S.H.E.'s Planning A Comeback In 2011
PROVIDENCE FORGE, February 5, 2011: S.H.E. or better known as Sunny Hobbs Enterprises is planning a comeback onto a national racing circuit after spending the 2010 racing season in the NASA (National Auto Sport Association) events at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) and Summit Point Speedway.
Steered by Providence Forge, Virginia native Sunny Hobbs, the former NASCAR IPOWER Dash Series competitor is planning to step up her commitment in racing by competing at Old Dominion (Va.) Speedway in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. It is also the intentions for the mother of three to advance her resume by competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at some-point during the year.
“I’m looking forward to getting back to racing on a more frequent schedule,” said Hobbs, who has prior experience in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. “I’ve been fortunate enough to keep behind the wheel from time to time in-between starting a family, but now the support from my family is contagious and I’m looking forward to getting back to fulfilling my dream.”
While a championship-schedule is not in the cards at Old Dominion (Va.) Speedway, the former SCCA pilot is keen on success and consistency with L&R Motorsports, while seeking her goal of competing in a short-track NASCAR Camping World Truck Series contest in 2011.
“I have a great team behind me,” said Hobbs. “We’re on a limited budget but I feel we are putting together a program that will allow us to be competitive instead of trying to run for the championship and take corners that potentially could hurt us in the long-haul. If all of our goals come to fruition, we’ll make the step towards NASCAR at a track like Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway or Martinsville (Va.) Speedway this summer or fall.
She added, “Being a mother of two girls and a boy is very precious but as they are growing and getting older they are realizing that I was and still am a race car driver. I want to prove to my children and other mothers out there that try and juggle their “dreams”; that with hard work, anything is possible.”
Of course, Hobbs wasn’t shy to speak of one of the most dreaded words in the Motorsports arena, sponsorship.
“Who isn’t looking for sponsorship?” Hobbs chuckled. “Everyone from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to the Legend Car Series are looking for help. Fortunately, I have some support behind me but I’m working around the clock to try to find some more. I think I have something unique to offer and hopefully in the long-run it will pay off.”
Hobbs first anticipated race at the Old Dominion (Va.) Speedway is planned for April where the former VIR winner will hope to steer the No. 31 Chevrolet Impala to victory lane.