(MOORESVILLE, N.C. - July 3, 2012) - Braving the heat wave that swept the Northeast, Larry Barford Jr. was able to bring his No. 04 VAMortgage.com/1st Mariner Mortgage/Madison Settlement Services/Trauma Doc Dodge Charger to a 17th-place finish at New Jersey Motorsports Park. The finish brought Barford from 14th to 11th place in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards point standings.
“When we went out for the first practice I was kind of nervous. My only experience on a road course was in karting and in police work, and it is a tough thing to get used to. Once I got the layout of the track it was fine. The way the car was set up made it tough to see. I really had to rely on my spotters, Austin Pollack and Dan Collins, who did an awesome job, I couldn’t have asked for more. I never had to look in my mirror once” explained Barford.
After completing practice and qualifying on Saturday Larry left the track to relocate his RV from a nearby campground which was evacuated due to damage from the destructive storms. He and his family moved to the track which was one of the only locations within 70 miles of the track to have power restored.
Sunday’s race saw Larry start from the 25th position. After the first caution, Larry’s helmet cool box failed and with temperatures inside the car in excess of 150 degrees, the water bottle heated to undrinkable temperatures. Larry was able to adapt and overcome the heat due to his physical conditioning. Working a consistent line, he was able to conserve his brakes and avoid any on track incidents, advancing to 19th by mid race and bringing the #04 Dodge Charger home without any damage in 17th place. “I want to thank 1st Mariner Mortgage, Trauma Doc, VAMortgage.com, and Madison Settlement Services for all the help they have given us this season. Without their help, I wouldn’t be able to make it to the track each week and live my dream. I can’t say enough about C2M and my crew. Although the car I drove was not a road course car, the crew at C2M did an excellent job of getting it as close to a road course car as they could. Thanks to the C2M crew for a great job!” commented Larry after getting out of the car.
Next up will be the Prairie Meadows 200 at Iowa Speedway, a night race to be televised on SPEED on Friday July 13th. Live timing and scoring will also be available for practice, qualifying and the race at www.arcaracing.com
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For more information on Carter 2 Motorsports or Larry, please visit:
Larry Barford, Jr., www.larrybarfordjr.com
For more information on the 04 Dodge Charger Marketing Partners, please visit:
1st Mariner Mortgage, www.1stmarinermortgage.com
VA Mortgage.com, www.vamortgage.com
Madison Settlement Services, www.madisonsettlements.com
Ron Paul, www.ronpaul.com