Third Different Winner in First 3 Races of 2011 Season
time had come to line 'em up.
showers hindered practice most of the the day. When qualifying time
came the rain was falling again. On to plan B, Track drying was
started around 6:00 and by 8:00 it was good enough to run the first
race. Three local divisions took to the track before the Super Cup
fifteen laps to go in the Mod race the call to line 'em up came, and
Todd Peck's cars where no where in sight, a crash with ten to go put
the race under the red flag just as Peck's hauler pulled in.
team unloaded the cars as the drivers changed into their driving suits
at a frantic pace, people came from what seemed to be everywhere to
help, The Kromer team aired up the tires on both cars as the drivers
strapped in, someone torqued the wheels while crew chief Keith Wolfe
climbed on top of the truck to spot. The crew pushed the cars into
their line up position just as the signal to roll out was given.
race was started by points with the top six drawing for their
position, drawing the # 6 spot was defending Champion Jody Harrison
along side of him is where Peck would start.
second row had current points leader Rob Jones on the inside with
Kevin Kromer outside,
front row saw two more Harrison's #15 Brian drew #2 while Harvey
picked the top starting spot. Harvey has a knack for starting on the
point, he has been known to set fast then draw the #
the green flag flew Brian quickly took the lead with his father Harvey
in hot pursuit, the two raced side by side for several laps before
Brian showed how bad he wanted to lead by pulling away around lap ten.
developed a major problem of his own, a mirror full Jones--Kromer--Peck--and
Defending Champ the Hurricane who was also defending champion of the
race, Jody won this race last year while an electrical problem
sidelined Peck who could only watch from the top of his truck.
race ran caution free until lap 32 when a few cars spun in turn four
bringing out the only caution of the night. On the restart Peck and
Jody Harrison moved to the outside and took the spots from Jones and
Kromer, Peck continued all the way to the front getting around the #
51 with fifteen to go and taking the lead from # 15 Brian Harrison a
few laps later for his first win of 2011. Peck, a local favorite said
in victory lane, winning a race at our home track is very exciting and
a win after all that went on this week makes even more special. We
wanted to come to Motor Drome and win so bad after a disappointing
race last year. It looked like we were going to watch from the
sidelines again when our opportunity came. I have to dedicate this
race to the entire team for their attention to detail, only a properly
prepared car and team could make a day like this happen. Not only a
day but a week, yesterday we were Mooresville getting our truck
certified to run in Iowa next week, today in the winners circle at our
home track and tomorrow we have to be in Washington D.C. For a photo
shoot for our sponsor.
Harrison received the bonus points for leading the most laps as well
as halfway on his way to his best finish so far in Super Cup. It won't
be long before Brian will see victory lane from the inside.
The series had three new drivers at Motor Drome.
Miktuk driving for Larry Wilcox made his first appearance in the
Kostelnik driving for the Minjock brothers finished
Ansel from nearby
Cup now moves on to the Old Dominion
on July 30th.
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