Salem: Timmy Hill race report

Hill impressive in stock car debut in ARCA Seventeen year old, Timmy Hill knew the learning curve was going to be steep. Moving up from a standout in the Allison Legacy Series and Legend cars to full body stock cars in the ARCA Remax Series is...

Hill impressive in stock car debut in ARCA

Seventeen year old, Timmy Hill knew the learning curve was going to be steep. Moving up from a standout in the Allison Legacy Series and Legend cars to full body stock cars in the ARCA Remax Series is hurdle that the youngster from Port Tobacco, Maryland was ready to take.

After qualifying 10th for his first stock car race, Timmy Hill piloted his Rick Ware Racing Chevy to the front and battled among the top ten all afternoon at the tricky Salem (IN) Speedway in the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200.

"We knew Timmy had a lot of talent but he truly impressed us with his patience and how he set up passes", stated Rick Ware.

With just fifty laps remaining, Hill was sitting in the fifth position and was turning lap times equal to the leader.

"I was just buying some time until the last twenty laps. We knew there would be some cautions near the finish of the race but never expected this", claimed Hill.

Hill was passing the RCR #31 of Tim George Jr, on the inside down the backstretch, who was twelve laps down at the time, when he got a bump on the right rear corner and sent the youngster on a 120mph skid into the turn three wall, ending the rookies impressive run.

"I'm really proud of the team for giving me a car that could qualify in the top ten and race in the top five. What happened with the #31 (George Jr.) was uncalled for, and I hate it for the team. They put a lot of work into this car, and now, it's destroyed," Hill commented after the race.

Hill was unharmed, and looking past the ending, it was a great weekend for the 17-year-old. He logged valuable seat time and proved that his talents clearly translate into full-bodied stock cars.

"The good news is this was only my first stock car race, not my last. I learned a lot this weekend that will carry over to Iowa in a few months. This was just the first step in what I hope is a long road," said Hill.

-source: rick ware racing

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Series ARCA
Drivers Timmy Hill