Successful Legends Car Racer Signs With Eddie Sharp Racing For 2008 Season
Now, after years of success in the smaller cars, Goess has decided to make the move up the ranks in racing by driving the #2
After spending the last three years racing a limited Legends Car schedule, where he won 40 of the 48 races he entered, Goess decided he had the drive to follow in the footsteps of the drivers he once beat in the smaller car series.
“I have been running in the Pro Division in the Legends series for the past three or four years after my championships,” said Goess. “We won the points championship 2001 through 2003, the Nationals and the Winternationals in 2003. After winning those three things, we have been just hitting bigger races and not running as hectic of a schedule.
“I just decided driving is what I wanted to do so I began to look towards the next level. I decided the NASCAR Camping World East Series would be something that would be very advantageous to run to get me up to that next level, whether it is the NASCAR Craftsman Trucks or the Nationwide Series, or even some
Goess used the 2007 season to shop around for the perfect team fit. After meeting with Eddie Sharp, Goess knew that would be who he would be racing with in 2008.
“Eddie Sharp has three
Prior to the decision to move up, Goess took some laps in a bigger car to get some seat time and see if it is something he wanted to do and could accomplish.
“This past year I tested an
While Goess will be spending his time in the NASCAR Camping World East Series in 2008, he won’t be alone in the Eddie Sharp Racing stable as the
“I will have ESR teammates on the
Before Goess takes the wheel for the first Camping World East Series event, he will return to his roots of Legends Car racing at Orlando Speedworld February 12th through the 16th for the Legends Winternationals. Goess won the PRI Invitational at the track in December, and looks forward to adding a few more Legends trophies to his collection prior to his new venture.
“We sold the Legends Car I won with at
“I will be at Daytona the week before with everybody at Eddie Sharp Racing for the
After the Winternationals, the focus will shift from the Legends Car to the Eddie Sharp Racing Toyota team. Goess feels the driver, the car and the team have what it takes to be a contender right out of the box.
“My expectations are to win races,” said Goess. “I feel like I will have the equipment and the team that will be capable of being up front. I feel like I am capable as a driver to be up front, so I am looking for solid top-10 runs and some wins in there as well. I am really excited to be racing for ESR and cannot wait for the season to start.”
The Legends Winternationals will take place at Orlando Speedworld in
For more information on Craig Goess, please contact Jason Buckley at (704) 788-2134 and check out the new Craig Goess website at www.CraigGoess.com.