Joey Scarallo Qualifies 10th for Trans-Am on the Tarmac CLEVELAND (July 1, 2004) -- Joey Scarallo, driver of the No. 06 ROH Wheels/Group A Autotrend/Toyo Tires Chevrolet Corvette, qualified 10th for tomorrow's Trans-Am on the Tarmac at...
Joey Scarallo Qualifies 10th for Trans-Am on the Tarmac
CLEVELAND (July 1, 2004) -- Joey Scarallo, driver of the No. 06 ROH Wheels/Group A Autotrend/Toyo Tires Chevrolet Corvette, qualified 10th for tomorrow's Trans-Am on the Tarmac at Cleveland's Burke Lakefront airport. Scarallo, who missed first-round practice due to a mechanical problem, recorded a 1:17.052 minute-lap at an average speed of 98.396 miles per hour.
"We were behind in qualifying since we missed first practice due to a cracked exhaust pipe," said Scarallo. "I was struggling a bit trying to get a better feel for the track as it relates to my car."
"We will be chasing the car's set up right up to second round practice in the morning," said Scarallo. "Baucom Motorsports is making the necessary changes and we should be quicker in the morning."
Scarallo teamed with Baucom Motorsports this year. The Baucoms also field the No. 86 Ford Mustang driven by owner-driver John Baucom. The Baucom squad is preparing Scarallo's car for the 2004 season.
Scarallo is looking forward to second round practice.
"We'll be OK. I'll pass some cars and move up in second-round practice," said Scarallo.
A longtime 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. Scarallo will participate in second round practice for Trans-Am on the Tarmac at 11:30am EDT at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio.