JOANIDES AND BORENSTEIN RACING SET TO MAKE GRAND NATIONAL SERIES DEBUT AT NEW HAMPSHIRE
Loren Borenstein started Borenstein Racing with the intentions of moving up the Nascar ladder. Loren at a very young age has already achieved success through multiple business ventures that most people can only dream of. He is applying the same strategy to racing, that has rewarded him with success in business. While most new owners and teams take years to build a competitive program, Loren has proven that when you do things right and put the right people in place, you can defy the odds. In just seven races this season, his team has already shown championship potential earning more points than any other team in the past four events in the Nascar Dodge Weekly Series with veteran driver Nick Joanides.
The goal for Borenstein Racing is to compete in the Grand National West Series full time in 2007. The team has been in search of obtaining equipment and cars for the future and this season was laid out to be a building year toward putting together a program that will allow them to achieve the same early season success they have experienced this year. This weekend, Borenstein Racing will take their second step toward achieving those goals.
Looking to obtain cars and equipment, Borenstein Racing with technical help from established Cup/Busch/Craftsman Truck Series team MacDonald/Barrett Motorsports will enter their first race in the Busch East Grand National Division at New Hampshire International Speedway this weekend. “We are looking to get the best equipment we can and this race allows us to get our feet wet and see how we stack up against the competition at the next level in building toward our goals for 2007” said Loren Borenstein.
While driver Nick Joanides has not competed at New Hampshire, he has experienced success at tracks with similar layouts in the Grand National and Elite Divisions and looks forward to the opportunity to compete in this prestigious event. “We are building toward next year and this will be a great opportunity for us to judge where we are and will allow us to better determine which direction we need to go with equipment for next year” said Joanides.
New Hampshire is a 1.058 mile paved oval and this event will be held in conjunction with the Nascar Nextel Cup and Busch Series races. The 125 lap race will be televised live on HDNET, Friday at 5:00 EST/2:00 PST. Immediately following the event, Nick Joanides will fly back to California to compete in his regularly scheduled event on Saturday at Irwindale Speedway.
Joanides is no stranger to traveling long distances for racing and running multiple races on the same weekend. In 2005, he traveled more than 40,000 miles from his California home to run the full season in the Nascar Autozone Elite Midwest Series. His efforts paid off as he qualified for the All-Star Showdown which was held at his home track in Irwindale, California. In the last month of the season in 2004, he competed in 9 races in 4 weeks between the Nascar Grand National West Series and the Autozone Elite Southwest Series.