Tolsma Pikes Peak post-race report

When It Rains, It Pours For Randy Tolsma at PPIR Colorado Springs, CO (May 20, 2001) "It seems that when it rains, it pours." Those were the words of a dejected Randy Tolsma following the Jelly Belly 200 at Pikes Peak International Raceway.

When It Rains, It Pours For Randy Tolsma at PPIR

Colorado Springs, CO (May 20, 2001) "It seems that when it rains, it pours." Those were the words of a dejected Randy Tolsma following the Jelly Belly 200 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Tolsma started 6th-his current points position-after qualifying was canceled due to rain, but fell back to 12th position during the initial run. An engine problem at lap 70 relegated Tolsma to a 28th place finish. "The Big White Truck just didn't handle the way I anticipated at the start of the race," said Tolsma. "We were only one lap away from making a scheduled pit stop for improvements, tires and fuel when the engine let go."

"Peter Giles and PME have provided great engines for the No. 61 Chevrolet Silverado so far this year. I don't have any complaints on their reliability or power," Tolsma stated. "These things just happen in racing. I am more disappointed for my team, than I am for not finishing the race. Craig Huartson and the guys worked really hard all weekend. We made a lot of changes and they never gave up."

"Legendary football coach, Lou Holtz says, 'You can plan on encountering at least three crises' a season. Our success will depend on how we react to these threats.' For Team Rensi and the Big White Truck, we plan on regrouping when we get back to the shop, learning from this weekend and preparing for the next race. That's how you win championships-that's what Team Rensi is made of."

The next stop for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is 'The Monster Mile' in Dover, DE Friday, June 1.

-TR-

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