Barrie: Dave Whitlock qualifying report

PROMISING START FOR WHITLOCK IN BARRIE BARRIE ON, (Monday Sept. 14, 2009): Dave Whitlock, driver of the No. 39 Dickies Dodge Avenger, put himself solidly in the hunt during qualifying with a time good enough for 8th on the starting grid of the...

PROMISING START FOR WHITLOCK IN BARRIE

BARRIE ON, (Monday Sept. 14, 2009): Dave Whitlock, driver of the No. 39 Dickies Dodge Avenger, put himself solidly in the hunt during qualifying with a time good enough for 8th on the starting grid of the Torbram 300 Presented by The Source on Saturday night at Barrie Speedway.

064-1.jpg Whitlock was able to make steady progress forward before he took the lead on lap 172. "I was very pleased with our performance, prior to the radiator problem, and it looked like we were going to have a strong finish," Whitlock said after the race.

Whitlock pitted for right side tires on lap 179. He would line up 10th on the restart. Shortly thereafter, Whitlock was forced to the pits with a radiator problem after contact on the track. The Dickies team was able to quickly make repairs and get Whitlock back out.

Even with the lengthy stop, Whitlock came home 13th.

"Over the years we have had some great runs and some disappointing runs at Barrie. Unfortunately tonight turned out to be a disappointing one! That's just the way this tight little track is....you either have a good night or a bad night. We were involved in numerous minor incidents, and in one of them, we punctured the radiator. Fortunately, due to the excellent work of my crew, we changed the radiator very quickly and managed to salvage a 13th place finish."

Next up for the No. 39 Whitlock Motorsports team is the Komatsu 300 from Antigonish Nova Scotia on Saturday Sept. 19th. This is the next to last race in the illustrious career of Dave Whitlock. This is one of his favourite tracks so the driver and team are looking forward to a strong finish.

-credit: wm

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Dave Whitlock