November 29th, 2013- With the racing season now long over, the only thing remaining on the Arbuthnot Racing team’s schedule was the annual DIRTcar Awards banquet that took place at the Holiday Inn Express in Liverpool, New York. Ryan was on hand to accept his award for his sixth place overall finish in the DIRTcar 358 Modified point standings, and also received the DIRT car Rookie of the Year award for his outstanding rookie season.
Going into a brand new division always has some anxiety to go with it at the beginning of the season. The Arbuthnot Racing team didn’t know what to expect as they entered into their first season of DIRTcar 358 Modified racing after spending the better part of two seasons in the Sportsman division. The team called Brockville Ontario Speedway their home track, and also raced at Mohawk International Raceway and Cornwall Speedway on various weekends throughout the season, as well as following the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series.
Like many first year drivers in a new division, there were plenty of highs and lows throughout the course of the season. The highlight of the year came on Saturday, August 24th, as they picked up their first career DIRTcar 358 Modified feature win.
“It was a good year for us. We really learned a lot”, says Arbuthnot. “We really enjoyed following the DIRTcar Series, and can’t wait to get started again in 2014. I really have to thank everyone that helped us out this year from the crewmembers, to sponsors, my family and all the race fans. We wish you all a happy holiday season and we look forward to seeing what 2014 brings”.
Arbuthnot plans to race weekly at Mohawk International Raceway on Friday nights in 2014 in addition to Brockville Speedway on Saturday nights. The team will also continue to follow the Mr. DIRTcar 358 Modified series.
Arbuthnot Racing would like to thank Bob East (Crew Chief), Tyler Lambert, Krystyn, Dad (Steve), Susie and Grandfather (Ron) for all their hard work and support as well as sponsors Valley Sales and Equipment, Pirie Insulation, 1000 Islands RV, Welch LLP, Finnigan’s Road House, Engine Research, Axcel Sports, Valken Racing, Finish Line Web Design, Number One Speed Shock Service and Bicknell Racing Products. The team would also like to welcome Tony Corcoran Speed and Performance as a sponsor for the 2014 season.
For more information on Ryan Arbuthnot and Arbuthnot Racing, please visit us online at arbuthnotracing.com. You will find the latest team news, race results, schedule, photos and direct links to our sponsor’s websites, giving fans easy access to support the companies that support our team.
From: Craig Revelle/ Finish Line Web Design
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