[media-credit name=”ARCA Racing Network” align=”alignright” width=”180″][/media-credit]April 23, 2012 – (Mooresville, NC) – As the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards 2012 season begins to get hectic, Alex Bowman and his Cunningham Motorsports team are ready to turn the heat up when the third race of the season takes place at Salem Speedway on Sunday, April 29.
The results from the most recent race, which included winning the pole and finishing 3rd, at the inaugural Mobile Speedway event, gave Bowman and the Cunningham team the push to work hard throughout the “off time” in preparation for Salem Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.
Bowman and the team tested at the .55 mile speedway near Salem, Indiana last week, with exciting results. After Bowman turned his first laps on the track, he commented, “I’d say that (turns) three and four are the most unique corners of any track I’ve ever been on. Unforgiving would be another way I’d describe it. Really fast too. We should have a really good shot when we come back.” After crew chief, Paul Andrews and the team made many adjustments to the #22 Dodge, the 18 year old Bowman seemed more confident when he said, “We made quite a few changes to the car throughout the day, just to try things. But we were very comfortable and happy with the car, and our speed. We made lots of progress.”
After taking a bit of time to digest all that he and the team learned during the test, Bowman added, “With Cunningham Motorsports’ history at Salem and the results we got at the test, we have great potential to be standing in victory lane Sunday.”
The first 45 minute practice session begins Saturday at 12:00 pm EST, with final practice from 1:15-2:00 EST. Menard’s Pole qualifying presented by Ansell will follow at 3:30 EST. Sunday’s activities will begin with an on-track autograph session beginning at 11:30 am EST. The green flag will fly for the 200 lap event at 2:15. Live timing and scoring will be available at www.arcaracing.com.
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