KINGSTON, N.H. -- After a successful tenure down south at New Smyrna Speedway, winning a Pro Late Model race and scoring a top-five finish in the Sportsman division at the World Series, it's time for the Bobby Webber Racing team to get back to work this weekend. The Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series, operated by Len Sammons Productions, rolls to Syracuse, New York, for the Indoor races on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12.
It will be the third different car and third different driver to sit behind the wheel for Bobby Webber Racing so far during the 2022 season. And this time, it's a proven winner, just like before.
Joey Payne, better known to some as the "Jersey Jet", will drive the No. 19 Little Webb's Tires and Fuel machine against some of the toughest competition in the Indoor racing world. Payne is no stranger to Indoor Racing, as a multiple-time winner and frontrunner for many years. Outside, on the asphalt, Payne is a well-known standout in Supermodifieds, Midgets and more. Payne has been victorious in just about every single vehicle he has driven over his career and should be a major threat when the green flag drops on the Syracuse Indoor races this weekend.
That's exactly why team owner Bobby Webber Jr. selected the "Jersey Jet" to get behind the wheel. The car, No. 19, has been sitting quiet. The last time it ran, oddly enough, was when Justin Bonsignore, a three-time NASCAR champion, drove it to Victory Lane for Bobby Webber Racing at Syracuse. Payne is hoping to pick up right where the team left off.
"It's funny because I was actually watching Atlantic City on TV with my wife and I texted Bobby and told him we should have got the car together, but with everything he had going on for Florida, it just didn't work," Payne said.
Payne, who didn't drive in the Indoor race at Atlantic City -- his first missed Indoor race in a while -- isn't concerned at all going into the weekend with himself, or the car. He knows they will be contenders. And Payne also knows that team owner Bobby Webber Jr. only has one goal when going to the track: win.
"Definitely the goal," Payne said. "I grew up in these cars, it's just like riding a bike for me."
"I'm really looking forward to working with Joey for this one-off weekend," Bobby Webber Jr., team owner, said. "We both race with a chip on our shoulder and we both want nothing more than to park the No. 19 in Victory Lane at Syracuse."
The team wishes to thank Poland Family Racing (44) and Foster Racing (812) along with all of our additional partners and team members for the help to make it all happen.
Racing begins on Friday night at 7:30PM with three, 20-lap, TQ Midget features set to headline the night. On Saturday, all the action gets underway with a fan party in the pits at 5:30PM, followed by the drop of the green flag for racing at 7:30PM. The headlining race of the weekend will be the 40-lap TQ Midget feature to close the night. Bobby Webber Racing is looking forward to returning to the Indoor Auto Racing world this weekend with hopes of bringing home a trophy.
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