Kansas: Blake Feese race report

Blake Feese Rockets To Third In Kansas KANSAS CITY, KS (April 30, 2007) - - Blake Feese is back. Feese returned to the ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) after a two-year hiatus and impressed. After practicing in the top-20, Feese qualified seventh and...

Blake Feese Rockets To Third In Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KS (April 30, 2007) - - Blake Feese is back. Feese returned to the ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) after a two-year hiatus and impressed. After practicing in the top-20, Feese qualified seventh and the rest is history.

While Mother Nature tried to cancel the race on Friday, she eventually cooperated and the skies opened with sunshine allowing the track drying process to begin.

The cars were fired but would have to wait until lap 16 to officially get underway as the first 15 markers were run under caution. On the start, Feese began his charge towards the front. Quickly marching his Scottish Rite-PocketExpress.com Dodge into the top-five Feese knew he had a car capable of running at the front of the pack.

The ARS enjoyed an event filled with green-flag racing which meant the teams would have to make their lone pit stop under racing conditions. Feese stretched his mark leading lap 60 before making his way onto pit road.

While leading coming into the pits, the team had some problems on the left-rear tire which held up the time of the pit stop, but Feese vowed to overcome the misfortune.

Two cautions stalled the race late in the game helping Feese set up for a phenomenal finish.

Feese's car remained strong in the second half of the event thundering back from his pit stop to be a contender for the win. Unfortunately, Feese came up a little short and had to settle for third in his Kansas Speedway debut behind winner Scott Lagasse and Erik Darnell.

"We had a great day," said Feese who made his seventh ARCA start on Friday night. Our car was fast right off the hauler. My crew did a fantastic job all weekend. I had a lot of fun; it's nice to back driving for a team that believes in me. If the event was a little longer, I know that we would have been able to have something for the two guys ahead, but all in all I can't complain about our day. We were good; we're just going to have to be a little better in our next race."

Feese, who recorded his third ARCA top-five finish continued, "This race was extremely important for our sponsors Scottish Rite and Pocketexpress.com. We wanted to come out of Kansas with an eye-opening run and I think we did. It's been a while since I competed in the ARCA series, but I was glad to be back and I can't wait for our next race."

Speaking of his next race, Feese and company will announce the remainder of their 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule in the near future. Kansas marked the first of several planned racing events for the two-time ARCA winner this season.

-credit: bfe

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Series ARCA
Drivers Blake Feese , Scott Lagasse Jr.