Frustrated Foster Ready to Tackle the Milwaukee Mile: Ryan Foster has experienced a roller coaster of emotions over the past weekend after earning his career-best ARCA RE/MAX Series finish of third at the Michigan International Speedway on Friday...
Frustrated Foster Ready to Tackle the Milwaukee Mile: Ryan Foster has experienced a roller coaster of emotions over the past weekend after earning his career-best ARCA RE/MAX Series finish of third at the Michigan International Speedway on Friday evening and being involved in a vicious crash on Sunday afternoon at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. While Foster experienced some bruising to his arm in the crash, he will be ready to make his first start at the Milwaukee Mile.
Unfortunately Foster was unable to take many laps around the one-mile dirt track in Springfield due to an engine failure in practice which caused the Tri-State Motorsports team to pull out the back-up car for the race. Then on lap eight of the race as Foster was coming through the field a caution came out which caused Foster to slow heading into turn three. The No. 06 never slowed and in turn drove into the side of Foster's No. 47 Ford, destroying his race car.
"It was a really bad hit," said Foster. "I am okay and I think more disappointed than anything else. After we had such a great run on Friday night and then to lose a race car Sunday is just really disappointing for our entire race team. I really don't know what the other driver was doing, the caution was out and everyone was slowing into the corner, except him. But I knew that was a chance I was taking by having to start at the back of the field."
Foster will shake off Springfield and head to the Milwaukee Mile for his first career start at the famed one-mile speedway. While Foster slipped back to the fifth position in the ARCA RE/MAX Series points battle, he knows that his team is more than capable of moving back into the third position with a solid run in Milwaukee.
"I'm looking forward to getting back to the race track this weekend," said Foster. "We lost some ground at Springfield, but I know we will be back at Milwaukee and focused on another solid run in order to get back up in the points. I have heard a lot about Milwaukee and that it can be a fun track to race on if your car is hooked up in the corners."
Foster fell to the fifth position in ARCA RE/MAX Series points following his accident at Springfield and is now 55 points away from the fourth position and 100 points away from the third position. The Governor's Cup 200 is scheduled to take the green flag at 3:00pm CT on Sunday, August 27.