Scott Wimmer broke a twenty-one race winless streak by scoring his first victory of the season in the Colorado 250 at the Pikes Peak International Raceway.
Wimmer, who's first victory came in his sixty-third start in the series ended the 2002 season on a tear, winning four of the last seven races.
The Bill Davis owned team was unable to carry their late season momentum into this year. Heading into Colorado, the team managed only three top- five finishes in twenty races.
Wimmer stared the event in sixteenth, battled his way to the front, only to be hung up on the final pit stop. Coming off pit road second, with a three second deficient to Jason Keller. Wimmer went to work on Keller, eventually taking the point on lap 227, and the fifth win of his career.
"Jason Keller is a great race car driver". " I got my fender up on his right rear quarter panel, and he did not run me into the wall". Said Wimmer, thanking his crew an engine department for giving him a car that could run down his competition.
Finishing behind Wimmer and Keller were Scott Riggs, Johnny Sauter and Joey Clanton.
In one of NASCAR's tightest points battle Scott Riggs re-assumes the top spot in the championship standings, two points ahead of David Green. Keller and Ron Hornaday are tied for third with a total of fifty points separating the four drivers.
Next week the series heads to Indianapolis for night racing at IRP in the Kroger 200.
-by Thomas Chemris