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Win-Tron Racing Ready To Soar In Daytona

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Dominick Casola, ARCA 200 at Daytona

Win-Tron Racing Ready To Soar In Daytona

Chris Knight
Win-Tron Racing
February 7, 2008

“ Minnesota Based Team Looking To Send Casola To First Career ARCA Victory”

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (February 7, 2008) - - A new driver is in the seat, but the same great Win-Tron Racing (formerly Country Joe Racing) crew is back for another year of ARCA competition, but as the team steers towards Saturday’s 45th annual ARCA 200 at Daytona, Win-Tron Racing has plenty to be looking forward to after the team literally dominated ARCA RE/MAX Series pre-season testing at the 2.5-mile Speedway in December. Two months later, the group is aiming to lead the way in the Super Bowl event for the 56-year old tour.

With sophomore ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Dominick Casola at the helm, the entire Win-Tron looks to continue their winning streak which has seen the standout ARCA organization win at least one race over the past three years and the team is plenty confident that their momentum could find them in victory lane Saturday afternoon.

“We would be lying if we told everyone that we didn’t think we had a chance to win the ARCA 200 at Daytona,” said Nate Thiesse, co-owner of Win-Tron Racing. “Since Talladega , our team has worked around the clock to bring several competitive Dodge Chargers for our biggest race of the year. After the test, we were satisfied, but went back to the shop looking for even more. We also believe in our driver Dominick Casola. He really showed a lot of talent at the end of last year. His determination to get the job done really impressed us at the test and we have no reservation that he can step up to the plate and be in the thick of the battle this weekend at Daytona.”

For Casola, the 2007 season was a positive one for the Holmdel, New Jersey native. In addition to several top-10 finishes, Casola burst onto the ARCA scene with a very impressive third place run in his “restrictor plate” debut at Talladega Superspeedway last October. With Casola thirsty for more of the same at Daytona, the former United Speed Alliance Racing (Hooter’s Pro Cup) Series driver is proud to be driving for Win-Tron Racing.

“Daytona is here and I am ready,” stated Casola. “We had an absolutely incredible test in December. The entire Win-Tron Racing bunch has put more hours than anyone can count with the goal to win the biggest race of the ARCA season. There’s no doubt in my mind that we can unload as strong if not stronger this week.” Casola added, “These guys are winners and their record speaks for itself. Talladega was the biggest race of my career, but Daytona will take over that role when I take the green flag on Saturday and I’m looking forward to the green flag with Win-Tron Racing!”

When asked about joining a team of Win-Tron Racing’s caliber, Casola was quick to point out he’s at home. “This is a new year for me and the lineup that Win-Tron Racing has is stout. Sometimes you go into a new situation a little nervous, but they make me feel right at home. The crew believes in me and as a driver. You can’t ask for much more. I know we have a shot at winning the race, we just need a little luck too.”

Thiesse noted, “Dominick doesn’t have a lot of superspeedway experience, but no doubt that his superior performance at Talladega last year brings any worries of his ability to get the job done to a screeching halt. His feedback at the test was exactly what we were looking for and his devotion to making a promising statement on the track puts the team high on the totem pole. If we aren’t one of the favorites to win, we’re definitely a sleeper.”

Win-Tron Racing will run a full ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule this season with hopes of capturing the coveted car owner’s championship. Casola and Win-Tron Racing standout James Buescher will pilot the team’s ARCA RE/MAX Series entries this year.

A. Casola Farms, a family-owned business will sponsor Casola’s No. 32 Dodge Charger this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Casola will make his 23rd career ARCA start and his second restrictor plate event on Saturday.

Stay tuned for a new website, but in the meantime further information on Win-Tron Racing is available by visiting win-tronracing.com or contacting Nate Thiesse at 952.469.1839. For more on Dominick Casola please visit, DominickCasola.com.

The ARCA 200 at Daytona (80 laps/200 miles) is the first of 21 events on the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The 45th ARCA race held at Daytona is a three-day show. Practice begins Thursday, February 7 with a five hour practice session planned from 12:00-5:00 p.m. ARCA SIM Factory pole qualifying is set for Friday, February 8 slated to begin at 12:00 p.m. A one hour and five minute final practice session is etched in on Friday evening from 5:10pm-6:15pm. The event will take the green flag on Saturday, February 9 shortly after 4:00 p.m. The race will be televised live on SPEED with additional race coverage online at arcaracing.com. All times are local.


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