Edmonton: Jarrad Whissell race report

CALGARY'S JARRAD WHISSELL SCORES TOP-TEN FINISH IN EDMONTON July 25, 2010. Calgary's Jarrad Whissell and the ...


July 25, 2010. Calgary's Jarrad Whissell and the #44 SMS Equipment/Komatsu Ford team took to the airport runways at City Center Airport in Edmonton for their latest outing of the 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. With over fifty clients, family members and friends attending the race Whissell and the team did not disappoint the excited spectator scoring their best finish of the year.

After struggling with mechanical issues at the first two events Whissell and the #44 SMS Equipment/Komatsu Ford team were running well right from the first practice session. "The whole team worked really hard after last week in Toronto to be ready for this race" said Whissell. "The #44 SMS Equipment/Komatsu Ford was really good at the start of the weekend and we were able to keep improving on it" he added.

Whissell would qualify the #44 SMS Equipment/Komatsu Ford twelfth for the 100km race. "We were quickest in our qualifying group" said the driver and afterwards we made a few changes that we thought could make us even faster during the race" he explained.

When the green flag waved Sunday Whissell was in the thick of the battle with the #44 SMS Equipment/Komatsu Ford right away. "We had some good battles right at the beginning of the race" he stated. "And we managed to move up a couple of places into the top-ten" said the driver.

With only one yellow flag caution period slowing the field the #44 SMS Equipment/Komatsu Ford driver had to work for every position. "I had some good battles for position right through until the end of the race" stated Whissell. "The team worked really hard this week and the car performed well all weekend and we were able to achieve the kind of result we're capable of" he added.

Whissell would complete the race scoring his first top-ten finish of the year taking the checkered flag in ninth spot. "Our goal was to finish top-ten and we were able to achieve that" said the satisfied driver. "The guys all worked so hard during the off season on the #44 SMS Equipment/Komatsu Ford and through the first couple of events it's going to be a real motivator for everyone" he added.

Joining in the post race celebration were over fifty invited guests. "This is kind of our home race, it's only a short drive from Calgary and we have a lot of clients and employees and family members with us and it was really nice to be able to have such a good showing for everyone" said Whissell.

The five NASCAR Canadian Tire Series road course events are a part of some of the largest race weekends in Canada and also include the Toronto & Edmonton Indy's and Montreal Nationwide race weekend.

-source: whissell motorsports

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