Quick action in the pits put Wisconsin native Scott Wimmer up front to take home his first Victory in the Busch Grand National Series. In his 63rd start, Wimmer in his unsponsored Bill Davis Pontiac qualified 26th for the 200 miles event, but...
Quick action in the pits put Wisconsin native Scott Wimmer up front to take home his first Victory in the Busch Grand National Series. In his 63rd start, Wimmer in his unsponsored Bill Davis Pontiac qualified 26th for the 200 miles event, but within ten laps of the start of the race moved up eleven positions to 15th.
Wimmer remained competitive; breaking the top ten by lap 80. and the top five by Lap 110. Wimmer made it to the point on lap 150, during the final round of pit stops; he came in third, and left with the lead as he beat Mike McLaughlin and Jason Keller off pit road.
"These guys are awesome and these are awesome race cars. Bill Davis stuck with me and took a chance on me. I was pretty fresh when I came into this series. He didn't let anybody deter him from that and that's why I'm here. Sponsorship rules this sport and right now we're running without one and winning races. These guys pour their hearts and souls in this and they work hard, and that's why we're here." Said Wimmer.
The win made up for what started as a disappointing weekend for the twenty-six year old. The sophomore driver attempted double duty this weekend, but failed to qualify for Sundays Winston cup event.
Wimmer, who has been knick named the "King of concrete" has scored nine top-ten finishes in his last eleven starts on concrete tracks.
Finishing behind Wimmer were Mike McLaughlin, Jack Sprague, Jeff Green, and Jason Keller.
McLaughlin, who led a total of 63 laps, was pleased with his performance.
"If we can't win, then second is the place you want to be"
Jason Keller, who currently sits second in the series points made up some ground on Gregg Biffle, who was involved in a crash on lap 140, finishing seventeenth, leaving just 35 points separating the two contenders.
"A great day. We've won here before, but we've really struggled the last two times," Keller said. "To come home with a top five, that's what we needed today."
Other drivers involved in on track incidents included two time Dover winner Todd Bodine, Hank Parker Jr, Kevin Grubb and Kerry Earnhardt.
"I got to the 36, and he raced me pretty hard. I thought he was going to give me a line, but it turned out he wanted it too." Noted Earnhardt who finished 39th.
New Jersey native Martin Truex Jr started nineteenth and finished twenty-fifth.
The Series heads next week to Kansas City for the Mr. Goodcents 300.