Barrie II: Kerry Micks race report

Micks takes second in Barrie NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event; "It was a good race for us. Everything went according to plan" BARRIE, ONTARIO (September 7, 2008) -- Starting in fifth spot in the Pizza Pizza 300 at Barrie Speedway, Kerry Micks...

Micks takes second in Barrie NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event; "It was a good race for us. Everything went according to plan"

BARRIE, ONTARIO (September 7, 2008) -- Starting in fifth spot in the Pizza Pizza 300 at Barrie Speedway, Kerry Micks was punted around a couple of times on the tight Barrie oval but placed a solid second in the 11th round of NASCAR Canadian Tire Series competition in the Beyond Digital Imaging Ford Fusion.

"We were spun out twice, but we managed to come back both times," said Micks after the race. "The car was strong all night, and I stayed patient throughout the race, and it paid off."

The driver of the Beyond Digital Imaging Ford took the point in the 300-lap contest on the small third-mile paved oval just past the half-way mark and led for close to 30 laps at this time. After getting spun out, Micks then found himself out of contention but worked his way back to the front, finishing behind winner Scott Steckly of Milverton, Ontario.

The event, which saw 20 cars take the green flag, was marred with 14 cautions for a total of 101 laps, but Micks said anything can happen at Barrie and he was prepared.

"We used a good strategy that worked for the race," he said. "It was a good race for us, considering all the spin-outs and cautions. Everything went according to plan."

The runner-up finish was the second such placing of the season for the Mount Albert driver. Micks was also second at Cayuga Speedway earlier in the season. He also has two third-place finishes, at St. Eustache and the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, and won the race on the Mosport oval. With two races left in the season, Micks is presently fifth in the points.

Micks and the Beyond Digital Imaging Ford will return to Riverside International Speedway in Antigonish, Nova Scotia for the Atlantic Dodge Dealers 300 on Saturday, September 20, the next race on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series schedule.

-credit: mm

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Kerry Micks , Scott Steckly