Millville: Justin Lofton race report

Great Car, Short Day for Lofton at New Jersey Motorsports Park MILLVILLE, N.J. (September 28, 2008) -- Despite unloading strong and qualifying in the top-5 for the inaugural ARCA RE/MAX Series event at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Justin...

Great Car, Short Day for Lofton at New Jersey Motorsports Park

MILLVILLE, N.J. (September 28, 2008) -- Despite unloading strong and qualifying in the top-5 for the inaugural ARCA RE/MAX Series event at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Justin Lofton and the Lofton Cattle team were loaded early and heading to the airport. On lap 2 of the Loud Energy Drink 150 the motor of the No. 20 Lofton Cattle Toyota expired. Lofton finished the day a very dissatisfying 36th.

"What a disappointing way to leave here," said Lofton. "I feel so bad for my guys who put in countless hours to put together a great road course car. The track is great and a lot of fun to drive. I can't wait to go back there."

The No. 20 Lofton Cattle Toyota was stellar in Friday and Saturday's practice sessions, sitting sixth and seventh on the speed charts, respectively. With a 99.116 mph lap in qualifying, the Lofton Cattle team lined up in the fourth position to start the 67-lap race.

Two laps later, with a loud explosion and some impressive pyrotechnics, the day ended for Lofton as his engine blew up coming out of turn 2.

"I just want to thank my guys for all their hard work this season," added Lofton. "I'm really excited to head to Talladega this week. I know the guys are giving me a solid speedway car. I think we'll do really well."

Next Stop: Lofton and his No. 20 Lofton Cattle team make a quick 36-hour turn-around this week and head to Talladega Superspeedway for the 20th event on the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Schedule.

-credit: esr

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