On Wednesday afternoon, Todd Bowsher and the GFS Marketplace Team qualified their Ford Taurus in the 30th starting position for the Quaker Steak & Lube 100 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Once qualifications were through, the Jack Bowsher & Associates...
On Wednesday afternoon, Todd Bowsher and the GFS Marketplace Team qualified their Ford Taurus in the 30th starting position for the Quaker Steak & Lube 100 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Once qualifications were through, the Jack Bowsher & Associates Motorsports Team adjusted on the car for "Happy Hour" and felt pretty confident for the start of the race.
The green flag fell on the ARCA ReMax Series at 9pm, Thursday night, immediately following NASCAR Nextel Cup qualifying. From lap 1 Bowsher began working his way through the field 1 car at a time, but it was short lived as the GFS Marketplace Ford picked up debris and cut a tire down on lap 4. Todd brought the #21 to pit road for tires and fuel, slowing on the track for the flat tire and having to pit under green caused the GFS Marketplace car to lose 2 laps. Back under race conditions, but already behind the "8 Ball" Bowsher never gave up, he managed to keep pace with some of the cars on the lead lap and was looking for the checkered flag. A late race incident would end those hopes when the #44 of Brent Sherman spun in turn 4 amidst a pack of cars, including Bowsher, Todd had the multi-car wreck missed, when another car came up in front of him and he was caught up in the entanglement, doing damage to the left front of the GFS Marketplace #21, finshing in the 29th position. After the race, Bowsher said, " All in all we had a pretty neutral car here tonight, if we hadn't cut down a tire so early we could have came out of here with a decent finish, don't get me wrong we didn't have anything for the Cup teams but we could have been right there with the ARCA regulars, I don't know there just seemed to be debris everywhere, and we just happened to be the first car to pick it up and it cost 2 laps, this is such a short race anyway there just isn't anytime to recover." Bowsher added, " The race schedule is getting busy over the next several weeks, we'll head to Kansas next week and you know it's a lot like Kentucky so we'll see what we've got for them there."
While in the Charlotte area, Todd participated in an autograph session in Uptown Charlotte at "Food Lion Speed Street", meeting and greeting several hundred fans and signing autographs on Thursday afternoon at the Creative Loafing Booth.
The Jack Bowsher & Associates Motorsports Team will load up the GFS Marketplace Ford in their United Trailer and head to Kansas Speedway, with practice on Friday June 4. Pork Pole Qualifying is scheduled for Saturday June 5 at 10:30am and the start of the Kansas Lottery $200 Grand at 3pm local time.