Kawartha: John Fletcher race notes

John Fletcher takes top fifteen in Kawartha NASCAR finale FRASERVILLE, ONTARIO (September 23, 2007) John Fletcher and the Lucas Oil/All Star Logistics ...

John Fletcher takes top fifteen in Kawartha NASCAR finale

FRASERVILLE, ONTARIO (September 23, 2007) John Fletcher and the Lucas Oil/All Star Logistics #56 battled right down to the finish line for a thirteenth place finish.

"This was a good day for me and Jim Bray" John commented after the 255 lap NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season finally at the jam packed Kawartha Downs Speedway. The Lucas Oil/All Star Logistics Dodge had not seen any action this season and this was John's first NACAR start but the long time veteran took time out of chasing another Outlaw Super Late Model title for the event. As the Bray Autosport team has plans on running the full 2008 season and this event put into some perspective on what the team needs as it moves forward.

John qualified 16th in the largest field of cars that seen oval action in 2007, as the field took the green flag John was pushed three wide and fell back to the 20th spot. "We wanted to give D.J. the room he needed on the start and a couple of other guys took that as an opening for them and I just got shuffled back" John about his starting spot beside the series title contender. John settled in and began to march back to the pack, after a restart John felt a tire going down and fell to the rear of the field hoping a caution would come, that caution did not come in time before being lapped.

Every time the Lucas Oil/All Star Logistics Dodge got in position for the free pass a caution did not fly and the #56 could not get back on the lead lap. The team brought a competitive car but after the event felt that the motor is down on power compared to the other top teams out there. John did not give up as he and the fast qualifier for the race; Mark Dilley raced hard side by side for the last two laps for 12th as Mark edged John by a nose for the spot.

The long time NASCAR team owner employed the services of Joey and Kevin McColm of McColm Motorsports and long time Team JNE Consulting member Gary Sim to service the car on pit road. Crew Chief Scott Fletcher had this to say about the efforts, "We relied on Gary, Joey and his guys for the day and I could not be happier with them, John did an outstanding job getting the car ready, drove a smart race and Jim supplied us with what we needed".

The inaugural NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season may be over but John and the JNE Consulting #61 Outlaw Super Late Model is back in action this weekend at Flamboro Speedway.

Lucas Oil, All Star Logistics of Grimsby, Kawartha Lakes Flight Training, Trailers by Jim Bray, Bray Auto and Truck Recycling, Stratafax, Wix Filters and B&B Decals of Oakville were the sponsors of Bray Autosport entry in the Dodge Dealers of Ontario, Dodge Charger 250 presented by Allied Steel Buildings.

-credit: www.fletchjr61.com

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Mark Dilley , John Fletcher