15 JUL 01
BEATTIE HUNTS BEST FINISH YET IN SALEM
J.C. felt optimistic about the car going into this weekend's race and
was anxious to get started. With a lap time of 17.684 seconds, Beattie
Jr was just .4 seconds off the time of pole-sitter, Butch Miller. "The
car felt good in turn one and two, but was a little loose in three and
four" said Beattie Jr. "We'll just have to wait and see how
the race goes."
Late in the race, J.C. had managed to weave his way up to 13th place,
and was closing in on Mike Garvey, who had started up in 7th. On lap 286,
Garvey went wide in turn three and J.C. slipped the #09 down the inside.
It was a bold move by the boy Beattie, but crew chief, Jack Smith, had
assured him that the tires were matched perfect and staggered special.
The move put him in 12th place and J.C. held that position to the checkered
"We've been working hard all year," J.C. said. "It's feels
great to have this kind of result after spending so much time and effort.
It's nice to have some consistency, and the crew and myself are only looking
to get better."
Fans in the Baltimore area can listen for J.C. Beattie, Jr. on The Checkered
Flag, a radio program covering NASCAR, CART, IRL, and Maryland racing.
The Checkered Flag can be heard on WNST 1570 AM, Saturdays between 9 and
11 AM. Be sure to check www.jcbeattie.com
often for the latest information on J.C. Beattie, Jr. and the ATI Performance