Portland: Joey Scarallo qualifying notes

Scarallo Qualifies a Career-Best Sixth at Portland PORTLAND, Ore. (June 18, 2004) -- Joey Scarallo, driver of the No. 06 ROH Wheels / Group A Autotrend / Toyo Tires Chevrolet Corvette, qualified sixth Saturday for Sunday's Albertsons Trans-Am...

Scarallo Qualifies a Career-Best Sixth at Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 18, 2004) -- Joey Scarallo, driver of the No. 06 ROH Wheels / Group A Autotrend / Toyo Tires Chevrolet Corvette, qualified sixth Saturday for Sunday's Albertsons Trans-Am 100 at Portland International Speedway. It marked the sophomore drivers best qualifying effort in his Motorock Trans-Am Series career.

"My team made a couple of changes to the car and we went much faster in qualifying," said Scarallo. "I like the track and like on a street course, there are not many places to pass so it should be an exciting race tomorrow."

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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