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Jake Francis, No. 61 Dodge Intrepid Governor’s Cup 200 Fast Facts

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Jake Francis, No. 61 Dodge Intrepid Governor’s Cup 200 Fast Facts

Chris Knight
Francis Racing
August 23, 2007

Jake Francis, No. 61 Francis Engineering,
Habco Tool & Development Dodge Intrepid
Governor’s Cup 200 Fast Facts

Jake Francis, Rebecca Kasten Racing, LLC No. 61 Francis Engineering, Habco Tool & Development Dodge Intrepid

ARCA RE/MAX Series Race No. 17, Governor’s Cup 200 The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis , Wisconsin

Race Information: Event: Governor’s Cup 200, Sunday, August 26 at 12:00 p.m. Local Time Track: The Milwaukee Mile Qualifying: Saturday, August 25 at 5:15 p.m. Local Time Track Length: 1.0-mile paved oval.

Welcome To ARCA: 17-year old Jake Francis will attempt to make his ARCA RE/MAX Series debut in Sunday’s Governor’s Cup 200 at The Milwaukee Mile. It’s the first of two planned events for the avid racecar driver this season before etching out a most intense racing schedule in 2008.

Preparation Is Everything: Jake Francis and his Rebecca Kasten Racing team have spent months preparing their No. 61 Dodge Intrepid for Sunday’s milestone event. The team had hoped to join the circuit earlier this year, but the team decided to focus on the car 100 percent before dipping in the developmental series for NASCAR.

Hailing Ohio : Jake Francis will be one of two drivers representing the state of Ohio in Sunday’s ARCA RE/MAX Series event. Francis, hailing from Leroy , Ohio , a suburb of Cleveland , Ohio will look to battle out fellow competitor and West Milton , Ohio ’s Greg Seevers (No. 81) for the top recognition.

Watcha Haulin?: The team will unveil a Dodge Intrepid recently purchased from ST2 Motorsports and driver Chevy White, a former team that competed in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. ST2 Motorsports past results with the equipment gives Rebecca Kasten Racing good vibes about their effort this weekend at The Milwaukee Mile.

Not Just A Driver: While Milwaukee will provide the first chance for Francis to get behind the wheel, he experienced the ARCA RE/MAX Series first hand in February when he worked as a crew member for female ARCA RE/MAX Series sensation Jennifer Jo Cobb at Daytona International Speedway.

Thanks For Your Support: Francis Engineering, Habco Tool & Development, Bonner Frams, Campana Excavating, J.R. Collins Trucking and Sander Excavating will also join Francis in their ARCA debut this weekend at The Milwaukee Mile.

Rebecca Kasten Racing, LLC, The Milwaukee Mile Pre-Race Quotes:

Jake Francis, driver of the No. 61 Francis Engineering, Habco Tool & Development Dodge:

On Joining The ARCA RE/MAX Series: “I cannot begin to express how excited I am for this weekend’s event. This has been a dream of mine for many, many years to compete in an ARCA event and it’s finally coming true. I cannot wait to walk through the garage at The Milwaukee Mile!”

On The Milwaukee Mile: “What a place! I’ve never had the opportunity to race there, but I’m looking forward to it. We had several choices to pick our debut and we felt that Milwaukee was the best choice. We hope we are right!”

On Jennifer Jo Cobb: “Jennifer Jo Cobb is a very important person to me. She is not only a talented driver, but she is a great friend and mentor. She has given me a lot of advice and while she is going to try and attend the race, I know she has prior commitments. Nonetheless, her encouragement will be something I will cherish the entire weekend.”

On The Sponsor Support: “Today in racing, you cannot compete without the help of sponsors. I’m very lucky to have a numbers of backers for this weekend. I’m very appreciative of them helping me make history. Hopefully we can have a clean and good run on Sunday.”


Jake Francis, The Milwaukee Mile Prior ARCA Race Results:

Date Event Start Finish Laps Status

No prior starts at The Milwaukee Mile

Fast Links:

Driver/Team: Jake Francis on the web: jdfracing.com

Sanction: ARCA RE/MAX Series: ARCARacing.com

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 and 15 minute session planned from 1:00pm-2:15pm. 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.


NAME: Chris Knight, Rebecca Kasten Racing-Francis Racing
PHONE: 239.834.9797
EMAIL: knight849@aol.com

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