ANOTHER TOP-TEN FINISH FOR ANTHONY SIMONE August 5, 2010. For the third consecutive race during the western swing of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series Anthony Simone and the ...
ANOTHER TOP-TEN FINISH FOR ANTHONY SIMONE
August 5, 2010. For the third consecutive race during the western swing of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series Anthony Simone and the #95 Rx100 Chevrolet team showed that their early season difficulties are long since behind them as they posted another outstanding finish during round number seven at Auto Clearing Speedway in Saskatoon, SK. For the third consecutive event the team finished in the top-ten and improved their position in the overall championship standings.
During practice the #95 Rx100 Chevrolet looked to be among the quickest cars on the 1/3 mile high banked oval track. However during qualifying Simone did not have the car handling the way he expected and would manage only the thirteenth best time. "It was a bit unusual and not what we expected at all" said Simone. "The front end of the car just didn't hold the way we believe it would and we ended up further back than we should have been" he added.
When the green flag waved to begin the 250 lap feature the handling characteristics of the #95 Rx100 Chevrolet would make for a difficult night for the team. "We ended up battling a loose race car all night" said the frustrated driver. "No matter what we tried to get the car handling the way we needed it to it was a struggle for us" he added.
Though not having the kind of performance from the #95 Rx100 Chevrolet he'd hoped Simone continued to battle for each and every position on the track. "We did the best we could with the car we had and the team worked really hard to make the car better and I'm really pleased that we were able to gain some positions" said the driver. "The whole team did their best to make it better and I gave it everything I could".
Simone would use all his talents to gain four positions from his starting spot and capture a finishing position of ninth. "We absolutely wore the right rear tire off the car, it was that loose" said the driver. "So to come out of here with a top-ten finish we can't really complain about that" he stated.
This marks the third consecutive top-ten finish for the #95 Rx100 Chevrolet and the momentum for the team continues to build. "To come out of this three race western swing with a second, a fifth and a ninth place finish after the tough start our team had is really great" said Simone. "We've got things turned around and we're looking forward to the next event at Trois Rivieres and we'll have the problems we had tonight sorted out for the next oval race too" he added.
Of note: Following a NASCAR imposed penalty on the#3 team at Motoplex Speedway the #95 Rx100 Chevrolet team was classified fifth in the official results of that race. Following three consecutive top-ten finishes Anthony Simone now sits eighth in the overall championship standings.
-source: simone autosport