Performance Motorsports is pleased to announce that Greg Pursley will campaign the # 77 Winston West Ford Taurus for the team in the 2002 season.`This is a homecoming for Greg and Performance Motorsports. Greg drove for the team in 1995 and 1996 on the Southwest Tour.
Pursley brings impressive credentials back to the team, including the pole position for the Southwest Tour L.A. Street Race in 1998 and new track record. In 1999 Pursley won all 9 super late model races that he entered at Irwindale Speedway. He also had 6 pole positions, won 4 trophy dashes and still holds the track record. At Mesa Marin Raceway in the late model division, he had 2 wins with 8 pole positions and 2 trophy dash wins. Driving in the Southwest Tour Greg won 3 poles, scored 5 top fives and 7 top tens.
In the 2000 Phoenix Copper Classic Greg qualified 3rd behind Ken Schrader and Rick Carelli and finished in the top 5. In the Sears Point event he qualified 6th and led most of the race finishing 2nd. Driving in the L.A. Street race he scored an impressive 3rd straight pole and finished in the top 10.
In 2001 Greg qualified 15th at Phoenix International Raceway and finished 3rd for his 6th consecutive top 5 finish at this track. He scored 3 top fives and 5 top tens including a 2nd place finish at Mesa Marin Raceway.
Performance Motorsports looks foward to running Pursley for Rookie of the Year in addition to making a run at the Winston West Crown.
Joe Bean will continue in his capacity as driver for Performance Motorsports and will run in selected events this year for the team.
Larry Nava moves up from his position as car chief and will assume the position of crew chief. Also back for the 2002 season are, Sam Arciero, Donny Tuch, Mark Lally, Dennis Simonian, John Wootton, Tim Morales, Chuck Earl, Bob Kidwell, Eric Redding and our newest members, Keith Kredel and Mike Teeman.