Cleveland: Joey Scarallo preview

Joey Scarallo Looking for Another Top Five at Cleveland CLEVELAND (June 30, 2004) -- Joey Scarallo, fresh off his second consecutive top-five finish at Infineon Raceway is ready to hit the tarmac at Cleveland as the Motorock Trans-Am Series ...

Joey Scarallo Looking for Another Top Five at Cleveland

CLEVELAND (June 30, 2004) -- Joey Scarallo, fresh off his second consecutive top-five finish at Infineon Raceway is ready to hit the tarmac at Cleveland as the Motorock Trans-Am Series visits the home of rock and roll for Round 4 of this year's championship July 1-2. Scarallo, driver of the No. 06 ROH Wheels/Group A Autotrend/Toyo Tires Chevrolet Corvette, will make his second Cleveland Trans-Am start this weekend.

"I am very excited about going to Cleveland again this year," said Scarallo. "I haven't had much luck at Cleveland. Last year we suffered a mechanical failure that sidelined us early. My teammate, John Baucom, has had success there and I am hoping to experience some myself this time around."

Scarallo teamed this year with Baucom Motorsports, which fields the No. 86 Ford Mustang driven by owner/driver Baucom. The Baucom squad is preparing Scarallo's car for the 2004 season.

"Teaming with John has proven to be a good move," said Scarallo. "I am now able to focus on my driving while not having the stress of constantly maintaining my car."

Scarallo has high hopes going into Cleveland. "I'd like to continue our string of top-five finishes, and I believe this is something I can achieve," said Scarallo. "I'd really like to win a podium this year too."

A long-time racer, Scarallo has been in the driver's seat since he was 11, racing karts in the Long Island Karting Association, where he won three championships in 1993.

Scarallo also won championships in the International Karting Federation in 1996, and he recorded three top-ten finishes in the U.S. F2000 where he finished 14th in series points. He ran a limited schedule in 1997, scoring 11th- and 12th-place finishes in his three starts. Scarallo competed in the Toyota Atlantic Series in 2000.

The oldest of four siblings, Scarallo, 25, lives in Smithtown, N.Y. Scarallo manages Autotrend Tire and Wheel Company Inc., his family's wheel importing business in Lindenhurst, N.Y.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers John Baucom