CRA: Series driver Mooi to make ARCA debut
MOOI TO MAKE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES DEBUT SATURDAY AT BERLIN RACEWAY Salem, IN (July 5, 2007) -- 18-year-old CRA Super Series rookie competitor Ray Mooi will make his ARCA RE/MAX Series debut at Berlin Raceway in this weekend's Request Foods-GFS ...
MOOI TO MAKE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES DEBUT SATURDAY AT BERLIN RACEWAY
Salem, IN (July 5, 2007) -- 18-year-old CRA Super Series rookie competitor Ray Mooi will make his ARCA RE/MAX Series debut at Berlin Raceway in this weekend's Request Foods-GFS 200 in the Cunningham Motorsports #4 Dodge. Mooi, a New Lenox, Illinois native, is currently 12th in CRA Super Series points after 7 events, despite missing the May 20th series event because of his high school graduation. Mooi is currently 3rd in the Team Full Throttle Driver Development Services Rookie Of The Year Standings, with a best finish of 12th at the June 9th Anderson Speedway event. Mooi's other best finishes were 13th at this past Saturday's event at Angola Motor Speedway and 14th at the June 2 event at Columbus Motor Speedway.
"We want to accomplish a number of things this weekend but first and foremost, realistically, just finish the race," remarked Mooi. "I know that I have a lot to learn with these cars. The team that Mark Gibson and Kerry Scherer have put together at Cunningham Motorsports is a great group of people with a lot of experience. My biggest challenge will be getting use to the car in race conditions. The guys have and will give me a car that is competitive and I know it will be fun to drive. I would like to thank a lot of people also in helping me get the chance to drive this weekend. First I would like to thank the ARCA Series, my mentor and teacher Bob Strait, Mark Gibson and a special thanks to Kerry Scherer and the guys at Cunningham Motorsports. Also Mike Crews and Aaron, and especially my Dad, Mom, and my sisters Gina and Marley, without all of these folks this would not be possible."
Ray started racing go-karts at age 8, winning features and finishing 2nd in points in the 2004 season. Moving from go-karts to Legend cars and on to the Mid American cars and now late models with the CRA Super Series, Mooi has created for himself a very attractive resume. Between a well-rounded career in racing and the success he has shown in various venues, Mooi has set himself up for an exciting opportunity with the Cunningham Motorsports Dodge Development Program. Mooi has joined up with the #4 Dodge Motorsports Dodge Charger team headed veteran team owner and racer Mark Gibson. The team plans on giving Mooi all the right tools, in order, for him to have a successful run this weekend at Berlin Raceway.