Jared Marks, No. 12 UNOH/Dodge Motorsports Dodge Charger Mobile ARCA 200 Preview
TRACK FACTS: Half mile paved oval. MIS has a long history of racing including notables such as the infamous Alabama Gang. Opening in 1964, this track is also known as “Alabama’s Fastest Half Mile” and continues to draw fans and racers from around the area.
JARED ON GETTING BACK TO RACING: “I’m excited about starting my first race of the 2012 season on a short track compared to a lot of the drivers who started at Daytona. I’m not too keen on watching the race from our pit box so I am pretty happy about getting back behind the wheel this weekend. We have never been to Mobile so it should be interesting, the guys seem pretty confident they have given me a car capable of winning the race.”
TEAM TMR ON “Alabama’s Fastest Half Mile”: It is the first of two new short tracks added to the ARCA Series schedule for 2012. The addition of crew chief Wayne Carroll to the team this year adds to the really strong short track program the team built last year; this will be the first time Carroll will call the shots for the 17 year old Dodge Motorsports Development Driver.
TMR CHASSIS #006: Jared Marks and the Tony Marks Racing team will use this former Evernham Motorsports chassis for the Mobile ARCA 200. Jared last ran this car in the Federated Car Care 200 at Toledo Speedway where he started 7th and had a 10th place finish.
JARED FAST FACTS: First race in 2012 season and only the 8th ARCA Racing Series start for this Rookie competing only on short tracks in 2011 due to the age limit rule set by the series; best finish-4th Salem Speedway 2011.
JARED’S FUN FACTS: In the off season, Jared spent some time in a Los Angeles music studio where he recorded a song titled “The Undertaker”. You can preview the song on the TMR website by following the link below.
RACE INFORMATION: The schedule for the Mobile ARCA 200 kicks off on Friday, March 9th with practice from 1:30-5:00PM followed by Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell at 7:00PM. An On-Track Autograph Session will be held Saturday, March 10thfrom 12:00-1:00PM and green flag racing begins at 2:00PM, all times Central.