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Brett Hudson Hopes Statement Continues In Chicagoland

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Brett Hudson, Chicagoland ARCA 200

Brett Hudson Hopes Statement Continues In Chicagoland

Chris Knight
Brett Hudson Motorsports
September 6, 2007

JOLIET, Illinois (September 6, 2007) For ARCA RE/MAX Series part-timer Brett Hudson he’s hoping that Saturday’s Chicagoland ARCA 200 will reel in the same outstanding performance he produced at Kentucky Speedway this July.

Having not competed in an ARCA event since collecting his second top-10 finish of the season, Hudson has been in deep thought about reproducing the finish in Saturday’s event while hoping to attract the attention of a car owner or sponsor that would put him behind the wheel for a full season.

“I remember the Kentucky race like it was yesterday,” Hudson recalled. “The day got off to a rocky start with our tire situation, but in the end, we shined. We’re heading into Chicagoland with the same goals and mentality we did with Kentucky and hopefully we can walk away with our third top-10 finish of the season.”

Kentucky Speedway also marked the first time that the Owensboro , Kentucky native made a speedway start and Hudson knows that this weekend won’t be the last.

“I think we showed that we can get the job done no matter where we go,” Hudson stated. “This Brett Hudson Motorsports team is all about looking professional and running up front. We only have two races under our belt this season, but we’ve excelled in both races, hopefully we’ll be able to back our performances in Saturday’s Chicagoland ARCA 200.”

The 20th event on the ARCA RE/MAX Series circuit will be the first of back-to-back weekends for Hudson . In addition to Saturday’s finale on the intermediate track, Hudson will return “home” to Salem Speedway for next Saturday’s thriller.

“I’m looking forward to Chicagoland, but we have a shot at winning Salem ,” Hudson sounded. “It’s one of my favorite races on the schedule and our stats are impeccable. Before we can think about Salem though, our focus is Chicagoland and running good on Saturday.”

The BHM team is still seeking sponsorship for Saturday’s race and the rookie is banking on a stout run with the hopes of bringing some funding to the table.

“It’s no secret that racing is expensive, but there is so much return on investment, it would be hard for a sponsor to say no. We’re working on a bunch of stuff. We couldn’t line up anything in time for Saturday’s race, but we’re hoping to run strong enough which we might be able to stand out and attract some attention.”

A crucial element that the team is hoping will help with the sponsorship search is the team’s No. 0 Dodge Charger. The team has worked around the clock preparing the same automobile the team debuted their speedway program with at Kentucky and Hudson feels like he may have one of the best pieces in the garage.

“Realistically if you rewind back to the past Chicagoland races, the Dodges have been strong. Dawayne Bryan won in 2005 with a Dodge and Steven Wallace won in a Dodge last year so that’s looking good for us. We didn’t test at Chicagoland, but I’m not worried, we have a good piece, a good motor and a good team for Saturday’s race, we just need to run like we did at Kentucky and the finish will fall into place.”

The Chicagoland ARCA 200 (134 laps/200 miles) is the 20th of 23 races on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The seventh ARCA race held at Chicagoland Speedway is a two-day show. Practice begins Friday, September 7 with a two hour practice session planned from 1:00pm-3:00pm. ARCA SIM Factory pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:00pm Local Time. The event will take the green flag, Saturday, September 8 shortly after 1:00pm Local Time. The race will be televised live on SPEED with additional race coverage online at arcaracing.com.

Brett Hudson, Brett Hudson Motorsports, Chicagoland Speedway

Notes of Interest:

· Brett Hudson has made two ARCA RE/MAX Series start this season at Salem Speedway this past April. After starting eighth, Hudson used his veteran knowledge of the brutal short track to score a fourth place finish, a career best. Earlier this summer, Hudson made his speedway debut at Kentucky Speedway. Blasting from his 22nd starting spot, Hudson maneuvered to net a ninth place run, his second top-10 in 2007.

· Brett Hudson will attempt to make his 13th career ARCA RE/MAX Series start Saturday. In his previous 12 races, Hudson has produced one top-five and five top-10 finishes.

· Brett Hudson Motorsports will again hang up the Chevrolet bowtie this weekend and roll out a new Dodge Charger the team purchased during the 2006 off season. The team is searching for a second straight top-10 finish in the No. 0 BHM Dodge Charger.

· Following Chicagoland Speedway, Hudson is scheduled to compete in the Eddie Gilstrap Motors ARCA Fall Classic by Advance Auto Parts at Salem Speedway on September 15.



NAME: Chris Knight, Brett Hudson Motorsports
PHONE: 239.834.9797
EMAIL: knight849@aol.com

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