Mechanical Problems Continue to Plague ARCA Rookie Allgaier St. Louis, MO (July 31, 2006) -ARCA RE/MAX Series Rookie Justin Allgaier seems to be plagued by mechanical problems after again having difficulties in Friday's Shop 'n Save 150 at the...
Mechanical Problems Continue to Plague ARCA Rookie Allgaier
St. Louis, MO (July 31, 2006) -ARCA RE/MAX Series Rookie Justin Allgaier seems to be plagued by mechanical problems after again having difficulties in Friday's Shop 'n Save 150 at the Gateway International Raceway. Allgaier had tire issues the week prior in Pocono sending him home with a disappointing finish. Allgaier hoped to improve his luck in St. Louis. After qualifying eighth in Friday's ARCA RE/MAX race it seemed that things could be turning around until an overheating problem sent him to the garage after only 48 laps into the event.
"We are just running through a streak of bad luck," Allgaier said. "It is disappointing but I know that going through these downs will make the good that much better. We had an OK car during practice but were able to lay down a nice qualifying run. Since I haven't had much luck at Gateway before I had just hoped to just have a solid finish but about 30 laps into the event the brakes started acting up. Then a puff of smoke erupted inside the car causing us to pit under the green flag. We discovered a loose oil line fixed it and returned to the track but the water temperature in the car wouldn't go down -- even after putting the cooling system on it. We again pitted to try to cool it again but we were unsuccessful and unable to continue on. Mechanical problems are so difficult, because they are out of our control, but after the break we are coming up to some of my favorite tracks so I think we should be able to turn our season around."
The ARCA RE/MAX Series is off until Saturday, August 12 when they will take to the track at the Nashville Superspeedway for the running of the ARCA 200. Allgaier won't be sitting idol during the off week as he heads to the Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Indiana for the running of Saturday's First Financial Bank Sumar Classic 100 USAC Silver Crown race and on Sunday he will race his midget car at the Tri-City Motor Speedway Auburn, MI.