Dave Whitlock Edmonton race report

WHITLOCK EIGHTH IN CASCAR RETURN TO EDMONTON Tuesday July 25, 2006, Edmonton, AB: Dave Whitlock in the ...


Tuesday July 25, 2006, Edmonton, AB: Dave Whitlock in the #39 Dodge Charger finished eighth in Saturday's Griddly Headz 100 at the City Centre Airport facility in Edmonton Alberta. CASCAR last competed at this facility in 2000 and the teams were excited to be added to the Grand Prix of Edmonton schedule in this it's second year.

Whitlock and the #39 NTN-Bower/Nitrex Metal Technologies team were pleased to add Headz Gamez Enterprises and their Griddly Headz games logo to the quarter panel of the race car for the weekend. Griddly Headz games are truly original - in concept, play and subject! The idea of all the "All Sports All Star' team players going up against the Pro's is as new and exciting as the game itself. Visit www.headzgamez.com

Friday their were two practice sessions and the #39 Dodge Charger continued to get faster each time out. Late Friday was the first of two qualifying sessions and Whitlock was shown thirteenth quickest on the score sheets. Saturday morning dawned hot and the Whitlock team made some changes and the resulting ninth quickest time in the second qualifying session showed they were going in the right direction. Record temperatures were the order of the weekend as the thermometer climbed to almost 100 degrees on Saturday afternoon prior to the Griddly Headz 100 main event. An early caution that lasted for seven laps was the only blemish on the thirty two lap event and after starting in the ninth position the Whitlock Dodge Charger finished in eighth. "The car was pretty good," stated Whitlock after the event. "It was a little lose at the end but I still got up underneath teammate Mark Dilley as we raced to the checkered flag. I almost got him but he finished seventh and we took eighth. It was great racing in front of so many race fans, I couldn't believe how full the grandstands were." -wr-

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Dave Whitlock , Mark Dilley