Whitlock Debut in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Not As Planned Wyoming, ON: Dave Whitlock's debut in the ...
Whitlock Debut in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Not As Planned
Wyoming, ON: Dave Whitlock's debut in the #39 Dickies/Hamilton Tiger Cats/NMT Dodge Charger did not go according to plan as the car experienced motor problems midway through the 200 lap race event.
"We really thought we were going to have a good car tonight," stated a disappointed Whitlock after the event. "We were just biding our time and trying to stay out of trouble. I had just been on pit road for tires and fuel and we were set to go the distance when something in the motor broke."
The event saw eighteen caution periods as everyone was vying for the honour of winning the inaugural NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event. Several top contenders for the Championship found themselves behind the wall with problems including pole sitter D. J. Kennington, Dave Whitlock, J. R. Fitzpatrick, Kerry Micks, Ron Beauchamp Jr. and Scott Steckly.
Don Thompson Jr. in the #4 Home Hardware Chevrolet eventually came home the winner, with Whitlock team mate Mark Dilley driving the #9 Dodge sponsored Avenger crossing the line second and the #1 Canadian Tire machine of Peter Gibbons rounding out the top three.
Dave Whitlock and the Whitlock Motorsports team members would like to thank Dickies, the Hamilton Tiger Cats and NMT who all brought guests to the race track to cheer on the #39 team for this historic event.
The next round in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Championship is event #2 at the famed 4 km, 10 turn road course of Mosport International Raceway on Fathers Day weekend - June 16th & 17th. For track and advance ticket information visit www.mosport.com