Yesterday was Day 2 of the ARCA test, and it was the first time for drafting. It was a good opportunity for Will to get experience drafting with other cars. Today, day 3 of testing, went great thanks to the team and Roush-Yates engines. We were the fastest at 180.977 mph. A special thanks to Bob Peters of Clarksville Schwinn and Andy Pennington for making this test possible. Will and the team are now headed home.
The morning practice session went good, Will and the team have been trying different gears. Will was 13th fastest during this first session. The afternoon session will allow drafting. Pictures are being posted periodically from the track, use the link on the home page. Live timing and scoring available on ARCA's website.
The practice sessions went good today, we only turned about 16-18 laps. All of the track time Friday was limited to single car runs, with no drafting permitted. Session 1, the car was a little tight but we posted the 16th quickest time at 178.674mph. We only ran about 5 laps in the first session. Session 2, we posted the 9th fastest time at 179.777. Eric, Lee, Davey, Larry, Bill and Andy worked hard today. Open testing will resume Saturday morning with more single car runs, and the first drafting set to take place after lunch. We will bring you periodic updates throughout the day tomorrow and hope to have some more pictures posted from the track.
Will and the race team arrived at the track around noon today. Will is going to be on the track any minute for the ARCA testing at Daytona Speedway. Practice was delayed this morning due to heavy fog. To follow live timing and scoring, go to ARCA's website at www.arcaracing.com. To view pictures from the track, use the link on the home page. News will be updated periodically throughout the weekend. Connect with Will on MySpace, Facebook and Twitter using the links on the home page. Thanks for your support!
Exciting news for Will as he prepares for Open ARCA test at Daytona International Speedway this weekend. Will will be testing in a Ford Fusion that was prepared at Kimmel Racing's Clarksville race shop, in preparation for Speed Weeks 2009. Will would like to thank everyone for their support in making his dream a reality! Test speeds can be viewed live on www.arcaracing.com starting Friday at 9 a.m..
As of today I am in Orlando, FL at the PRI show visiting product sponsors at all the various booths. Weather is really nice compared to back home. Getting some great responses from a number of potential sponsors. Will bring you update in the next few days as I am here thru Saturday.