USAR: Ace: Jay Fogleman race report

Altamahaw, NC, - Jay Fogleman returned to Ace Speedway Friday Night, where he sat on the pole last April and where he has accumulated twenty plus wins to his credit. When all was said and done Friday evening, Fogleman had driven the Premier ...

Altamahaw, NC, - Jay Fogleman returned to Ace Speedway Friday Night, where he sat on the pole last April and where he has accumulated twenty plus wins to his credit. When all was said and done Friday evening, Fogleman had driven the Premier Motorsports #68 Ford Taurus to a seventh place finish at the 2002 running of the Jackaroo Sauces 250.

Fogleman lined up sixth at the green, posting a fast lap qualifying time of 16.028 seconds. When a lap 3 accident on turn four brought out the first caution of the race, Fogleman was forced high and fell back to ninth at the restart.

By lap 61, the #68 Ford had reclaimed sixth position. The team elected to pit on lap 106 and Fogleman rejoined the field at the tail of the lead lap. He steadily worked his way through traffic until he was running seventh by lap 153. When the leaders pitted on lap 159, Fogleman seized the opportunity to grab the lead and led the pack at the restart for nearly 30 laps.

By lap 186, the #5 and #11 cars had begun to challenge Fogleman, and although he successfully held them off for three laps, they were able to get around him on lap 189.

Three laps later, the #92 passed and on lap 194, the #11 passed, pushing Fogleman back to fifth. On lap 218, Fogleman was able to drive around the #11 to regain fourth.

Following a second pit stop on lap 227, Fogleman rejoined the pack in eighth spot. When the #55 car took out the #11 car on lap 233, and the field lined back up, Fogleman was sixth and would have finished sixth had the #32 car not put a hard charge on to pass the #68 Premiere Motorsports Ford before the checkers.

"The car just didn't perform the way we wanted it to tonight", said Fogleman. "However, we are very pleased that The Arc was able to come out to the race and join us", he continued. JFco Motorports is hosting members of The Arc, an advocacy group for developmental disabilities, at each of their races during the 2002 season. One member is chosen at each event to be an honorary pit crew member, and the honoree at Ace was Travis Ward.

-JFco-

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