From Lance Jennings, image courtesy of Doug Allen
(Gardena, CA, October 25, 2011) Greg Alexander, the young racing star from Gardena, California, is preparing for his second foray into the tough world of the Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway on November 3rd, 4th and 5th. Alexander will be in the cockpit of the John Belegante #23 Barnes Systems, Amsoil, Persall Masonry, Scott’s Headers and Mufflers car at the countries most prestigious traditional sprint car race.
The Budweiser Oval Nationals will pit Alexander against the top sprint car drivers from both the Amsoil National Sprint Car Series and the Amsoil USAC/CRA Series in three demanding nights of action. Racing three nights in a row against the best in the business can be a tough proposition for any team and that includes the Bellegante #23.
“Fortunately some fans and supporters stepped up and helped us out,” Alexander said. “We really want to thank them for getting involved. Without them, I am not sure we would have been able to race at the Oval Nationals.”
If anybody else wants to jump on board and help, please call Alexander anytime after 4:00 PM at (714) 610-4566 or send an E-mail to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. For everyone who helps, Alexander will give them a signed 8 X 10 photograph and they will get PA plugs at the Oval Nationals.
The easy smiling 22-year-old driver’s last appearance in the USAC West Coast 360 Series came at the last points paying race at the Thunderbowl in Tulare on October 8th. The night started off bright when he qualified second quick in the 22-car field. He was steaming his way towards the front of the pack in the main event when the engine began to steam as well when it got hot. Rather than risk damage to the power plant, Alexander pulled off and finished a disappointing 15th. However, he still managed to end up an impressive seventh in the season long standings despite missing two races.
Plans are already underway for 2012 and if you would like to be a part of Greg Alexander’s racing efforts, please use the contact information in this release. Look for news regarding his 2012 campaign within the next 30 days.
Media, please feel free to use the photo at the top of this release. If used, please give photo credit to Doug Allen.
Date Track Series Finish
3/12/11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11h A Main
3/19/11 Thunderbowl Raceway West Coast 360 3rd A Main
4/2/11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 10th A Main
4/9/11 Santa Maria Speedway West Coast 360 10th A Main
4/16/11 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC West 360 16th A Main
4/30/11 Thunderbowl Raceway UASC West 360 4th A Main
5/14/11 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC West 360 5th A Main
5/21/11 Giant Chevrolet Kings USAC West 360 21st A Main
5/28/11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 19th A Main
6/4/11 Ventura Raceway VRA 16th A Main
7/2/11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 14th A Main
7/16/11 Giant Chevrolet Kings USAC West 360 17th A Main
7/16/11 Giant Chevrolet Kings USAC West 360 10th A Main
7/23/11 Victorville Raceway Pk. Open Comp 5th A Main
8/20/11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 8th A Main
8/27/11 Santa Maria Speedway West Coast 360 8th A Main
9/10/11 Giant Chevrolet Kings West Coast 360 4th A Main
9/17/11 Santa Maria Speedway West Coast 360 5th A Main
9/24/11 Giant Chevrolet Kings West Coast 360 17th A Main
10/8/11 Thunderbowl Raceway West Coast 360 15th A Main