TIMOTHY PETERS BRINGS HOME A SEVENTH PLACE FINISH IN MEMPHIS; EARNING HIS SECOND TOP-10 IN THREE RACES. The ...
TIMOTHY PETERS BRINGS HOME A SEVENTH PLACE FINISH IN MEMPHIS; EARNING HIS SECOND TOP-10 IN THREE RACES.
The #17 Strutmasters.com Toyota Tundra was competitive all day and Peters drove consistently fast laps to capture another top-10 finish for the Red Horse Racing team.
MILLINGTON, TN. (June 27, 2009)- Timothy Peters feels right at home on short tracks and Memphis Motorsports Park is no exception. The #17 Strutmasters.com Tundra was fast all weekend. Peters finished final practice second quick and then backed that up with a ninth place qualifying effort. He ran consistent, fast laps and drove a smart race to earn a seventh place finish. It marked his second top-10 finish in three races for Red Horse Racing and his fourth top-10 of the season.
The #17 Strutmasters.com team unloaded the same truck they ran in Milwaukee and it was fast right from the first laps at Memphis Motorsports Park. Peters was second quick in final practice and put his Toyota Tundra in the ninth starting spot for the evening's 150-mile MemphisTravel.com 200.
When the green flag dropped, Peters could tell that his truck was just a little too loose. He slipped back to the 11th position and radioed the crew that he was too free off of turn two and all the way through turn four. The caution came out on lap 12 but crew chief Chad Kendrick told his driver to stay out and he would formulate a plan for their first stop.
Peters restarted 11th and the truck seemed to be getting better the longer he ran. By lap 47 he had moved up into the ninth position. Still reporting being just a little tight in the center of turns one and two, Peters told the crew the truck was starting to come in.
The caution came out again on lap 51 and Kendrick called his driver to pit road on lap 53. Peters picked up four fresh tires and returned the following lap for fuel and a wedge adjustment. The #17 Strutmasters.com Tundra restarted 11th.
During the next green flag run, Peters reported that his Tundra was rolling the bottom of the race track really well. He worked his way back inside the top-10 on lap 72 and took over the eighth position by lap 89. Peters ran consistent lap times and maintained his position in the top-10.
Another caution came out on lap 109 and Peters told Kendrick that his truck felt really good but was just a little loose off of turn four. The #17 hit pit road one final time on lap 112 for four fresh tires and an air pressure adjustment. Peters returned the following lap long enough to allow the crew to put four seconds worth of fuel and a wedge adjustment into his Toyota Tundra. He restarted seventh.
Shortly after the restart the field spread out and Peters and his #17 Strutmasters.com couldn't seem to make up any ground on the leaders. He continued to run consistently fast lap times and held off the competitors behind him to cross the start/finish line in the seventh spot, earning him another top-10 finish. The #17 team was proud of their efforts in the MemphisTravel.com 200.
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