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Milwaukee Mile Important Race For Stott Classic Racing & Billy Tanner

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Billy Tanner, Governor’s Cup 200

Milwaukee Mile Important Race For Stott Classic Racing & Billy Tanner

Chris Knight
Stott Classic Racing
August 23, 2007


WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin (August 23, 2007) - - Redemption. That’s the one word that best suites the Stott Classic Racing (SCR) team as they head to The Milwaukee Mile this weekend. After running their strongest race of the season at Illinois State Fairgrounds last weekend, the team left with a sour taste after being involved in a mid-race altercation.

It’s another week and another race, but Sunday’s Governor’s Cup 200 ranks in the top-two of the most important races for the Stott Classic Racing (SCR) team this season. Not only will driver Billy Tanner make his inaugural ARCA debut at the famed Wisconsin track, but Ramo Stott, father of crew chief and owner Corrie Stott will serve as the Grand Marshall for Sunday’s event.

Sitting seventh on ARCA’s all-time race winner’s list with 27 checkered flags is Keokuk , Iowa ’s Ramo Stott. In addition to his many victories, Stott drove to back-to-back ARCA series championships in 1970 and ’71 driving a winged Plymouth Superbird, which will be at The Milwaukee Mile on display and rolling at the head of the field on a parade lap prior to the start of the 17th ARCA event of the season.

After honoring their fellow crew member, the team will turn their focus to the No. 07 CheapCaribbean.com Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS as Tanner is scheduled to make his 10th career start Sunday afternoon.

Never having the opportunity to participate at The Milwaukee Mile would faze some drivers, but for Pennsylvania ’s Billy Tanner, he sees the event as another opportunity to shine. Especially after last Sunday’s race gone bad; Tanner is looking for more than just a good finish, he’s looking for revenge.

“We came so close to a top-10 finish last weekend, we could taste it. Unfortunately, a lap car got into us and spoiled our best race of the season. I really think we can back up the same type of performance we had last weekend, we just need a little luck and patience to make it happen.”

Tanner continued, “This isn’t just about me or the guys this weekend, it’s also a very special weekend for Mr. Ramo Stott. He is a true champion of this series and I’m much honored to have the distinct pleasure of working with at every race. I’m very proud of his accomplishments in the sport and I’m looking forward to congratulating him on Sunday.”

Crew Chief and car owner Corrie Stott has elected to bring the same Chevrolet Monte Carlo the team participated in the open test earlier this week at Chicagoland Speedway. The team has utilized the last few days to make the necessary adjustments to put a great setup underneath the No. 07 CheapCaribbean.com Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for Milwaukee .

“We had a good test at Chicagoland and we figured what the heck, let’s bring this car to The Milwaukee Mile and see what we can drum up. The car handled well, but Corrie is a pro at putting a good car underneath me. The biggest obstacle I’ll have to worry about is learning the track. We’ve been able to improve tremendously from our practices to qualifying efforts at new tracks. I’m hoping that this weekend is another event that falls into that same category.”

“The next couple races are important for us,” sounded Tanner. “We’re trying to lineup our 2008 schedule which should include a full season. I know we have the capabilities and equipment to run up front; we just need to bank on our experience this year and start delivering. Hopefully that starts this weekend in Milwaukee .”

Crew Chief and car owner Corrie Stott offered his two-cents on Milwaukee .

“Obviously this race is important for us in a lot of ways. I’m very proud of my father for all of his success in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and I thank him for the help he has given me in my career. On the flip side, we still have a job to do. I think Milwaukee is a track that will fit Billy’s driving style. We’re bringing him a pretty good piece, so I’m looking forward to the race this weekend.”

The Governor’s Cup 200 (200 laps/200 miles) is the 17th of 23 races on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The 10th ARCA race held at The Milwaukee Mile is a two day show. Practice begins Saturday August 25 with an hour practice and fifteen minute (1:00pm-2:15pm) session planned. ARCA SIM Factory pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:15pm Local Time. The event will take the green flag Sunday August 26 shortly after 12:00pm Local Time. The race will be televised live on SPEED with additional race coverage online at arcaracing.com.

For more on Classic Stott Racing and driver Billy Tanner please visit StottClassicRacing.com

About CheapCaribbean.com and COMM Group:

CheapCaribbean.com is owned by COMM Group, Inc (Customer Oriented Marketing and Management Group) which provides wholesale and direct to consumer distribution of vacation packages, resort reservations, and cruises worldwide to Bermuda, the Caribbean, and Mexico , servicing over 250,000 passengers per year.

About Billy Tanner:

A fourth generation driver, Billy Tanner IV, 25, hails from Newtown , PA. A veteran dirt specialist, Tanner won several events in 2006 including at Bridgeport and on his home track of New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, New Jersey . Tanner finished last year sixth in the Race of Champions (ROC) North series, seventh in ROC South, seventh in ROC combined, seventh at New Egypt Speedway, and eighth at Bridgeport . Tanner will run more than a dozen ARCA races in 2007 in hopes of a full season campaign in 2008.

About Stott Classic Racing:

Stott Classic Racing has over 50 years of racing heritage and success. Started in 1955, Ramo Stott was an ARCA champ in 1970 and 1971 along with USAC champ in 1975. His sons Corrie and Lance carried on the tradition, with Corrie having 20 years of NASCAR experience. Successfully starting and operating various NASCAR teams, Corrie was a Crew member for Jeff Gordon and Terry Labonte and Crew Chief for Sterling Marlin and Jimmy Spencer. Corrie has spent the past 12 years in management positions with Hendrick Motorsports, SABCO, and PPI Motorsports.

MEDIA CONTACT

NAME: Chris Knight, Stott Classic Racing
PHONE: 239.834.9797
EMAIL: knight849@aol.com

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