Kentucky: Chuck Gafrarar race notes

Gafrarar's great run ends at pit stop Mooresville, NC - July 17, 2003: Chuck Gafrarar hit the track on Friday, July 11th for qualifying laps at Kentucky Speedway, Sparta KY for the sixth stop on the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series. Gafrarar ...

Gafrarar's great run ends at pit stop

Mooresville, NC - July 17, 2003: Chuck Gafrarar hit the track on Friday, July 11th for qualifying laps at Kentucky Speedway, Sparta KY for the sixth stop on the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series. Gafrarar qualified taking outside pole for the 100 lap event for the Kentucky 150. The 2002 Rookie of the Year thought this was his best shot at claiming his first Dash career win. "This is what we were looking for and posting a great time gave us an excellent shot, stated Gafrarar. The #14 silver rocket was fast and the team and crew felt confident, all important factors for a good race." Both Gafrarar and Justin Hobgood were the only two to out of 32 entries to hit the 35 second clock in qualifying, with Justin picking up the Bud Pole award and new track record!

During happy hour Gafrarar #14 Will Hobgood prepared Pontiac was perfect. We made adjustments to have it race ready and felt confident that the three Hobgood cars would be headed to top five finishes. Lady luck took a nasty turn when the pit for a right front tire ended the Gafrarar run to the front. The night turned to a frustrating one stated Gafrarar, "as I completed 53 laps and pulled in for the front tire change, on pit exit I was told a wheel stud broke." As per NASCAR rules we need five and the Officials had me take it behind the wall. Having to park it for the remaining laps was not what I wanted for our team and Sponsors. Things happen, it's racing...and we turn the page and go forward - Bristol's coming."

Gafrarar stated he would like to give a huge thanks to his Sponsor Team: Travel Club International, Icehouse, I. H. Caffey, INC., RWI Sports Marketing, INC., Mobil 1, MeadWestvaco and Long Shifters. They are the people making this possible for me to do and help get their companies out there. We have a great Sponsor Team and hope to get them in the Winners Circle soon." Once again Thanks to Will Hobgood and the Hobgood Family and Crew for all their help and support - they are awesome. Also thanks to my Crew Chief - MarkTorbett, Spotter - Michael Johnson, Nikki Long - Scorer and Travis Firing - Crewman. I really wanted them all in the Winner's Circle." Gafrarar also stated " I would like to extend extra thanks to the Spears Truck Racing Crew for their Pit assistance."

Pennsylvania Fans will get to see Gafrarar August 8 - 10 at BeaveRun Motorsports Complex in Wampum, PA when he will race in the WKA Nationals at the Wampum facility. Gafrarar stated, I grew up in Pennsylvania and hope many come to see the event and stop over and say hello." Business associates interested in creating more advertising in a unique sport may contact Chuck in his website chuckgracer or at the Goody's Dash website http://www.nascartouring.com/goodysdashseries. The Dash series return's to the track on August 20th at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN. The competition is a companion race along with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The Craftsman Trucks will race at Bristol the same day.

-clarann-

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Travis Firing , Justin Hobgood , Michael Johnson