Talkin’ Shop – A Look at Tucker Racing’s 2014 Prep
Look outside your window – especially if you live in New Brunswick, it may be hard to believe the season goes green in less than two months. If you are planning on hitting the Speedway 660 opener on May 11th, you have 43 days from now to get your car ready.
It’s crunch time? Yeah, you could say that.
Dustin Tucker from Tucker Racing sent in some photos of their build for the 2014 season, which they are calling “the new toy” at this point. The new car, which has just received a new sleek, black Five Star Body, is slated to be run in special shows, such as the Pro All Stars Series race at Speedway 660 in June and any races at Petty Raceway or Speedway Miramichi the team can fit into the schedule.
The car in which Shawn Tucker experienced his late season success with in 2013 is sitting under a car cover and has been there since the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour finale, the Dartmouth Dodge 200 at Scotia Speedworld, back on September 14th, 2013.
The plan is for the team to once again run full-time on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour, but the team is still looking for the funding needed for Shawn to run the full schedule on the Tour. For a company looking to advertise with a race team – I don’t think you’re going to find a better deal for your advertising dollar. Remember this team won an Auto Value 250, IWK 250 and River Glade International – all in the same year! Not to mention, the team took home top honors in the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Power Performer of the Year in 2013! Most teams only dream of doing in their whole career what Tucker accomplished in 2013 alone.
As for Dustin, he is chomping at the bit to get out on the race track and back behind the wheel himself. He tells me that his schedule is “up to the bosses,” but he has the first three Speedway 660 races on May 11th, 18th and 25th on his radar. After that, his schedule will be hit or miss, but he tells me he would love to run in Miramichi. Again though, according to Dustin, that is the boss’s call!
If you are looking for parts to get your car ready for that May green flag, be sure to give Tucker Racing Products a call. You can message them via their Facebook page, or give them a shout at 506-450-2051 – and be sure to tell them you saw them on TimsCorner.ca.
Now, enough talk, more rock. Here’s a couple of photos from the shop!
The car Tucker drove to victory lane for four Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour victories in 2013 remains under a cover, the way it came off the track after the 2013 Dartmouth Dodge 200 at Scotia Speedworld. Its “hibernation period” is about over as the 2014 season is just around the corner.
Shawn Tucker (center) held off Brad Keselowski (bottom) to win the 2013 IWK 250 at Riverside Speedway. Photos by McCarthy Photographic.