DENVER, N.C. – Trevor Sanborn of Parsonsfield, Maine, starts his 2012 season when the PASS South Series invades Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, N.C., for the Easter Bunny 150 on Saturday, April 7. The race marks Sanborn's second appearance in the No. 101 Pave-Tek/SaveSpeed4TheTrack Chevrolet – the Race 101 house car – after he drove for the team at North Wilkesboro, N.C., in April of 2011. Sanborn has two career PASS South victories, and he finished second in his only appearance at Hickory back in 2007.
WHO: Trevor Sanborn, Parsonsfield, Maine
TEAM: Race 101 No. 101 Pave-Tek/SaveSpeed4TheTrack Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: Tony Blanchard, Denver, N.C.
BEST CAREER EASTER BUNNY 150 FINISH: N/A
LAST RACE AT HICKORY MOTOR SPEEDWAY: 2nd (2007)
WHAT: PASS South Series Easter Bunny 150
WHERE: Hickory Motor Speedway, Hickory, N.C. (.363-mile oval)
WHEN: Qualifying, 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 7; Race, 8 p.m., Saturday, April 7
DID YOU KNOW?
Trevor Sanborn has raced at Hickory Motor Speedway only once, finishing second in a car fielded by Maine car owner Jay Cushman in 2007.
Both PASS South wins for Trevor Sanborn came at Orange County Speedway in North Carolina.
Trevor Sanborn moved to North Carolina in January to work full-time at Race 101, where he will also drive at least six races in the Race 101 house car this season.
Trevor Sanborn has 15 career NASCAR Whelen All-American Series victories at his home track of Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
TREVOR SANBORN, Driver of the Race 101 No. 101 Pave-Tek/SaveSpeed4TheTrack Chevrolet, On heading to Hickory Motor Speedway: “I like that it's a drivers' track. It's not like a Beech Ridge, where you can't overdrive it there. Hickory, you can be up on the wheel and go.
“There are some tracks like that – Unity Raceway in Maine is like that. I love to race at placs like that. It reminds me of that. It's rough. It's tight on one end. It's a driver's track.”
On being the Race 101 house driver in 2012: “It's great to go to the track and test at different tracks once a week. It's awesome. You get paid to work on the car, and we've been preparing for Hickory for months,
“There's some pressure, but I don't think (Race 101 owner and crew chief Tony Blanchard) doubts me at all... I think we have a really good car. I want to get the win for myself and for everyone involved, but I really want to get it for (Tony). He deserves the recognition, and Race 101 deserves it, too.”
TONY BLANCHARD, owner of the Race 101 No. 101 Pave-Tek/SaveSpeed4TheTrack Chevrolet, On the importance of the Race 101 house car: “The last few years have been about helping young racers learn. We created the RACE 101 school, and I'm very proud of what we have accomplished.
"It's time to go and contend to win races again, and we plan on starting (this) weekend."
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