David Levine Ready To Take On The “Tricky Triangle”
Driver: David Levine
Series: ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Event: Pocono ARCA 200
Track: Pocono Raceway
Team: Lira Motorsports
Car: No. 59 Momo / TraqGear / Ford Performance Ford Fusion
Race Date: June 6, 2015
Highland Park, IL racer David Levine has experience on many different kinds of race tracks, but Saturdays Pocono ARCA 200 will be his first time racing on a triangle. Pocono Raceway, in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, is known as “The Tricky Triangle” because of its unique, three-turn layout. To familiarize himself with the 2.5 mile track, the Scott Rookie Challenge points leader has been practicing on iRacing, and is participating in the ARCA open test on June 3rd.
“It’s not only the shape of the track that makes Pocono so different from other tracks, it’s that the three turns are not identical, and the three straights are not the same length,” David commented. “Many drivers compare Pocono to racing at a road course. I’m looking forward to experiencing it for myself.”
David will enter the eighth race of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season fifth in series driver points standings. He is leading the series Scott Rookie Challenge standings. His Lira Motorsports number 59 Ford Fusion will carry sponsorship from Momo, TraqGear and Ford Performance. Momo, an Italian company that produces a variety of specialty automotive products for motor racing and the aftermarket, joined the team as a new sponsor at the series most recent race at New Jersey Motorsports Park, and will be with the team for the remainder of the year. The Momo brand, which offers products in over sixty countries, is known for its values of product quality, superior craftsmanship, maximum safety standards, and the highest performance levels.
David Levine on Pocono Raceway: “After a tough race in New Jersey, I’ve been looking forward to getting to Pennsylvania for the Pocono ARCA 200. I’ve been using iRacing as much as I can this week to get myself familiar with the track, but I think the test day will be very helpful in truly learning the triangle layout before race day. Hopefully we can finish this weekend well!”
On track details… Drivers will have one 2-hour practice session on Friday, June 5th from 2:15-4:15pm. Menards Pole Qualifying Presented by Ansell in Saturday, June 6th at 10:05am. The start of the Pocono ARCA 200 is scheduled for Saturday at 1:00pm. The race distance is 200 miles (80 laps), and all of the action will be televised on Fox Sports 2.
Connect with David online… To find out more about David, explore his website at http://www.DavidLevineRacing.com. You can also catch up with him on facebook at /DavidLevineRacing and on twitter @DaveLevineRacin. Learn more about Lira Motorsports at http://www.LiraMotorsports.com.