Allgaier Slides into Top-10 in Points After Salem Salem, IN (September 18, 2006) -Justin Allgaier has had many ups and downs in his rookie season in the ARCA RE/MAX Series but was able to slide his way back into the top-10 in championship points...
Allgaier Slides into Top-10 in Points After Salem
Salem, IN (September 18, 2006) -Justin Allgaier has had many ups and downs in his rookie season in the ARCA RE/MAX Series but was able to slide his way back into the top-10 in championship points after posting a third place finish Saturday at the Salem Speedway.
Allgaier qualified in the fourth position but clipped the wall early causing minor suspension damage to the right side of the car. The No. 16 Hoosier Tire Midwest-AG Tech-Trashman-USAF Chevrolet team lead by Larry Moore made the right calls in the pits and was able to put Allgaier back out on the track to hunt down a solid finish after pitting twice.
"We had a great car today," Justin Allgaier said. "I knew the car was good in practice and qualifying so I figured if we maintained we'd be able to bring home a good finish if not a win. I tapped the wall early in the race knocking in the suspension on the right side a bit. The guys in the pits did an awesome job fixing the damage and managing to get the adjustments we needed to stay competitive. But towards the end of the race the car was just so tight. At one point Frank (Kimmel) got pinned on the inside of the track by Blake (Bjorklund) and made the pass for the lead. The preferred passing lane was on the outside and I had trouble keeping the car up. I could have tried to go by as well but with the car being so tight I didn't want to jeopardize either of our positions so I settled in for third. It was a great point's day and we were able to get back in to the top-10 in championship points, which was our goal. With two races left we are just focusing on solid finishes and hopefully another win. We are really excited about heading to the largest track we race at all year -- Talladega. The guys at the shop will be working hard so that we can go test next week, hopefully ironing out any kinks we may have before we get there for the race in October."
The ARCA RE/MAX Series will enjoy two weeks off before heading to the Talladega for the running of the Food World 300 on Friday, October 3.