South Boston: Matt Crafton race notes

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. - A problem with a jack on a mid-race pit stop ruined Matt Crafton's run in the John Boy & Billy's 250 NASCAR Truck Series race at the South Boston Speedway Saturday, October 16. Crafton finished 16th, two laps behind winner ...

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. - A problem with a jack on a mid-race pit stop ruined Matt Crafton's run in the John Boy & Billy's 250 NASCAR Truck Series race at the South Boston Speedway Saturday, October 16. Crafton finished 16th, two laps behind winner Dennis Setzer.

Crafton, who started ninth, raced to seventh positions in the first 20 laps before pitting for the first time. He returned to the track in 28th place, but steadily worked his way forward, running 11th before pitting again.

A problem with the jack as the ThorSport Racing crew serviced the No. 88 Menards/Enzyme Magic Chevrolet cost Crafton nearly two laps to the leaders. He returned to the track in 19th position. Over the final 100 laps, he raced to 16th position and consistently ran laps faster than many of the eventual top-10 finishers.

"What a shame," Crafton said.  "We had a truck that could have run in the
top five and we finished 16th with it.  That's frustrating."

The performance kept Crafton 11th in the series point standings. He trails 10th-place Chad Chaffin by 32 points with four races remaining on the 2003 slate.

The circuit continues with an October 11 event in Fort Worth, Texas.

-tsr-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dennis Setzer , Matt Crafton , Chad Chaffin