Dave Jacombs Canada Day Shootout Cayuga race summary

Jacombs hard luck season continues with broken front end in Cayuga Shootout. Hamilton, ON: Dave Jacombs and the Speedy Auto Service/Dynomax Performance Exhaust Taurus team headed to Cayuga for the Canada Day Shootout, featuring six NASCAR stars...

Jacombs hard luck season continues with broken front end in Cayuga Shootout.

Hamilton, ON: Dave Jacombs and the Speedy Auto Service/Dynomax Performance Exhaust Taurus team headed to Cayuga for the Canada Day Shootout, featuring six NASCAR stars with high hopes of turning their season around. On lap 62 a broken front suspension part ended their hopes of a top ten and resulted in a 33rd place finish. NASCAR star Matt Kenseth in the DeWalt Tools Ford took the lead on lap 92 to notch the victory for the U.S. contingent.

Jacombs posted practice times around 20th fastest all day. Not bad considering there were forty-seven cars in attendance looking for one of the forty-four starting spots. After time trialing twenty-first quickest, the Speedy Taurus started the 50 lap qualifying race in tenth and when the checkered flag fell Jacombs was credited with finishing seventh.

The Speedy Auto Service/Dynomax Performance Exhaust/FAG Automotive Taurus lined up in the seventh row on the starting grid for the 100 lap shootout later in the evening. Jacombs moved up to as high as twelfth but was saving his tires as the front runners of Don Thomson Jr., Peter Gibbons, Al Turner and Ted Musgrave were setting a furiously fast pace. It was the Speedy Team' s hope that if they saved their tires they could move up during the final twenty laps of the race. The strategy was a good one as most of the teams had no right rear rubber left by the lap 90 mark, however the front suspension broke and Jacombs went straight up the track and hit the turn three wall. Unfortunately he took the #02 of Kerry Micks with him through no fault of his own. Jacombs brought the Speedy Taurus onto pit road for repairs but they lost several laps, finishing 95 of the scheduled 100 laps.

A disappointed Jacombs said after the race "Lady Luck has just not been on our side this year. We won the reliability award last year for completing the most laps but we are at the opposite end of that this year. We had a decent car today and for sure we could have had a top ten. I knew that with the pace Donnie and Peter were setting they would likely run out of tires at the end and it looks like they did. They were not alone though as most of the top ten had nothing left on the right rear," he added. "We go to the Indy now and we always enjoy this event so maybe this is where we will come up with another top finish to go with the third at the Mosport Road Course from a couple of weeks ago."

Dave Jacombs and some of his team attended another Haugen's BBQ Cruise Night in Port Perry on Monday July 1st. It is ranked as their second largest one of the year and by all accounts there were a large number of cars in attendance and it was considered a huge success.

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Ted Musgrave , Dave Jacombs , Peter Gibbons , Kerry Micks , Al Turner , Don Thomson Jr. , Port Perry