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ATI CREW PUT FORTH AN AWESOME EFFORT IN SOUTH BOSTON
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8 APR 02
JC CHARGES TO FINISH 14TH IN TIRERACK.COM 300
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HEAT AND ABRASIVE TRACK NOT ENOUGH TO SLOW BEATTIE IN PENSACOLA
May 15, 2002 - Baltimore, MD

ATI Performance Racing was ready to take on the tire monster known as Five Flags Speedway. The track has an abrasive surface that causes tires to wear much faster than normal. Tire management and fuel mileage would play a major role in Sunday's ASAracing.com 300 in Pensacola, FL. Lets also not forget about the Florida heat that can be a monster in itself.

JC and the guys knew going in that it was going to be a tough weekend in Pensacola, FL. Tire management was the top priority of the ATI Team. Crew chief Alan Massengill wanted the car to be good on long runs with old tires because the abrasive track surface made the tires wear much quicker. So the crew worked mainly on a couple of race setups on Saturday instead of qualifying setups and chose the best one for the conditions. Beattie had to make his qualifying run early in the day which turned out to be the wrong time to qualify as the track got faster later in the day when the temperature cooled off.

Starting 26th did not make the weekend any easier for JC and the guys, but they stayed focused and were determined to make a good run. The car ran better as the race progressed while JC steered clear of trouble battling to the front. A few air pressure and track bar adjustments by the crew during some excellent pit stops made the car even better. Late in the race the ATI Chevy Monte Carlo worked its way into the top fifteen and stayed there to finish 13th.

"JC did a heck of a job being very patient with the car and the conditions. The crew also worked well together and we had some real quick pit stops," commented Massengill.

Joey Clanton won his 4th straight and became the first ASA driver to win four consecutive events to start the season.

Next on the ASA Tour is Hawkeye Downs Speedway, Sunday May 19, 2002 at 2PM EST broadcast live on TNN. Log onto www.jcbeattie.com and www.asaracing.com for the latest news and information on JC Beattie Jr.



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