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Brett Hudson Excited About Salem Return

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Brett Hudson, Eddie Gilstrap Motors ARCA Fall Classic

Brett Hudson Excited About Salem Return

Chris Knight
Brett Hudson Motorsports
September 13, 2007

SALEM, Indiana (September 13, 2007) Fresh off a impressive eighth place finish last Saturday afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway, Kentucky’s Brett Hudson is back and ready for more.

Returning to his normal grass roots of short track racing, Hudson will strap in behind his No. 39 Chevrolet Monte Carlo and look to better his career best fourth place Salem run netted this past April.

With two speedway events passing and conquering top-10 finishes at Kentucky Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway respectively, Hudson hates to relinquish his speedway success but welcomes the returning challenges of short track racing.

“I’ve enjoyed Kentucky and Chicagoland a lot, but I can’t wait for Salem Speedway this weekend,” said Brett Hudson, driver of the No. 39 Hudson Machine Chevrolet. “The spring race at Salem did a lot for my ARCA RE/MAX Series career and I think we have the capabilities of doing it again Saturday night.”

With Saturday’s Eddie Gilstrap Motors ARCA Fall Classic by Advance Auto Parts scheduled to be the last race of the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series season for Hudson and his team, the avid late model competitor hopes they can exit on a high note.

“We’ve had a great year,” continued Hudson . “Three races and three top-10 finishes is nothing to complain about. We’ve been able to switch from Chevrolet to Dodge and be competitive. There’s no doubt when we go back to Chevrolet this week, we’ll pick up right where we left off.”

When asked the big question about scoring his first career victory Saturday night, Hudson paused then answered.

“I think I would be speechless,” he replied. “You have no idea what a win would mean to this team. We’re coming locked and loaded this weekend with our eyes on taking the win. I think we have a good shot at it. We just have to survive the Salem attrition and be there in the end like we did in April.”

For the second straight week, the team will carry a different number since sporting their familiar No. 43 at Kentucky in July. Teaming up with Roulo Brothers Racing, BHM will carry that team’s recognizable No. 39.

“We’re happy to help out Gary and the Roulo Brothers race team this weekend at Salem . They will be on-hand, if we need any assistance and we look forward to helping them move up the owner standings.”

Habitat for Humanity, Double H Hydraulics and Hudson Machine will all sponsor Hudson ’s automobile in Saturday night’s dog fight.

“We have a great group of sponsors this weekend,” sounded Hudson . “Habitat for Humanity returns with us since Kentucky and picking up the new association with Double H Hydraulics and the long-standing support from Hudson Machine allows us to go out and do what we love and I appreciate that. Hopefully we can garnish our second top-five of the season Saturday.”

In addition to trying to secure more funding, the team is also stretching forward and looking ahead to the 2008 season.

“We’ve been working hard on our sponsorship program. We have a lot to offer, I mean a lot. This team has shown that we can run competitively on a speedway and a short track. I feel the strides we made on the track will help us off with our sponsorship search. Our goal is to run more frequently next season, so hopefully we can give a good sponsor a good home.”

The Eddie Gilstrap Motors ARCA Fall Classic by Advance Auto Parts (200 laps/110 miles) is the 21st of 23 races on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The 79th ARCA race held at Salem Speedway is a one-day show. Practice begins Saturday, September 15 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 1:30-2:35pm. ARCA SIM Factory pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 4:00pm Local Time. The event will take the green flag shortly after 7:15pm Local Time. The race will not be televised but additional race coverage is available online at arcaracing.com.

Brett Hudson, Brett Hudson Motorsports, Salem Speedway , Notes of Interest:

· Brett Hudson has made three 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. Last weekend, Hudson qualified a speedway best third before turning in a impressive eighth place finish.

· Brett Hudson will attempt to make his 14th career ARCA RE/MAX Series start Saturday night. In his previous 13 races, Hudson has produced one top-five and six top-10 finishes.

· Brett Hudson Motorsports will hang up the Dodge emblem this weekend and roll out the Chevrolet bowtie for the second ARCA event at Salem Speedway this season. It is the same automobile the team competed with at the half-mile facility earlier this year.

· Saturday’s race marks the final planned 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series race of the season for Brett Hudson Motorsports. The team plans to announce their plans for 2008 in the near future.



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

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