The Powers Motorsports team traveled this past weekend to Kansas Speedway to celebrate the 4th of July weekend. Sporting new Fluorescent Pink flames the ...
The Powers Motorsports team traveled this past weekend to Kansas Speedway to celebrate the 4th of July weekend.
Sporting new Fluorescent Pink flames the #55 was looking to keep the recent string of top 25 finishes intact. After missing the first practice while waiting for the engine to be readied the team took to the track for practice #2.
Although not completely satisfied with the times posted the team was optimistic about qualifying.
"We practiced on some tires we had from here last year" Driver Tom Powers was quoted. When the qualifying lap started it was plain to see that the team had some sort of motor problem. Team owner Sherri Powers said "it sounded like we were on 7 cylinders."
She wasn't far off as after returning to the pit area the team discovered one plug wire hanging loose and one burned.
"We had done a plug check for the engine builder and he must have just forgotten to put them back on after he checked the plugs" "I hate it because this is the third provisional that our motor program has cost us this year" Tom said.
The team prepared the truck for the race and after doing some adjustments in tech they brought the truck home in 20th position.
"I really think that we had alot better truck then we showed, I struggled through the middle stages of the event from the heat and then at the end there I spun the truck to avoid another truck that evidently didn't see me on his outside.
"I really hate this provisional set up, We now have to rethink our every move for the rest of the season. We are good enough to make these races on time we just need to be able to get some practice at each event".
Tom is currently listed in the top 25 in points and Owner Sherri is now listed in 26th position. Powers Motorsports would like to Thank all of the sponsors who have helped us this year. And we invite you to visit there web sites or use their products.
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