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Korbin Forrister Looks For Successful ARCA Debut With Kimmel Racing

Stock Car Racing Topics:  Korbin Forrister, Menards 200

Korbin Forrister Looks For Successful ARCA Debut With Kimmel Racing

Chris Knight
Knight Motorsports Management
Kimmel Racing
May 16, 2012

Korbin Forrister
TOLEDO, Ohio (May 16, 2012) - - After months of anticipation, Korbin Forrister’s dream of competing in an ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race will come to fruition in Sunday’s Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway.

Last week, Kimmel Racing, a veteran team on the circuit announced that the 19-year old will compete in a minimum of four races on the 60-year old Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) tour beginning with the fifth race of the season in the No. 68 Tilted Kilt Ford Fusion.

With extensive preparation including testing and inside dialogue with the Clarksville, Indiana-based team, Forrister is eager for his chance to succeed in his inaugural ARCA start.

“I literally cannot wait for Sunday to get here,” said Forrister, a Late Model driver by trade. “It’s been super to be a part of this Kimmel Racing family, they have made me feel so at home and it’s been indescribable. Everyone at the shop has been really working hard on making sure they can give me the best car possible. It’s my job to go out there and deliver not only for them but Tilted Kilt as well.”

Speaking of Tilted Kilt, the Celtic-themed sports bar and restaurant chain will make its second consecutive sponsorship run with Kimmel Racing after pairing with Will Kimmel a few weeks ago at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Tilted Kilt is in the business of lifting spirits one burger, one beer, one guest, one visit, at a time. The Tilted Kilt experience is one-of-a-kind and will always leave you in a better mood than when you arrived.

“I’m looking forward to representing Tilted Kilt at Toledo, explained Forrister. “They did an awful lot for our team at Talladega and we’re extremely grateful for that. We were able to bring them a sixth place run there – so hopefully we can up the ante a little bit and give them a top-five finish on Sunday afternoon.”

Trying not to set his expectations too high, Forrister knows that he will have the equipment beneath him and plenty of support surrounding him, but in the back of his mind he’s trying to remain optimistic.

“I know that this team is capable of running in the top-five, they’ve shown it all season and I think we can do it on Sunday at Toledo. But, that may be asking for a lot in our debut together. If we can’t find ourselves somewhere in the hunt for a top-five, I think everyone would be satisfied if we can bring the No. 68 Tilted Kilt Ford Fusion home on the lead lap and with all of the fenders intact.”

To further prepare him for his entrance into the ARCA Racing Series, Forrister has made it clear that he will seek the advice of his teammate and mentor Will Kimmel.

“Will’s not only a teammate but a great friend,” he said. “He’s been racing a long time, a while in these ARCA cars in particular. He’s not one of those selfish people who is looking out just for himself. He wants to us all to succeed at Kimmel Racing, so it’s going to be a welcome feeling knowing that I can lean on him throughout the weekend to let him know what my car is doing and see what he suggests to do to make it better. I know his insight will be influential in making my ARCA debut a success.”

Bill Kimmel, owner of Kimmel Racing commented on having another young-gun join his stables. “Everyone is really happy to welcome Korbin to our team,” he said. “He has done some testing with us and has impressed us all. We know that he’s new to these types of cars, but I think he really will adjust well. We’re all looking forward to a good showing on Sunday afternoon.”

The Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care (200 laps / 100 miles) is the fifth of 20 events on the 2012 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The 71st ARCA race at Toledo Speedway is a two-day show. Practice begins Saturday, May 19 with a forty-five practice session planned from 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. A final practice is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Menards pole qualifying presented by Ansell is set for later in the day slated to begin at 3:30 p.m. The event will take the green flag Sunday, May 20 shortly after 2:00 p.m. The race will be televised on SPEED with a scheduled airing of 5:00 p.m. that evening. Additional coverage including timing and scoring available through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com. All times are local (Eastern).

For additional input on Kimmel Racing, please log on to kimmelracing.com.

Stay tuned for a newly re-launched website on Korbin Forrister at korbinforristerracing.com.

See the buzz for yourself on Tilted Kilt by clicking on TiltedKilt.com.

PHOTO CAPTION: Korbin Forrister, driver of the No. 68 Tilted Kilt Ford Fusion in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards for Kimmel Racing.


NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management
PHONE: 239.834.9797
EMAIL: chris@chrisknightpr.com

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