Gafrarar and Highlands Team takes 12th at Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach, SC - Mooresville, North Carolina's Chuck Gafrarar and the Highlands Motorports (Bristol TN) team headed to the Piggly Wiggly 150 Saturday for the NASCAR Touring Goody Dash...
Gafrarar and Highlands Team takes 12th at Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach, SC - Mooresville, North Carolina's Chuck Gafrarar and the Highlands Motorports (Bristol TN) team headed to the Piggly Wiggly 150 Saturday for the NASCAR Touring Goody Dash Series event. The Myrtle Beach Speedway event started with Gafrarar qualifying Team Highlands #52 Pontiac in 17th position. Within an hour from the race start, a shake up in the NASCAR Tech had three front row qualifiers shuffle their starting positions to the back of the pack because of qualifying infractions. Gafrarar ended up starting in 14th spot.
At the race start Gafrarar was on the move into 11th spot. It was a night of several track incidents for other drivers and cautions. Gafrarar, kept a good pace, avoiding several cautions. He brought the 52 into a position racing along side of Shane Hmiel. As Gafrarars tire temp increased and the handle went away he fought to maintain position. A quick stop and go pit for fuel, followed with another pit for chassis adjustment on lap 57 got Gafrarar back on the track to work forward.
With the last 20 laps on the board, Gafrarar battled the 93 car of Randy Humphrey back and forth for 11th spot. Heading to the checkered, Gafrarar was on bumper of the 93 but not enough edge to take over 11th. The Highlands Team hit the finish line with a 12th place finish!
Gafrarar stated, " we were digging tonight and I was happy to bring the 52 home in 12th, I really wanted a better finish for the team tonight." "Our crew did a great job but we will keep digging for that win and we look forward to Bristol."
There are three races remaining in the series with Gafrarar presently in 8th place in the points and maintaining his first place position in the Rookie of the Year points challenge!
The race weekend kept the Highlands Team busy with the Friday morning Fishing Tournament, sponsored by WIX Filters. Highlands Motorsports own Kevin Lowe brought home the First place trophy and a years supply of WIX Filters for his team! Gafrarar stated "it was great of WIX Filters to sponsor the Fishing Tournament, we appreciate having a change of pace to relax and kick back before race day." Later that evening the Highlands Team hit the NASCAR Cafe for the Drivers Autograph session.
Gafrarar and the #52 are sponsored by: Icehouse Beer, Highlands Motorsports, Lopez & Associates LLC, Refrigeration Services, Inc., I.H. Caffey, Allan Powell Motorsports Race Engines, Weaver Race Cars, Food Country, Pro-Image Computer Graphics, Lincoln Welders and Shields Electronics Supply Inc.
Race fans can keep up with all the team news, photos and sponsors at www.ChuckgRacer.com and www.highlandsmotorsports.com Team Highlands heads to Bristol TN for the next Goody's Dash event August 20th.