Another Top Ten Finish at Lake Erie Speedway North East, PA July 12 -- Jason Jarrett driving the ...
Another Top Ten Finish at Lake Erie Speedway
North East, PA July 12 -- Jason Jarrett driving the #67 ML Motorsports Pontiac Grand Prix battled back from an early race spin to finish sixth in last night's running of the ARCA RE/MAX Series 200 presented by Hamot & Siemens at Lake Erie Speedway located in North East, Pennsylvania. Jarrett still sits second in series point standings as a result of Saturday night's finish.
Jarrett, first out on the grid for qualifying, garnered a 12th place starting position, one where he was not satisfied with his qualifying effort.
"We were first out, and after watching others qualify, I felt like I drove down into the corners too hard and it slowed us down a bit," said Jarrett. "Then, we got spun out early in the race, and had to drive our way back up through the pack. We found out quickly, that we had to run up high on the track to be able to pass and get back to the front."
"The car was awesome," added Jarrett. "Toward the end of the race, we started to lose the brakes a little, but the car ran great and we were able to move up and get back into the top ten. There were a lot of cautions, particularly toward the end of the race that slowed us up, but as far as how the car handled and how it ran; let's just say, that if they keep giving me cars like that, we'll win three or four before the end of the season."
Race winner, Frank Kimmel, got past race leader Billy Venturini coming off the fourth turn in the final lap to pick up the win. Venturini spun out coming off four and actually slid across the finish line going backwards still picked up second place. Andy Belmont wound up third.
Next up are back-to-back events at Pocono International Raceway with the ARCA Giant 200 on Friday, July 25 and the Pennsylvania 200 on Saturday, July 26th. Both events will be televised on Speed Channel.
Jason Jarrett is the driver of the ML Motorsports Biomet/Damon Motor Coach sponsored Pontiac Grand Prix. Jason Jarrett is also a member of the Coca- Cola Racing Family.