Talladega: Justin Allgaier race report

Solid Finish for Allgaier at Talladega Talladega, Alabama (October 8, 2007)-Justin Allgaier took to the track in the No. 16 AG Tech-Schluckebier Farms-Auto Xpress ARCA RE/MAX Series car for the running of the ARCA RE/MAX 250 Friday, October 5,...

Solid Finish for Allgaier at Talladega

Talladega, Alabama (October 8, 2007)-Justin Allgaier took to the track in the No. 16 AG Tech-Schluckebier Farms-Auto Xpress ARCA RE/MAX Series car for the running of the ARCA RE/MAX 250 Friday, October 5, 2007 at the Talladega Superspeedway. Allgaier made his second appearance at the 2.66-mile historic advancing from his last years finish.

Allgaier, running in race setup, placed the ARCA RE/MAX Series Car in the 30th place position with a time of 53.068 seconds at a speed of 180.448 mph. Allgaier quickly advanced through the pack after taking the green flag in the 94 lap, 250 mile race.

Allgaier pitted on the first of five caution periods on lap 29 for fuel and two Hoosier tires. Allgaier managed to work through the draft and avoiding the numerous cautions on the 2.66-mile superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. Allgaier restarted sixth on lap 61 but was quickly shuffled out of the pack while running speeds in excess of 190 mph.

The pack continued to shuffle back and forth from the top of the track to the bottom not excluding the middle line of the superspeedway. Allgaier kept in the mix of the draft running in the sixth place position on one lap moving back to the 21st place on the next. Allgaier made some bold moves by jumping to the middle of the pack at the end of the 94 breath holding laps but without help to push him forward, he had to return to a line so not to lose too many positions. Allgaier worked with the drivers around him and made a last effort on the restart with four laps remaining in the race but it was too late for the pack to reach the leaders sending Allgaier across the line in the 13th place position.

"I know I need to have a good race in Toledo to stay where we are in points," Allgaier said. "We had a decent finish today but I really thought I had a top-five car. I tried to break out of the pack to make a run but without any help to push, you can't really go anywhere. That's the thing about restrictor plate racing - you really depend on the draft. I'm looking forward to the season ending and just taking some time. It's been an up and down year but with one race left to go I need to focus on that. The guys did a great job in the pits today and I have to thank them for all their hard work."

Allgaier left the Talladega Superspeedway and headed to Belleville, Illinois Saturday for the "Charlene Meents Memorial" at Belle-Clair Speedway finishing second in his heat and sixth in the feature driving the No. 2 Ethanol Performs Illinois State Corn Marketing Board Spike midget car. Sunday Allgaier took the POWERi Midget car to the "Bob Wente Classic" at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL where he finished third in his heat and sixth in the feature race.

-credit: www.JustinAllgaier.com.

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