South Boston: Chuck Gafrarar race notes

Gafrarar's hope for win at SoBo up in smoke In 8th place and the motor drops cylinder Mooresville NC, June 17, 2003 - Chuck Gafrarar, Mooresville NC had proved before and in the past three races he can take the wheel of a car and work his way...

Gafrarar's hope for win at SoBo up in smoke
In 8th place and the motor drops cylinder

Mooresville NC, June 17, 2003 - Chuck Gafrarar, Mooresville NC had proved before and in the past three races he can take the wheel of a car and work his way to the front! On Saturday, June 14th at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway in South Boston VA, Gafrarar made his third stop in the 2003 NASCAR Goody's Dash series. The 2002 NASCAR Rookie of the year kept a good pace forward in the 150 lap event working his way to 8th spot after qualifying in 12th position.

Practice and qualifying for the event was done in extreme, hot and humid, track conditions at Big Daddy's Speedway. Gafrarar kept the car smooth during the race, maintaining a steady pace and position. He brought it on at the half way mark starting to work towards the front. Gafrarar took the Travel Club International - Icehouse #14 to the track for the first time run in a Ford product! A caution on lap 39 had Gafrarar pit for a fuel and go. The car, a little tight, ran steady in 12th spot. Gafrarar challenged the 2 car of Scott Weaver for 7th position when his engine started to fail, losing power, and ending the chase. Gafrarar headed for the garage with a 23rd finishing spot.

Gafrarar said "the car really started coming on after about 3/4 of the way into the race. I was able to pick up positions once the car really came in about 100 laps into the race. We were having a good run in the Mercury Cougar - Cam Strader prepared car, but the motor lost a cylinder throwing a wrench into the race for us! Everyone thought for sure we would have a top five finish! I would like to give special thanks to Cam and our crew, everyone did a great job and it would have been great to have a top five finish for them. We had great response from our fans at the track as well as our websites, stated Gafrarar. We have a great sport and the fans are the best." Gafrarar gave special thanks to his Sponsor Team: Travel Club International, Icehouse, I. H. Caffey, Inc., RWI Sports Marketing, INC., Mobil 1., MeadWestvaco, and Long Shifters!

The next race on the schedule for Gafrarar will be Friday, July 11th at Kentucky Speedway, Sparta KY. Chuck will be in the #14 silver rocket prepared by Will Hobgood! Interested business associates looking for unique advertising may contact Chuck at his website or within the Goody's Dash Drivers website.

-cgr-

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Cam Strader