Big Machine Records Challenge Series Opener up Next for Willard
After opening up the season with last weekend in Alabama and Florida, Brennon Willard and the Willard Motorsports team will travel to Nashville, TN to the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, for the opening race of the Big Machine Records Pro Late Model Challenge Series. “We are all excited about Nashville, I remember going there with my grandpa when I was six years old and dreaming about racing there,” said Willard. “Nashville is a big high banked fast race track so I’m sure it going to be lots of fun and very exciting.”
Brennon will bring the Royal Purple, Willard Asphalt, Chevrolet into Nashville trying to build more momentum after last weekend’s races down south. “We didn’t have the finishes that we would have liked last weekend, especially at Mobile,” said Willard. “I struggled getting used to the track and felt like I figured it out before we had mechanical issues at the end.” Mechanical issues knocked Brennon back to a 16th place finish on Saturday night at Mobile International Speedway, after making his way from 18th to 11th just past the halfway point in the race. The team traveled to Pensacola on Sunday for the Allen Turner 100 and finished up with a 12th place finish. “I put us behind both nights with poor qualifying efforts,” said Willard. “We had a much better car than I showed in qualifying, but I feel like that part of our program is getting better each week, which is what we have to do to prepare for the Mercy Masters of the Pros at I-44 Speedway in May.” The Willard Motorsports team will have their work cut out for them this weekend, as the huge purse is expected to bring in the best teams from the Midwest and the South. “The huge payout that Nashville has put up is no doubt going to bring in some of the best drivers in the country,” said Willard. Several Late Model stars have already entered this weekend’s race including Sterling Marlin, Willie Allen, and defending Lebanon I-44 Speedway Pro Late Model Champion Cole Williams.
This weekend will wrap up a busy two week stretch in preparation for the Pro Late Model season at Lebanon I-44 Speedway as Willard and team set their eyes on the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Track Championship. “We needed to run some races this offseason to get better and build on the momentum that we had at the end of 2013 at I-44,” Willard explained. “These two race weekends should help me a lot as a driver to prepare for the 2014 season at home.” The NASCAR Whelen All American Series kicks off the season at Lebanon I-44 Speedway with the season opening race on Saturday, April 26th and will run weekly until the end of September.
For more information about Brennon please visit www.brennonwillard.com, like him on Facebook at Brennon Willard Racing or on Twitter @brennonwillard.
We would like to thank our 2014 Marketing Partners; Willard Asphalt, Royal Purple Synthetic Oils, Wounded Warrior Fund, Keyser Port City Racing, Eibach Springs, JRI Shocks, Five Star Bodies, McGunegill Engine Performance, Simpson Race Products, Kevin Crider Motorsports, Tony Jackson Racing, Bumble Bee Racing, Mid-Missouri Investigations, Butler Built Professional Seat Systems, Schoenfeld Headers, Midwest Sheet Metal, K and N Filters, Trailer Trendz, Pro Dezigns, and Racindirt.com