Tim Russell Starts Off Brighthouse Season With Dominating Performance by Jeremy Davidson
Speedweeks Damage Is a Distant Memory at New Smyrna
Tim Russell's #36 Super Late Model.
third after a re-draw and placed a distant second, almost six seconds off Russell’s blistering pace. Patrick Conrad started fourth and finished third, trailed by Fain Skinner in fourth-place and Corey Freed in fifth.

Russell credited his hard-working crew for making him the class of the field on Saturday.

“I’m very happy with the car,” said Russell. “The guys worked hard all winter long to get the cars running a little bit better for the year. It’s paying off. We had a good run at Speedweeks and a good run here tonight and, hopefully, we can keep the momentum going and keep running all year like this.”

While Russell boasted about his crew’s efforts, he noted that the dominating win wasn’t
as easy as it seemed.

“I’m real proud of everybody on the No. 36 Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters team,” Russell
said.  “When you have a big lead like that – and it doesn’t happen very often with the
caliber of drivers here – you’ve just got to ride as much as you can, to try and save your
car in case there is a caution.

“Wayne was in second, and I knew if we had a caution he’d be tough on a restart. I just
had fun out there and luckily we were able to come away with a win.”

The Bright House Challenge Series – a two-track, mini-series held at New Smyrna and
Orlando (Fla.) Speedworld – continues April 19 at New Smyrna.

Bright House Challenge Series Top 10 (unofficial)
March 22, 2008
New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway

1.Tim Russell
2.Wayne Anderson
3.Patrick Conrad
4.Fain Skinner
5.Corey Freed
6.Brian Finney
7.Jeremy Colangelo
8.Rich Clouser
9.Kurt Jett
10.David Rogers







Tim Russell didn’t let a little Speedweeks damage get in the way of a stellar season-opener in the Bright House Challenge Series for Super Late Models at New Smyrna Speedway.

Russell, of Longwood, Fla., arrived at the high-banked, half-mile oval with a car that was raced hard and banged up in February. Those repairs had included a broken wheel and front clip.
Tim Russell didn’t let a little Speedweeks damage get in the way of a stellar season-opener in the Bright House Challenge Series for Super Late Models at New Smyrna Speedway.

Russell, of Longwood, Fla., arrived at the high-banked, half-mile oval with a car that was raced hard and banged up in February. Those repairs had included a broken wheel and front clip. click here to read about the night at Speedweeks where Russell wrecked.

Russell, the defending Bright House Challenge Series and FASCAR Sunbelt Super Late Model Series champion, qualified with the second-fastest time, assumed the lead after one lap and simply dominated the 15-car field en route to victory. Russell’s caution-free romp lasted barely 20 minutes and he lapped all but six cars in the field.

Fast qualifier Wayne Anderson started third after a re-draw and placed a distant
Tim Russell