The Joey Coulter Pro-Truck Series opens its second season Saturday at New Smyrna Speedway2/11/2015
Orlando FL 2-10-15 - The Joey Coulter Florida Pro-Truck Series will begin its second season officially this Saturday night as part of the World Series at New Smyrna Speedway. A preliminary 25 Lap event is on the schedule for Friday night but it is not a series race, but a nice opportunity for driver to tune up.
Its a month earlier than the season began for the series in 2014, and many drivers are still trying to get their trucks rebuilt and ready for the new season. There as also been a move up by a couple drivers and some that can not compete full time in 2015 but will run selected events. There are a number of drivers who have responded and plan to be there this weekend including defending series champion Becca Monopoli, veterans Danny Anderson and J.R. Garcia. Last seasons most improved driver Rodney Haddock along with his son Blake will be competing, as well as returning to action another strong lady driver Whitney Poole. Also indicating they will be there are Eddie King Jr., Kody Jett, Eddie Lichtenberger Jr., David Patterson, Michael Goddard, Derek Pugh, Doug Elliott and Dean Butrum. There has been quite a few calls from the GA trucks and one driver from Charlotte NC planning the trip so we will see who shows for the big event.
The Speed 51 coverage is a plus for the series as they open the season and the series. Series owner Joey Coulter and series director Rick Bristol have hired exciting veteran announcer Ozzie Altman to handle the announcing for the series race this weekend, he announces big events all over the south, long time announcer of a few dirt traveling series.
Pit gates will open Friday morning at 8 a.m. Practice begins in rotation at 1 p.m. The Pro-Truck preliminary 25 lap event is last on the card. Saturday again pits open at 8 a.m. practice rotating beginning at 2 p.m. Qualifying will begin at 5:45 and the Joey Coulter Pro-Truck 50 will be first race after intermission.
We are excited to have Davenport Fights Back on board this season as a title sponsor, C.A.R.S. Racing for a Cause Inc. and the Joey Coulter Charity 200 Race Weekend are also sponsoring the series. There are a couple other sponsor deals being worked on and they will be announced as soon as possible.
Hope to see you all Saturday night for the sea on opener, bring some warm clothes it will be cold in the stands but the action will be Hot ! Go to www.carsevents.com of more info on the series. Go towww.newsmyrnaspeedway.org for World Series info !