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Kentucky Native Brett Hudson Thrilled About Kentucky Return

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Brett Hudson, Drive Smart! Buckle Up Kentucky 150

Kentucky Native Brett Hudson Thrilled About Kentucky Return

Chris Knight
Brett Hudson Motorsports
May 8, 2008

SPARTA, Kentucky (May 8, 2008) - While part-time ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Brett Hudson is known for his short-track brilliance, the Owensboro, Kentucky native has recently developed a new edge for speedway racing. In addition to stout efforts on the short tracks last year Hudson delivered with top-10 efforts at the intermediate tracks of Kentucky Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway respectively.

With his new success on the mile-and-half-tracks, Hudson now returns to Kentucky Speedway this weekend hoping to keep the early success alive and bring his Brett Hudson Motorsports (BHM) team home with another noteworthy performance in Saturday night’s Drive Smart! Buckle Up Kentucky 150.

“We’re looking forward to Kentucky Speedway this weekend,” said Hudson, who plans to make his second start at the Sparta , Kentucky facility Saturday. “Our team has worked hard to make sure that the success we’ve had at Kentucky continues this weekend.”

Hudson continued, “Kentucky Speedway has a lot of significance to me. It’s a home track for me. Although three hours from where I live, Kentucky Speedway offers us a lot of support and we don’t plan to disappoint anyone Saturday night.”

For the third time in the team’s history, the team will roll out their No. 39 Hudson Machine Dodge Charger hoping to continue the early strength of the Charger under the lights Saturday night.

“This Dodge has been one heck of a piece,” Hudson sounded. “We raced it twice last year at Kentucky (July) and Chicagoland Speedway and it brought two top-10 finishes. We’ve cleaned it up and double checked everything with the intent to bring home our first top-10 finish of the season this weekend.”

Hudson continued, “We keep saying that we would be happy with a top-10 finish, but I think the improvements we’ve made to this team have the potential to carry us into the top-five. We have good motors, a hard-working dedicated team. I just have to be flawless behind the wheel.”

Hudson kicked off his 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series season at Salem Speedway in April. While the track is listed as one of Hudson ’s favorites, the race didn’t go as planned.

While running strong, Hudson would be collected in the “big one” on lap 30 which would consequently cause irreparable damage to the team’s No. 25 Chevrolet Monte Carlo forcing a 26th place finish.

“ Salem is in the past, we were really hoping to keep our streak alive there. While we’ll get another shot this fall, we’ve turned our focus towards our speedway program which begins this weekend.”

Hudson also stated, “I cannot forget to say Happy Mother’s Day to my mom. She comes to every race and is the first to tell me when I’ve done a good job and when I’ve done something wrong. I can’t imagine going to a race without her. I just want to thank her for being part of my racing career.”

The BHM team will host Hudson Machine Shop, G&A Trucking and Fannon & Rice Cable Construction as sponsors this weekend at Kentucky Speedway.

“I just want to personally thank all of our sponsors for being a part of our team this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. We’re going to the track this weekend on a mission and we hope to deliver. We need to bounce back after our Salem misfortune and doing it in our hometown would be beneficial.”

Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available for this weekend’s activities. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Lisa Hudson of Brett Hudson Motorsports at 270.929.2160 or hudson00@adelphia.net.

The Drive Smart! Buckle Up Kentucky 150 (150 miles/100 laps) is the sixth of 21 events on the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The first of two events held at Kentucky Speedway this season is a one-day show. Practice begins Saturday, May 10 with a two hour practice session planned from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ARCA SIM Factory pole qualifying is slated to begin at 3:30 p.m. The field will take the green flag shortly after 8:00 p.m. The race will not be televised but additional race coverage including live timing and scoring will be available online at arcaracing.com. All times are local.

Brett Hudson, Brett Hudson Motorsports , Kentucky Speedway

Notes of Interest:

· Brett Hudson is scheduled to make his second career ARCA start at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night. Last July, Hudson finished ninth after qualifying 22nd.

· Brett Hudson will attempt to make his 16th career ARCA RE/MAX Series start Saturday night. In his previous 15 races, Hudson has produced two top-fives and seven top-10 finishes.

· Brett Hudson Motorsports (BHM) will roll out their Dodge Charger model this weekend at Kentucky . BHM will fluctuate between their Dodge Charger model on the speedways before returning to the Chevrolet bowtie on the short tracks.

· Following Kentucky Speedway, Hudson is scheduled to take a breather before returning to Kentucky Speedway for the running of the Kentucky 150 on July 18.


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