Delaware: Derek White race report

DEREK WHITE SCORES TOP-TEN FINISH AT DELAWARE June 6, 2010. Racer Derek White and the ...

DEREK WHITE SCORES TOP-TEN FINISH AT DELAWARE

June 6, 2010. Racer Derek White and the #99 DPW/OCR Gaz Bar Race Team have worked extremely hard during the off season preparing for their first year of competition in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. At race number one of the season, The Keystone Light 200, at Delaware Speedway near London, Ontario the team's efforts were rewarded with a splendid seventh place finish.

The #99 DPW/OCR Gaz Bar team worked tirelessly during practice but didn't quite have the car handling perfectly. White would only be able to manage a seventeenth place starting spot on the grid and knew he would have to be patient despite the rain showers that were approaching.

When the 200 lap event began White kept to his approach. "I just waited, waited and saved my tires, saved gas and let the guys battle it out" said the driver. "You've got to be so patient and let the race come to you" he added. The #99 DPW/OCR Gaz Bar driver was rewarded for his efforts as he began to make progress in the field.

Despite the threat of an early end the #99 DPW/OCR Gaz Bar car driver maintained his approach and further improved his position late in the race. "I just stayed calm and waited for chances to snake through the mayhem out there" he smiled. "There were a lot of guys who were a lap down that were trying to get it all back and I just kept steady, tried to hold a good pace and did my best to avoid all the contact he added.

The 200 lap event would have a total of thirteen caution periods for 101 laps and through it all the #99 DPW/OCR Gaz Bar car driver Derek White maintained his composure and finished with a seventh place result. "I was a bit lucky for sure, I don't know how I got through it all, a couple of them were really close but this is the first top-ten I've had and I love it. I'm really excited and that's the way to start the year. I'm ready for that road course next week" he concluded.

The #99 DPW/OCR Gaz Bar Race Team would like to thank the following sponsors for their support during the 2010 season: Game Busters, MJ Construction, LES Terraces enenchates, Snakes Poker and O.T.T.

Derek White and the #99 DPW/OCR Gas Bar Team will return to action June 12th & 13th for round two of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Mosport International Raceway June 12th & 13th.

-source: tls

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Derek White