STEVE MATHEWS READY TO RACE AT ST. EUSTACHE June 28, 2010. New Liskeard, Ontario's Steve Mathews driving the ...
STEVE MATHEWS READY TO RACE AT ST. EUSTACHE
June 28, 2010. New Liskeard, Ontario's Steve Mathews driving the #15 Mathews Motorsports Ford made a significant impact in race number one of the 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Delaware Speedway. Mathews is also now set to continue his season and hone his skills during the next event at the Autodrome St. Eustache Quebec on Saturday July 3rd.
The day at Delaware Speedway began very well for Steve and the #15 Mathews Motorsports team when they posted the quickest practice time during the early session. "Our new McColl car was terrific" said the driver. "I ran a lot of practice laps and we were very strong through the entire session" he added.
Due to a NASCAR penalty the #15 Mathews Motorsports Ford was only granted one qualifying lap and Mathews did tremendously well to come up with the tenth quickest qualifying run. "We were a couple of minutes late for Technical Inspection and the penalty is you only get one lap. Just a season opener mistake we have to live with" summarized the driver.
Showing patience and maturity Steve Mathews began moving his #15 Ford up to the front of the field with precision. "Some of the guys were a little aggressive but I just tried to take it easy" said Mathews. "I knew that we had a strong car and hoped to get out front and stay out of trouble" he added.
On lap 76 the #15 Ford would reach its destination and take over the lead of the race. Staying out of trouble in what turned out to be a caution filled event however was impossible. "After a few great restarts on the outside, I made contact with the #7 and was spun" said the disappointed driver.
Once relegated back in the field it became even more difficult to avoid trouble on the racetrack and the #15 Mathews Motorsports Ford once again became involved in an incident. "I feel we definitely passed the most cars and showed strength all night, but once at the back of the pack it is a gong show," stated Mathews.
For their next race at the Autodrome St Eustache on July 3rd Mathews and the team are hoping for a better result. "Everyone has been working hard and hard work and persistence will hopefully pay off."
You can find out more about "Speedy Steve" Mathews and keep up with the latest news on the #15 Mathews Motorsports Ford and follow their progress all season long in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series by logging onto the website www.stevemathews.net