RANGER POSTS FOURTH SECOND PLACE FINISH OF THE YEAR Hamilton, ON : Andrew Ranger posted his fourth second place finish of the year on Saturday night at Cayuga Speedway Park in the running of the Subway 200. This consistency and...
RANGER POSTS FOURTH SECOND PLACE FINISH OF THE YEAR
Hamilton, ON : Andrew Ranger posted his fourth second place finish of the year on Saturday night at Cayuga Speedway Park in the running of the Subway 200. This consistency and his string of top ten finishes are what has kept the driver of the No. 27 Wal-Mart/Tide Jacombs prepared Ford Fusion in the lead in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series standings this year.
During the afternoon practice and qualifying sessions, Ranger quickly settled into the top ten on this his second trip to Cayuga Speedway just outside of Hamilton, Ontario. The No. 27 Wal-Mart/Tide Fusion driver would qualify in sixth place and would line up for the Subway 200 in the third row on the outside later in the evening.
At the drop of the green, teammates J.R. Fitzpatrick and Don Thomson Jr. were battling side by side and on lap seven a spinning Thomson hit the wall collecting his teammate and two others. This allowed Ranger to re-start in third. By lap thirty-six he had taken the Jacombs prepared entry to the front of the pack, a place he would stay until pitting on lap one-thirty-nine for tires and fuel. Ranger quickly moved up through the field again and was resigned to finishing in fourth when a last lap, last turn incident took out the front two cars, allowing Ranger to cross the line in second.
"Our team, led by crew chief Bill Burns gave Ranger a really great car tonight," stated team owner Dave Jacombs. "Andrew thought maybe he wanted to make some changes on his pit stop to get the car a little better but decided against it at the last minute. A second is a really great accomplishment for Andrew on the oval track and he led the most laps in the event as well. He is known for his road course prowess now he is showing us all he has what it takes on the ovals as well."
Ranger now takes a healthy 122 point lead into event number ten at Barrie Speedway on Saturday Sept. 8th. In the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series first appearance at this track earlier in the year and in Ranger's third ever oval track event he finished a very impressive fifth, an accomplishment he hopes to better this time.