South Point Racing's Silverados Ready to Roll
With a little less than a week separating the South Point Racing team from preseason testing things are starting to take shape. Gone are the bare rolling chassis, in their place stand new 2007 Chevy Silverados. It’s taken a yeoman’s effort to be ready --- but the transporters are being readied and the crew is preparing for travel.
There’s no doubt, there are some very long hours invested in South Point Racing’s efforts to regain its championship form, but crew chief Bryan Berry likes what he’s seeing.
“The proof is yet to be seen on the race track but everything so far is going good,” said Berry as he surveyed the South Point Racing shops. “The Chevrolet people have been great to us. With the history I’ve had with Chevrolet in the past I look for nothing but good when we hit Daytona’s high-banks this coming weekend.”
The preseason testing schedule for Berry and his boys is very aggressive and by the time the team leaves Florida every type of track on the Craftsman Truck Series schedule will have been explored.
After a three day Daytona test the South Point Racing team will head south to the 1.5-mile long Homestead track, where several days of testing will take place. From there it’s off to Lakeland, FL for several more days of experimentation.
During the hectic push driver Brendan Gaughan will have run on a super speedway, intermediate and short track.
“We’re going to the Daytona test for three days and we’re going to have to mess with the attitude of the truck to see how it runs there because there’s no valence on it,” explains Berry. “We’ll leave there and two days later we go to Homestead and test there for two days. Then four days after that we’re going to do a short track test at Lakeland for two days. We’re trying to cover a lot of bases to help our flat track and short track programs as well.”
There’s no doubt that the effort will help the team gain experience on the new Silverado – and that with a break or two throughout the year South Point Racing will be a force to be reckoned with.