Mosport II: Kerry Micks race notes

Micks wins a close one on Mosport oval "It's great to get back into Victory Lane" BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO (August 10, 2008) -- Kerry Micks had been battling a bout with the flu in the days leading up to the Full Throttle ...

Micks wins a close one on Mosport oval
"It's great to get back into Victory Lane"

BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO (August 10, 2008) -- Kerry Micks had been battling a bout with the flu in the days leading up to the Full Throttle Energy Drink 200 at Mosport Speedway, but the Mount Albert, Ontario driver put aside his illness to win the event, the seventh in the 13-race NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.

Micks battled with race leader Mark Dilley of Barrie, Ontario in the final stages of the 200-lap race, and nosed his Beyond Digital Imaging Ford outside Dilley's Dodge to take the checkered flag as the pair crossed the finish line.

The finish was a close one, with Micks out-accelerating Dilley to the line by less than a second. The win was the first for Micks this season.

"It wasn't an easy week for me, health wise, but it's great to get back to Victory Lane," said Micks after the race. "The crew and everybody involved with the team had a part in this one."

Kerry Micks dedicated his win to his Mom, who passed away in March of this year.

Micks started the race fifth in the 21-car field, which had been rain-delayed from Saturday. Pole sitter Scott Steckly of Milverton, Ontario led the first 126 laps, and then Dilley inherited the lead when the engine in Steckly's Dodge quit. Meanwhile Micks had taken over second spot and chased down Dilley, eventually passing him to take the victory. Dilley placed second and D.J. Kennington of St. Thomas was third.

With his Mosport victory, Micks has now climbed to fifth in the 2008 Championship Point Standings.

The next event for Micks Motorsports and the Beyond Digital Imaging Team in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will be at the Grand-Prix de Trois-Rivières in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, August 16-17.

-credit: Micks Motorsports

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers D.J. Kennington , Mark Dilley , Kerry Micks , Scott Steckly