Toledo: Todd Bowsher race notes

Todd Bowsher put the GFS Marketplace ...

Todd Bowsher put the GFS Marketplace #21 solidly in the field for the Hickory Farms 200 ARCA ReMax Series event at Toledo Speedway on Sunday afternnoon, 11th on the starting grid.

When the green flag dropped at 3pm it got busy from lap 1.

Early in the race Bowsher was making his way to the front one lap at a time, moving up to 6th place. After a caution on the restart, leader Justain Algaier broke a transmission coming off turn 2 causing a chain reaction, stacking up the field behind him. Bowsher was hard on the brakes but couldn't avoid clipping the #67 of Jason Jarrett in the rear, causing front end damage, closing the air flow to the radiator and causing the engine to over heat on the GFS Marketplace Ford Taurus. Todd continued to hold his own with the lead pack, but it wasn't long before water began to spew and he was forced to pit to cool the engine down and add some water, not just once but several times, thus losing a lap to the leaders.

The GFS Marketplace Team pitted the car quickly and were able to remain only 1 lap down, which is not an easy task on the 1/2 mile at Toledo Speedway, thus bringing the Jack Bowsher & Associates Motorsports #21 to the flag in the 14th position.

Todd said following the race, "We didn't have a great day but all in all we came out of here with a race car, and we can't complain about that, 200 laps at Toledo is a tough race, there was some crazy stuff going on out there today, but we missed it and still came home in 14th. We've got a little breather time between races to prepare for a flat out schedule coming up, starting at Charlotte so we'll be ready to get em there in about 10 days."

In conjunction with the Hickory Farms 200 at Toledo Speedway the GFS Marketplace on Alexis Road in Toledo hosted an Open House on Saturday preceeding race day. Todd and some of the crew had the GFS Marketplace Taurus on display as was the #59 of Mark Gibson and the pace truck from Toledo Speedway. Todd and Mark were joined by Jason Jarrett to meet and greet fans and sign some autographs.

The next action for Todd Bowsher and the GFS Marketplace Team will be the Quaker Steak & Lube 100 from Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina on May 27, live on SPEED at 9:00pm.


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Series ARCA
Drivers Jason Jarrett , Mark Gibson , Todd Bowsher