled for 7:00pm Eastern Time.