The Jack Bowsher & Associates Motorsports team was looking forward to getting back on track at the Kansas Lottery $200 Grand on Saturday. After finishing 39th in Michigan, the team was hoping to rebound in Kansas City. After practicing and ...
The Jack Bowsher & Associates Motorsports team was looking forward to getting back on track at the Kansas Lottery $200 Grand on Saturday. After finishing 39th in Michigan, the team was hoping to rebound in Kansas City.
After practicing and qualifying 18th on Friday, the #21 team could not make any changes to the race car since this was an impound race. When the race began at 5:00 p.m., Todd started in the 18th position. On lap three he informed the crew that he was "tight, tight, tight." Under the second caution he brought the Safe Auto Insurance Ford down pit road to make some adjustments to change that situation. Todd came back on the track at the end of the lead lap cars in the 24th spot and worked his way to 19th by the next caution ten laps later. Using pit strategy, the Bowsher team stayed out while the leaders came in for pit stops, giving the #21 their first laps led of the 2005 season. Todd led four laps before settling into the 4th position until the next caution when Todd came in for four tires and fuel. Once again the #21 restarted at the end of the leap lap in 23rd, but Todd had the Ford back to 15th in fifteen laps. After the next pit stop on lap 69 for fuel and right side Hoosiers, the race went green until the checkered flag came out on lap 134. Prior to Todd bringing the #21 in for a splash of fuel with fifteen laps remaining he was running in 11th. The need for fuel and the quick pit stop put Todd into the 14th position where he would finish the race.
After the race Todd said, "This is not exactly were we wanted to finish this race, but if we could have gotten the car to handle a little better we could have been in the top 10. We led our first laps of the season today and are heading to two tracks where we have raced well in the past, Kentucky Speedway and Berlin. I feel Kentucky owes us a good race. In the spring race we cut a tire down ten laps into the race. Since we have finished 4th at Kentucky in 2001 and 7th and 9th in 2004, we are hoping to bring the GFS Marketplace Ford a couple of good races." The next two races (Kentucky Speedway and Berlin Raceway) are sponsored by GFS Marketplace.
Todd remained in 9th position in the year long points race with this finish. Chad Blount won the race with Kyle Krisiloff, Frank Kimmel, Bobby Gerhart and Joey Miller rounding out the top five.
The WLWT Channel 5-150 begins at 8 pm EST Friday, July 8. Speed Channel is covering the race live from 8-10 pm.