DuQuoin, IL (September 4, 2006) -- Ryan Foster has endured a very tough three-race stretch from Springfield through Toledo where he was involved in an accident on the first lap of the race. On Monday, Foster headed to the dirt track at DuQuoin ...
DuQuoin, IL (September 4, 2006) -- Ryan Foster has endured a very tough three-race stretch from Springfield through Toledo where he was involved in an accident on the first lap of the race. On Monday, Foster headed to the dirt track at DuQuoin Fairgrounds in hopes of a better finish in order to gain his consistency heading into the final four races of the 2006 ARCA RE/MAX Series season.
Foster's only experience on dirt in an ARCA car came a Springfield a few weeks ago where he experienced a blown motor in practice and was then taken out of the event early on; so practice was crucial at DuQuoin in order for Foster to get more comfortable on the dirt in the heavy stock car. Foster worked with teammate, Frank Kimmel, during practice in order to learn the line around the track and then qualified his No. 47 Ford in the 14th position for the event. During the 100-lap event, Foster was able to make his way to the tenth position on the lead lap before being forced to pit road with 15 laps remaining in order to cool down his overheating engine. Foster would finish the event in the 16th position, two laps down to the race leader.
"This was not the finish we were hoping for," said Foster. "But it is a lot better than the last three races. We have just had a lot of bad luck, but our team worked real hard after we wrecked the car Friday night at Toledo, which was supposed to be the primary car for DuQuoin. The track was a little tricky to learn and Frank (Kimmel) was able to help me get around it. We ran pretty well until the motor started to get too hot and we had to pit before it blew. I'm looking forward to getting back to a speedway next weekend in Chicagoland and hopefully get back in consistent mode for the rest of the season."