FOSTER'S NIGHT AT TOLEDO CUT SHORT BY EARLY ACCIDENT Toledo, OH (September 1, 2006) -- Ryan Foster entered tonight's Hantz Group 200 looking to get a solid finish and back into his consistent ways from earlier this month. Foster qualified...
FOSTER'S NIGHT AT TOLEDO CUT SHORT BY EARLY ACCIDENT
Toledo, OH (September 1, 2006) -- Ryan Foster entered tonight's Hantz Group 200 looking to get a solid finish and back into his consistent ways from earlier this month. Foster qualified his No. 47 Ford in the 15th position and felt like he had a car capable of moving through the field and contending for a top-five or top-three finish. But Foster would never get that chance as on lap one he was involved in an accident when the No. 59 car got into the wall and Foster along with several other race cars got together trying to avoid the initial incident. Foster's night would come to an end too early and he would be forced to settle for a 34th place finishing position.
"I am so disappointed and frustrated," said Foster. "We work so hard to get ready and then have something like this happen on lap one. I know this was one of those situations where there was just nowhere to go, but it is even more frustrating because this was the race car that we wanted to take to DuQuoin for Monday's race. Now the team will have to go back to the race shop and get the back-up car ready for Monday. The No. 59 car got into the wall right in front of me and I had nowhere to go and could not get stopped in time and I got into him. It is really hard not to get down with the bad luck we have had the past three races, but we will try to keep our chins up and head to DuQuoin."
The ARCA RE/MAX Series competitors will head to the one-mile dirt track at the DuQuoin Fairgrounds for Monday's running of the Southern Illinois 100 at 1:00pm. ARCA RE/MAX Series Championship points and ARCA Rookie of the Year points will be updated following Monday's event.