Ramona, Calif. (April 5, 2002) --Borneman Motorsports ARCA/NASCAR Winston West Series team, with driver Johnny Borneman III, enter The Orleans 222 with momentum on their side. Last month, at Phoenix International Raceway, Borneman drove the No. 8 Borneman Plastering/Red Line Oil Ford to a top-ten finish in the season opener.
The team intends to take full advantage of the momentum as they go from a one-mile speedway to the close quarter racing at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The entire team is optimistic of their Vegas odds. They are notorious for strong runs on the tough short tracks.
"We were not one of the cars that were able to take advantage of testing at the Bullring, but we don’t think that is going to impact our chances of winning, it just means we have to work a little harder,” said team owner, John Borneman. “But we have a hard working team that can get the job done. We want to win on that track as much as some Vegas visitors want to win in the casinos and we feel we are ready to put that second Winston West Series win in the stat book.”
Stated team manager Don Lincoln; "I am relying on the collective efforts of the Borneman Motorsports team to bring the No. 8 Ford home with a good finish. There are a lot of short tracks on the schedule this season and the one most critical ingredient to win at any of them is a cool head. You have to be there at the end of the event, and although we can prepare a winning car at the shop, like they say to finish first, you first have to finish, we intend to finish.”
Borneman who finished 8th at the Bullring last season said, "It is a matter of anticipating what is going to happen. The Bullring is the kind of track where things happen so fast, that you actually have to race the next lap in your head before you even cross the line. Trouble can sneak up on you and bite you at any moment, with some good fortune we will be able to dodge the 'action' and stay out front to be there when it counts"
"We had a decent run at Phoenix, and we are optimistic of obtaining a strong run at Vegas, Borneman continued. "We certainly are ready to up the ante this year. The team always provides me with good cars, but on the short tracks it takes more than equipment, more than being able to get through the corners, it takes luck and patience. If ever I wanted to be lucky at Vegas, now is the time,” continued Borneman stating confidently, “Our goal as always is to win.”
"Of course you can never plan on luck just happening, you have to build you own luck, so to speak," stated the senior Borneman. "That is why our guys have been hard at work since we unloaded the car at the race shop after Phoenix. "
Keep an eye on the No. 8 Borneman Motorsports/Redline Oil Ford on Saturday, April 13. With a little luck and the strong horsepower of the Gary Meyer built engines, it may be time for a celebration for Borneman Motorsports.
Can’t make the race? Don’t miss watching it on a tape-delayed basis on the Speed Channel, April 22.
Borneman Motorsports is a family owned team that competively competes in select events in the NASCAR Winston West and the popular ARCA Series. Creative sponsorship opportunities abound with the team.