(MOORESVILLE, N.C. - June 28, 2012) - From short track racing to road course action, Carter 2 Motorsports and Team Messina Rookie Challenge candidate Larry Barford Jr. are getting their fair share of experience at a variety of tracks.
The team will bring momentum to New Jersey Motorsports Park after Barford’s career-best ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards finish last weekend - 15th - at Winchester Speedway.
The half-mile track of Winchester is a far cry from the 2.25 miles and 14 turns that New Jersey's Thunderbolt Raceway present. Luckily, Barford has some experience making sharp turns at high speeds while working as a police officer.
“I did this all the time in a police car," said Barford (left in photo), who retired in 2007 from police work in Howard County, Maryland. “This will be a little different but I know how to catch bad guys on back country roads so I plan to use all my police skills to catch the leader.”
Driving the No. 04 VA Mortgage/First Mariner Bank Dodge/RAD Racing/Garage Insider TV Dodge, Barford knows that track time is the only real way to get an advantage.
“There’s nothing like actually being on the track," he said. "Overall, I plan to learn as much as I can get the seat time I need for next year.”
Team owner Roger Carter will once again take the reigns of the No. 40 R.J. Nash Construction/Kentucky Building/RaceDaySponsors.com Dodge. Team sponsors Gunk and Liquid Wrench, Savetheusconstitution.org, and IRSTaxSurvivor.com will also appear on both cars this weekend.
“Gaining experience will be key for us this weekend,” said Carter. “These last few weeks we have been going to tracks that Larry hasn’t been to before, so we’re here to learn and bring the car home in one piece. With his performance last week I have faith that we can do that again this weekend.”
To read more about Barford and the team, click below to visit two press releases on the Team News section of ARCARacing.com at ARCA Nation:
Barford Jr. Hoping Evasive Driving Training to Help at New Jersey
C2M Brings Momentum and High-Speed Chases to New Jersey
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