Loudon: Tim Sauter preview

Tim Sauter Looking for Luck at Loudon Tim Sauter needs a little luck this weekend. The Wisconsin driver has been snake bit over the summer months having several good finishes wiped out with a myriad of misfortunes. Untimely cautions,...

Tim Sauter Looking for Luck at Loudon

Tim Sauter needs a little luck this weekend. The Wisconsin driver has been snake bit over the summer months having several good finishes wiped out with a myriad of misfortunes. Untimely cautions, mechanical failures, electrical gremlins and a malfunctioning air-wrench have all slowed the Green Light Racing team from getting to the front of the pack in the NCTS this year. It's time for some good ole racing luck to roll in with the Lester Buildings team as it heads to the "Magic Mile" for the New Hampshire 200 Saturday afternoon.

In four previous Busch Series races at Loudon, Sauter has an average finish of 17.8 including a 12th in 2002 at the 1.058-mile track. Tim has completed 99.4% of the laps run in those four events.

Loudon's oval is similar to Tim's home track at Milwaukee where he contended for a top-ten finish earlier this year before an untimely caution trapped his Lester Buildings Chevy a lap down to the leaders during a round of green flag pitstops that ultimately resulted in a 16th place finish. "We had a top-ten truck for sure at Milwaukee," recalls Tim. "I'm hoping we can find that magic at New Hampshire."

The Green Light team led by Doug Howe is bringing the same chassis that last ran at Gateway in St Louis a few weeks ago, when a blown motor relegated Tim to a 28th place finish. The mechanical issue happened while Tim was running strong in eighth place. "This truck has been our best the entire year," Sauter said. "We have run it at Milwaukee, Memphis, ORP and Gateway. The guys have really done a nice job on it. Now, we just need some racing luck to get a solid finish."

-credit: glr

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