Saskatoon: Scott Steckly race notes

STECKLY BATTLES ADVERSITY AND WINS THE VELOCITY PRAIRIE THUNDER 250 Steckly Blows Motor in Practice Comes from Back to Win Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Wednesday July 29, 2009): Scott Steckly and his No. 22 Racing Team experienced the highs and the...

STECKLY BATTLES ADVERSITY AND WINS THE VELOCITY PRAIRIE THUNDER 250
Steckly Blows Motor in Practice Comes from Back to Win

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Wednesday July 29, 2009): Scott Steckly and his No. 22 Racing Team experienced the highs and the lows in Saskatoon at the Velocity Prairie Thunder presented by Bayer Crop Science 250. He started off by putting his Canadian Tire/Tow Truck in a Box Dodge Avenger up near the top of the practice charts only to blow the motor at the end of the session. His Canadian Tire team quickly went to work and by the time driver introductions started the Steckly crew had the car ready to race.

Due to missing the qualifying and autograph session, Steckly was immediately sent to the back of the field to start the race. This resulted in the 18th starting position out of 19 in attendance. When the green flag flew Steckly immediately started his march to the front of the pack. By lap 50 258-1.jpg he was up to seventh and by lap 100 he was on the back bumper of leader Don Thomson Jr. Slightly after the half way flag, he would make a great move to get by Thomson only to have him return the favour a few laps later. The two would battle for several laps and eventually Steckly would drop back to fifth when he pitted for tires and fuel. But they were not to be denied and on lap 213 of the 250 lap race he passed Thomson for the final time. "I have to thank everyone for their hard work today, my crew did a great job of getting the motor changed and D.J. Kennington for helping us out with the motor," said a smiling Steckly after the race. "I also want to thank Canadian Tire and Tow Truck in a Box who were in attendance tonight as well as all of our other sponsors." When asked how he did it he was quick to reply, "great teamwork, great racetrack, great sponsors and a terrific handling car."

Don Thomson Jr. finished second after leading the most laps with D. J. Kennington, Jason Hathaway and Anthony Simone rounding out the top five.

Steckly and his team now head home to Milverton, Ontario after the three race Western swing in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, where they will prepare for Mosport Speedway on Saturday August 8th.

-credit: 22r

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers D.J. Kennington , Don Thomson Jr. , Scott Steckly , Jason Hathaway , Anthony Simone