Talladega: Todd Bowsher race notes

After a disappointing qualifying effort on Friday at the 2.66 mile Talladega Superspeedway, Todd Bowsher set his sights on the Food World 300 on Saturday afternoon. The ARCA ReMax Series took the green flag in Alabama at 1pm and Bowsher drove his...

After a disappointing qualifying effort on Friday at the 2.66 mile Talladega Superspeedway, Todd Bowsher set his sights on the Food World 300 on Saturday afternoon. The ARCA ReMax Series took the green flag in Alabama at 1pm and Bowsher drove his GFS Marketplace Ford from the 30th starting spot.

Although this was the last ARCA ReMax Series event of the 2004 season the Bowsher camp was prepared to give chase to the checkered flag. Playing it smart and showing patience Todd moved his Ford Taurus into the top 10 and eventually gained the lead as the cars in front of him pitted. From there Bowsher hovered with the lead pack most of the day and escaped some serious incidents on track while maneuvering his way through the strong field of cars, but once again his luck would run out. On lap 55 he was caught up in a multi-car wreck when the #46 of Frank Kimmel and the #99 of Klaus Graf got together and triggered the incident, ending the day for Bowsher and the GFS Marketplace #21 along with several other contenders. Todd was credited with a 31st place finishing position.

"We had a strong run going here today, we led a few laps and had our car working good in the draft, it's just really upsetting being caught up in someone else's wrecks, we had it missed until someone hit Jason (Jarrett) and knocked him into us and another car". said Bowsher following the Food World 300. He added, "We've not had any luck this year, we have good cars and a good race team, our performance level has come up to par, but we can't manage to get the luck factor working on our side. This has been a long hard year and at times pretty hard to swallow, we've finally got things where they need to be and the luck just isn't there. What is it they say," I'd rather be lucky than good", well right now that doesn't sound too bad."

Todd leaves the Talladega Superspeedway, the final race of the 2004 ARCA ReMax Series season 9th in the final Driver Championship Point Standings, but already looking ahead to 2005.

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Series ARCA
Drivers Klaus Graf , Frank Kimmel , Todd Bowsher