Pocono II: Dexter Bean race report

Upsetting finish for Bean and Team GLOCK at Pocono Dexter Bean and Team GLOCK finished 33rd in the Pennsylvania 200 at Pocono Speedway on Saturday in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. Dexter posted the 11th fastest time during SIM Factory Pole Qualifying...

Upsetting finish for Bean and Team GLOCK at Pocono

Dexter Bean and Team GLOCK finished 33rd in the Pennsylvania 200 at Pocono Speedway on Saturday in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. Dexter posted the 11th fastest time during SIM Factory Pole Qualifying with a time of 54.965 and speed of 163.741 and was prepared to have a strong finish until he was involved in a crash toward the end of the race.

Rain had delayed the start of the race on Saturday afternoon, but the skies cleared just long enough to run the Pennsylvania 200. During the race team owner Jeff Spraker noted that Dexter looked to be fighting a loose condition, there was a steady climb in the water temperature and Dexter was being outrun along the straightaways of the track.

Team GLOCK had their first opportunity to pit under the first caution on lap 16 when they were running in the 15th position. The #37 GLOCK Chevrolet received four fresh tires, fuel and a tire pressure adjustment. It was also discovered after examining the right front tire that it was going flat. Dexter had gained five spots after the first caution and was in the 10th position by lap 21.

#37 Team GLOCK ran consistently in the top 15 during the first half of the race and was in 14th position at the halfway point. It is unique that the fastest lap for the #37 Team GLOCK Chevrolet was the 37 lap with a time of 55.935. Dexter was running in the 12th position at the time of a caution on lap 48 which gave him another opportunity to pit for fresh tires and fuel. After that pit stop, Dexter had once again gained another five positions and was running in the seventh position.

On lap 68, a major crash occurred involving three of the top-ten running cars. Dexter unfortunately hit the wall during the altercation and sustained severe damage to the Team GLOCK Chevrolet. Dexter was taken to the Infield Care Center and was fortunately able to walk away. The race had been red flagged after the crash to remove the pieces of debris from the track.

The 33rd place finish knocked Dexter from his ninth place in the driver's point standings to 11th. "We were having a good weekend at Pocono. The Team GLOCK Chevrolet was good through the corners, but lacked a little on the straightaways. Unfortunately, we got caught up in someone else's mess and were unable to continue," said Dexter.

Jeff Spraker commented, "Dexter took a hard hit in that lap 68 crash and we're relieved that he's okay. Everyone at Team GLOCK will pull together and get ready to go to Nashville and hopefully our luck will take a turn for the better."

-credit: www.glock.com

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Series ARCA
Drivers Jeff Spraker , Dexter Bean