St-Eustache: Scott Steckly race report

SECOND FOR STECKLY AT ST. EUSTACHE St. Eustache, QC, Saturday July 3, 2010: Scott Steckly driver of the No. 22 Racing/Canadian Tire Dodge was dominant all day at St. Eustache. Steckly was fast in practice and maintained that speed during ...

SECOND FOR STECKLY AT ST. EUSTACHE

St. Eustache, QC, Saturday July 3, 2010: Scott Steckly driver of the No. 22 Racing/Canadian Tire Dodge was dominant all day at St. Eustache. Steckly was fast in practice and maintained that speed during qualifying, where he posted the second quickest time. The Lucas Oil National 250 was a success for Steckly as he pulled off a second place finish.

In qualifying Steckly put the No. 22 on the outside pole, and ran in the top five for the first 90 laps of the race. When the caution flag flew on lap 98 Steckly pitted twice taking both left and right sides. The No. 22 restarted in the 11th position.

IMG_4571 Steckly St. Eustache.jpg With the fresh tires Steckly was charging hard to the front and took over the lead on lap 140. The driver of the No.22 Dodge maintained the lead for just shy of 100 laps and fell back to second with 10 laps to go.

"We were trying to save our stuff for the end of the race" said Steckly "but we pitted early and didn't have as fresh tires as some of the other guys behind us. We just couldn't hold on to it at the end."

Steckly, running in second, challenged for the lead with 2 laps to go, but lapped traffic got in the way and the leader ended up sideways and Steckly, who had to slow up, was not able to complete the pass but held on for a solid second place finish.

Steckly moved up two spots and is now third in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Point Standings.

The next event for the No.22 Canadian Tire Dodge will be the Toronto Honda Indy and the Canadian Tire Jumpstart 100.

-source: lj/woms

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Scott Steckly