ES: South Boston: Zack Germain race report

Germain Finished Tenth in NASCAR K&N Pro Series Debut Germain Gets "Move of the Race Award" in NKNPSE Debut Mooresville, N.C. (REVISED: March 31, 2010) -- Rookie driver Zach Germain started the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season off by earning ...

Germain Finished Tenth in NASCAR K&N Pro Series Debut
Germain Gets "Move of the Race Award" in NKNPSE Debut

Mooresville, N.C. (REVISED: March 31, 2010) -- Rookie driver Zach Germain started the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season off by earning the Coca Cola "Move of the Race Award" for moving up to finish tenth from his 30th-place starting position in Saturday's season opener at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.

"I definitely started the race further back than I wanted to, but I kept thinking of my parents' motto of 'patience' as the race started. It turned out that being in the back allowed me to watch everyone in front of me for any incidents and I could follow my own line and hit my marks," said Germain, who made his K&N Pro Series debut on Saturday.

The Columbus, OH, native drew quite a fan base from Ohio as well as from neighboring Georgia for Saturday's race in South Carolina.

"I can't thank my family and friends enough for their support as they made the trips from Ohio and Atlanta to watch me in my first NASCAR race. My spotter, BJ Mcleod, earned every bit of his pay check by doing a great job of keeping me out of trouble and helping me make smart decisions on the track. My crew chief, Mike Abner, and teammates did a great job making adjustments and 'beating and banging' all of the 'short track dents' out of my Germain.com Toyota Camry. The K&N Pro East Series officials were also great to work with and made me feel comfortable and at ease in my new environment," said Germain, who came to the NKNPSE from Columbus Motor Speedway where he had raced super late models.

Germain calls his NASCAR debut a success. He and his team met their goal of completing all of the race laps and collected a very strong tenth-place finish.

"Overall, the first race for the Germain.com Camry in the K&N Pro Series was a success. I ran every lap and the car is in good shape. I have a better idea of what to expect in the future. I can't wait for South Boston and will keep thinking of my parents' motto of 'patience' heading into Saturday's race, as once again, my parents are always right," smiled Germain.

Germain will compete in his second K&N Pro Series East race on Saturday at South Boston Speedway.

-source: germain racing

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