Jacombs Calgary race report

Jacombs Regains Fourth In Points After Dropping To Fifth On Friday Calgary, Alberta: After giving up fourth place in the Castrol Super Series Point Standings on Friday evening, Dave Jacombs in the ...

Jacombs Regains Fourth In Points After Dropping To Fifth On Friday

Calgary, Alberta: After giving up fourth place in the Castrol Super Series Point Standings on Friday evening, Dave Jacombs in the #88 Speedy Auto Service/Dynomax Performance Exhaust Taurus regained the position on Sunday from Castrol Dodge driver D. J. Kennington in the Mopar 300, when he finished fourteenth. This was event ten on the twelve race Castrol Super Series schedule and it was held at Race City Motorsports Park in Calgary.

Jacombs and his crew worked on the Speedy Taurus all day on Friday and while they were decently quick at the start of practice he felt that the car was just not responding the way he wanted it to. They proceeded to their 100 lap qualifying event, lining up in tenth. An eighth place finish was the result, which was good enough for the eighteenth starting spot for the Mopar 300 on Sunday.

Jacombs and crew chief Tim Ellas put there heads together on Friday evening and decided something was not right on the car. After an all day work session on Saturday they headed to the track to get in some practice laps prior to the CASCAR final qualifer. Jacombs was much happier after this session and hoped that this would result in a strong performance on Sunday. Tires are always an issue at Race City and in an attempt to keep the track clean, officials painted a white line around the bottom of the track. If you were caught with your tires below this line, which would spray gravel onto the track, you would be penalized. It seems that this effort was doomed for failure as early reports were that there was still a lot of gravel and stones on the track.

The Speedy Taurus driver ran strong during the first one hundred laps of the race where he was scored as high as third. Tire problems for Jacombs would again prove to be the culprit and he was forced to pit under the green for repairs. Late in the race the Speedy Auto Service/Dynomax Performance Exhaust Taurus was caught up in a small collision when the #02 of Kerry Micks got turned around. All in all it was a difficult day for Jacombs and his crew who worked hard to keep him on the lead lap but they were happy to salvage a fourteenth.

After relinquishing fourth in the point standings on Friday evening after the 100 lap qualifiers, unofficially Jacombs was able to take the spot back from D. J. Kennington who experienced motor failure early in the event. Podium finishers included 1. Dave Whitlock 2. Don Thomson Jr. 3. Neil Fair.

The next event on the agenda for the #88 Speedy Auto Service/Dynomax Performance Exhaust Taurus Team will be at the Vancouver Indy on Friday & Saturday, September 1st and 2nd, where the CASCAR late models will take to the streets of Vancouver for the first time.

-SAS/DPETT-

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Dave Jacombs , Dave Whitlock , Neil Fair , Don Thomson Jr.