BEAUCHAMP BUMPED FROM BEHIND SUFFERS CUT BRAKE LINE July 25, 2010. Ron Beauchamp and the ...
BEAUCHAMP BUMPED FROM BEHIND SUFFERS CUT BRAKE LINE
July 25, 2010. Ron Beauchamp and the #60 Mobil 1/Mopar Parts/Exide Batteries team worked tirelessly to improve the performance of their race car throughout the weekend during round five of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series this past weekend at the Edmonton Indy. Just when it looked like they were heading toward the front of the field during the race, a tap from behind would ruin their afternoon.
The team began the three race swing through western Canada struggling to achieve the performance they knew the #60 Mobil 1/Mopar Parts/Exide Batteries Dodge was capable of. "The car just wasn't feeling right during the Friday practice session" said Ron Beauchamp Jr. "We discussed a lot of areas we could adjust and by Saturday afternoon we had made a big improvement" he added.
Mired in the middle of the pack during practice Beauchamp jumped the #60 Mobil 1/Mopar Parts/Exide Batteries Dodge up to the seventh best qualifying time during the Saturday afternoon session. "I was able to drive the car deeper into the corners and really get a good bite coming of the turns" he stated.
As the green flag waved for the 100km event Sunday afternoon Beauchamp immediately looked for racing room to again improve the track position of the #60 Mobil 1/Mopar Parts/Exide Batteries Dodge. Others behind him weren't as cautious in their efforts and Ron Jr. was impacted from behind and sent awkwardly across the rumble strips in the corner. "In corner two the track narrows down and you need to be single file" explained the driver. "We got hit from behind and when we went across the rumble strips we cut a brake line" he stated.
The #60 Mobil 1/Mopar Parts/Exide Batteries team did an outstanding job to make the repairs on track and get Beauchamp back into the battle however the damage was done. Even quick repairs during green flag racing put them several laps down.
Beauchamp soldier the #60 Mobil 1/Mopar Parts/Exide Batteries Dodge to the finish and although he would be classified eighteenth he remains in the top-ten of the overall championship in eighth spot. "It was a tough weekend but we've got lots of racing left and this team will not quit" stated the driver. "We're headed to Vernon now and we know we'll have a fast race car" he concluded.
Ron Beauchamp Jr. and the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge Team will compete in all thirteen races on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Round number six takes place Saturday July 31st at Motoplex Speedway near Vernon, BC.
-source: tl sports