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Race Results - Event #9 Cayuga
Sunday August 12, 2001
Steckly Continues To Battle Racing Gremlins
Stratford, ON: After resolving engine woes that plagued them for several weeks a twenty dollar fitting in the rear end broke to put the AW Millwrights/Erb Group Pontiac out of contention early. Steckly who had a great run finishing seventh at Trois Rivieres last week went behind the wall early in the Mac Tools 250 on Saturday night at Cayuga Speedway.
Steckly who has some very good runs this year combined with some very bad ones, once again found himself out of the hunt for that podium finish after timing fourteenth quickest on the day. The 22 Racing Pontiac was running in eleventh when disaster struck. With smoke coming out the rear of the car it was discovered that they had spewed out all their rear end oil on the track when a small fitting broke. After several pit stops they were able to re-fill it but the plug was a temporary fix. After returning to the track four laps down they continued to coast around until lap 123. With the rear-end overheating it was just a matter of time before there day would be done so they parked the AW Millwrights/Erb Group Pontiac before the damage got any worse. A twenty-fifth place finish was the result. Unofficially the AW Millwrights/Erb Group Pontiac remains in 16th in the Castrol Super Series Point Standings.
Podium finishers included 1. #98 Dave Whitlock 2. #4 Don Thomson Jr. 3 Whitlock team-mate #64 Mark Dilley