DuQuoin, IL – RFMS Racing driver Travis Braden takes to the track in the General Tire Grabber 100 this Monday at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in DuQuoin, Illinois at 2 p.m. CDT. Braden continues to earn success after placing third at Berlin Raceway in Marne, MI.
“We are ecstatic to have gotten our best finish of the year on one of the toughest short tracks on the schedule. We have struggled to perform on short tracks this year, and to turn that around at Berlin, of all places, says a lot about the ground being made by this team. Now it’s all coming to fruition. We got our first “podium” this week and are still upholding fourth in driver’s points,” Braden said. “Every week we prove that we are still a contender for that No. 1 spot. We are now gearing up for another dirt track at the General Tire Grabber 100 in DuQuoin, Illinois next Monday. After racing on a dirt track, for the first time at the Illinois State Fair earlier this month and finishing fourth, I am going into this one with a lot of confidence. The dirt seems to be a bit of an equalizer to the bigger teams who sometimes get an advantage over us. The season is coming close to an end and RFMS Racing, our sponsors, and I are hungry for a win before the end of 2018 and we will be working harder than ever to make that happen in these final four races.”
WHO: Travis Braden, driver for RFMS Racing
WHERE: DuQuoin State Fairgrounds 655 Executive Dr. DuQuoin, IL 62832
WHEN: September 3rd, 2018, 2 p.m. CDT
Though this will be his first full season in ARCA, Braden is no stranger to the racing world. Braden’s passion for the sport of racing runs as deep as the valleys of the Appalachian Mountains. At tracks in Columbus and Xenia, Ohio, Travis secured more than 100 victories before he was 13, and at age 17 he notched 10 victories and was crowned the Columbus track champion, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series State Champion and the NWASS National Rookie of the Year – all before graduating from high school.
Braden is a two-time ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion, and is continuing to be committed to the ARCA Racing Series for the remainder of 2018, where he’ll work hard to emerge as a driving force in the ARCA Racing Series and beyond.