While most people had a relaxing Memorial Day weekend, UARA officials and drivers not only did the same but also prepared for their return to Anderson (SC) Motor Speedway after a five-year absence.
The series will take to the one-third mile speedway this Friday night, June 3. Making an appearance at their home track with the UARA-STARS are Marty Ward, Justin Sorrow, Anthony Anders, Ralph Carnes, and Jeremy Burns. These locals are battling with one of their own STARS, David Roberts. Before joining the UARA family, Roberts was a former regular at Anderson Motor Speedway.
Ronnie Bassett Jr., who is currently fifth in points, will be adding Roof Shampooing to the sponsors on his Fat Head Racing Chevrolet for the Anderson race. The company, which is based out of Maryland, will sponsor Bassett and his team for the remainder of the season.
“We’re really excited to add another partner on our team,” said Bassett. “It’s always exciting to have others interested in your program and I hope we can start the relationship with a trip to victory lane.”
Current points leader Brennan Poole stayed focused on racing during the holiday weekend as he worked on setting up his car up for the race on Friday night. Coming off a win from Rockingham with a 3V Performance engine, Poole did manage to get some rest while watching the Coke 600 and enjoyed some buffalo wings.
“You don’t always get a chance to relax in this business,” said Poole. “For me, racing is what I love, so I relax and enjoy the sacrifices that our servicemen have made over the years by watching events like the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600. On top of that, it’s always good to take a little time to spend with those who are close to you.”
Much like Poole, UARA announcer Tony Stevens spent some time getting his hands dirty at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday night by helping the Lee Faulk Racing team with drivers Pietro Fittipaldi, Shaun Sharkey and Tyler Hudson. Flagmen Danny and Brandon Willard also made an appearance Hickory and celebrated Memorial Day later in the weekend with a family cookout.
Rookie George Miedecke also decided to take it easy on the holiday as he spend time on the lake with some of his friends. Before heading to the lake to relax, Miedecke made his ARCA debut a few weeks ago in New Jersey driving for Venturini Motorsports. The rookie impressed many as he led the majority of the race and finished second.
Before preparing for her work week, Miss UARA Brittany Poe “relaxed by the pool and soaked up some rays.” Poe recently graduated college and used Memorial Day weekend to celebrate.