Gabi Impressive in Road Race Return Denver, NC (September 29, 2008) - Gabi DiCarlo and her Great Clips Race Team continue to impress the competition. Gabi returned to road course racing this past weekend at the brand new ...
Gabi Impressive in Road Race Return
Denver, NC (September 29, 2008) - Gabi DiCarlo and her Great Clips Race Team continue to impress the competition. Gabi returned to road course racing this past weekend at the brand new facility known as New Jersey Motorsports Park, where she quickly adapted to the challenging track.
During the ten minute qualifying session DiCarlo piloted the Great Clips Toyota Camry around the sweeping right and left hand turns to position herself in a very respectful 16th place starting spot.
The team started the race with a strategy to stay on course and set the race up for a late charge to what was intended to be a strong top ten finish. Everything was going as planned as Gabi worked her way around the demanding course until she was bumped from behind and spun off the track. Gabi quickly worked her way back through traffic and an extremely quick pit stop from the Great Clips pit crew put DiCarlo back into the hunt.
Unfortunately for the team and all the competitors weather became a big aspect in the weekend and eventually the race results as the race was called 19 laps shy of the scheduled 67 lap, 150 mile distance with Gabi running 12th.
"We really were set for a great run to the finish, but 12th isn't bad with the drivers that were here this weekend," said Crew Chief Randy Nelson. "Gabi was great in the race and the crew gave us their best stop of the year, you just can't control the weather"
The Great Clips Race Team will now change gears and head to famous Talladega Superspeedway and the running of the ARCA RE/MAX 250 Friday October 3rd at 5:00pm ET.