No. 1 Valvoline/Seubert Calf Ranches Ford Mustang
Race Preview Fact Sheet
Event/Date: Bubba Army Winternationals – Feb. 13-15, 2015
Venue: Bubba Raceway Park (BRP) – Ocala, Fla.
This week’s Valvoline/Seubert Calf Ranches Ford … Josh Richards will pilot chassis No. 24 at Bubba Raceway Park. This No. 1 Rocket machine was previously run this season at Screven Motorsports Complex, where Richards finished first, fourth and fifteenth.
Stats at BRP … Richards has two wins (2012, 2013) and eight top-five finishes in eight-career starts at BRP. His best start of first came on two separate occasions in 2012. The West Virginia driver hasn’t finished worse than fourth in his eight appearances at the track.
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Record Holder … Richards holds the record for the fastest qualifying lap in a late model at Bubba Raceway Park. In 2013 he ran a lighting-fast lap of 13.771 seconds around the three-eighths-mile, D-shaped clay oval.
Race Rewind … Richards’ last appearance at the Ocala-based track was in 2013 where he started third and took command of the race on Lap 18, leading the remaining 58 laps en route to his second win of the season.
Track Facts … Bubba Raceway Park is a semi-banked, three-eights-mile oval that first opened in 1952, making it one of Florida’s oldest race facilities. The track operated as a clay oval for its first 45 years before being covered with asphalt. After 10 years as a pavement track, it was converted back to a clay surface in 2008.
JOSH RICHARDS QUOTE:
Richards’ Thoughts on Racing at Bubba Raceway Park: “I’m ready to go racing at Bubba Raceway Park. We ran some practice laps last night (Thursday) and our Valvoline car was pretty good. The track surface is different this year, it looks like it might be littler harder than normal. We’ve got a little work to do to get it figured out, but we’re excited to go racing. We’ve had a great Speedweeks so far, and we’re hoping to make it even better this weekend.”
Josh Richards’ No. 1 team carries support from Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Joy Global, Ace Welding, Petroff Towing, Sallack Well Service, Rocket Chassis, Durham Engines, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sunoco Racing Fuels, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing, Slavic Custom Tee Shirts And Graphics, Brown and Miller, Brazwell Carburetors, Bazell Racing Fuels, ButlerBuilt Seat, Beyea Headers, Performance Rod and Custom, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Frankland Rear Ends, Simpson Safety Equipment, J E Pistons, Strange Oval, Wrisco Aluminum, R2C Filters, Aurora Rod Ends, Snap On Tools, Scott Wires, Trick Carbon Fiber Drive Shafts, Five Star Bodies, Jones Racing Products, Howe Racing, Performance Bodies, Lithionics Batteries, Brinn Transmissions, Eagle One, Car Brite, ATL Fuel Cells, Dohm’s Cycles, Weld Wheels, Barnes Oil Systems, Tel-Tac, MSD Ignitions.