Posted by BMR in Brett Moffitt Racing on 8/8/2013

MID-SEASON UPDATE

With the 2013 racing schedule entering the last half of the season, the struggles continue for Brett Moffitt and the Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE) No. 11 AISIN Toyota Camry team.  The Dave McCarty-led NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team battled an ill-handling racecar again throughout most of the Pork Be Inspired 150 at Iowa Speedway last weekend.  The winner of the event led every lap of the race flag to flag, and although the HRE team worked hard to find a set up that would take their entry to the front, Moffitt was never able to get closer to the leader than the fourth position.  He eventually finished the night in ninth place, salvaging another top ten finish as the car continued to fade while the final laps wound down.

“Unfortunately, we have struggled with the handling of our cars at the majority of the races this season, and it has really affected our ability to contend for the series points championship.  We do not know why we are struggling, so all we can do at this juncture is to try to regroup and get the team on track while we still have an opportunity to come back,” said Moffitt.  “The best news is that we are still second in the standings, and we actually gained a couple of points on the leader last weekend.  Although we were scored 9th overall, we had a 7th place finish in the East Series.” 



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Moffitt was able to use the race at his home track in Newton, IA as a means to spend a little time with his family between NASCAR commitments.  He is taking a short break to do some boating and skiing on Saylorville Lake and celebrates his 21st birthday on August 7th.

Moffitt also continues to enjoy success and showcase his talents in other avenues on the racing scene as well.  He performs regular testing of Sprint Cup cars for Michael Waltrip Racing and spent last Tuesday and Wednesday in Nashville adding to the thousands of laps of seat time he has gained in the Cup cars.  He also had the opportunity to serve as spotter for Kenny Wallace during the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway and spent Saturday in the tower gaining exposure to a totally different vantage point. 


“What’s Up?"

On August 17th, Moffitt will travel to Michigan for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Michigan International Speedway, where he will again drive the No. 13 ThorSport Racing Toyota, a truck that is crewed by Frank Kimmel’s ARCA team.  Last time out in the No. 13, Moffitt scored a respectable 14th place finish in his debut in the NCWTS.

Moffitt’s next outing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for HRE will be on August 24th in the Biscuitville 125 at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), located in Alton, VA.  VIR is a 2.25 mile asphalt road course where the series will run the first of the season’s two road course events.

“We will go to VIR with a 21 point deficit in the year-to-date point standings, which certainly presents a challenge for our team, but it is not an insurmountable obstacle if we can figure out in the meantime why the team has continued to stumble.  We certainly do not plan to throw in the towel and give up.  You can expect to see us come out with our very best effort when we get to Virginia,” stated Moffitt.  The team will attend an open test session in Virginia next week.

For additional information, and to follow Moffitt’s racing career, log on at: www.brettmoffittracing.com.  For information about Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE), log on at www.hre.us.com.  To stay up to date with all of Moffitt’s news, both on the track and off, follow him on Facebook at Brett Moffitt Racing or Twitter @BrettMoffitt11.  For information on sponsorship opportunities with Brett Moffitt Racing, contact Dick Moffitt at:  515/202-2310 or rmoffitt@destinyhomesusa.com.

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