Season Update - September 2012
Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 Daytona was real
emotional for the hole team because we new that we
had to qualify our way in the race and they were
only taking the top 32 on speed. We ended up
qualifying 32nd being under funded we really
struggled trying to find speed with the car with
the old body and the worn out motor and one year
old used tires. but somehow dad kept making
changes on the car and we made the race The race
was a learning curve for me as I had never drafted
before the start of that race. The car was not
good by itself but I found it was good in the
draft. After getting used to the draft I found a
drafting partner (Ken Schrader's car driven by Tom
Hessert) I started pushing Tom and we started
going toward the front. I was running up in 13th
when I ran out of fuel under caution for the green
white checkered giving us a disappointing 35th
place finish but it was a lot of fun for me and
myself and the whole team learned a lot.
MAKE THE FIRST EVER DAYTONA RACE WAS AWESOME AND
VERY EMOTIONAL !!! I ALSO WANT TO THE THANK PAT OíMALLEY
FOR FOR MAKING THIS DREAM COME TRUE AND AN AWESOME
JOB SPOTTING. I WANT TO THANK MY SPONSORS THAT
CAME ON BOARD FOR DAYTONA VUKELJA LAW ATTORNEY,
AIP DAYTONA.COM, BEVERIDGE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES AND
SANGERFIELD AUTO & TIRE AND ALL MY CREW THAT
VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME TO HELP.
Talladega qualifying got rained out so the field
was lined by owner pints witch gave me the 32nd
starting spot. finished 43rd after getting
involved in the big one on lap 11.
Pocono: qualified 19th and and was running in 16th
when I got involved in a wreck that was caused by
Bobby Gerhard's throttle sticking causing me to
finish 27th .
Pocono: blew a right rear tire in qualifying
causing me to start 35th. by lap 8 I was up to the
16th position. the race ran with only one caution
on lap 6. The car went to the extreme tight side
around lap 25. With only the one caution we were
forced to pit on lap 36 under green for fuel and a
track bar adjustment. I then got a speeding penalty
on the last segment of pit road. I had to do a
drive through penalty causing me to lose 1 lap. We
later found that the reason the car went to the
extreme tight side was caused by a broken left
front shock. I had to get the car on the rumble
strips to loosen the car enough to make it turn
but was able to salvage a 20th place finish
October 19th at Kansas speedway.
Then testing in December at Daytona for the 2013
race in Feb.
We are still looking for sponsors in hopes that we
can run a full season 2013
Daytona Testing Photos - December 2011
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Recap - Pocono
George made ARCA
debut at Pocono Raceway on June 11. Practice was
on Friday, in the first round of practice George
was 18th quickest but the car was too tight, the
crew made some changes on the car and the car was
better and George was 15th quickest but the car
was still too tight. After the crew made some more
changes to the car it was a little to lose and
George spun the car. After the 24 laps of practice
was over George was 15th quickest.
George qualified 18th, George said that he didnít
want to wreck the car in qualifying. The race was
on Saturday and the weather was not good, it was
raining at the start of the race George missed a
shift and fell back to 26th. From that point on
George worked back toward the front again. George
had made it up to 17th by lap 15. He was running
lap times of the 12th place car.
At this point in the race it was raining harder
and the fog had settled in and getting heaver in
the tunnel turn and the spotter couldnít see the
car on the back stretch or the tunnel turn. Coming
down the back stretch there was a car on the
outside and inside of George that crossed in front
of him going into the tunnel turn. Causing George
to have to check up and move up a lane to avoid
contact with the car in front of him. When he
started to change lanes he got up into the wetter
grove on the track causing the car to hydroplane
up into the wall.
George however didnít get back on the track
because of limited funds and didnít want to take
the chance of doing more damage to the car.
Knowing the race was going to be shortened due to
the rain and fog. After the race was over
according to the ARCA scoring sheets George was
12th quickest overall. If George can find some
sponsors he will be going back to Pocono on august
6th. and others if he can get enough funding.
George did an awesome job for his first time in a
ARCA Car and on a 2.5 mile Superspeedway. Although
his car is a "short track downforce car"
and is short about 70 horsepower.
OVERALL GEORGE DID AN AWSOME JOB FOR HIS FIRST
TIME IN A ARCA CAR AND ON A 2.5 MILE TRACK.
ALTHOUGH HIS CAR IS A SHORT TRACK DOWNFORCE CAR
AND IS SHORT 70 HP.
want to thank Bob Schacht and the rest of
the crew for all their hard work.
is looking forward to going back to Pocono on