Father and Son Place Third and Fourth in the Sunoco/Haynes 150 Holland, NY - A long trip out to Western New York turned out to be rewarding for the entire Moore Racing Team. Both teams were faced with a challenge when the day began Saturday ...
Father and Son Place Third and Fourth in the Sunoco/Haynes 150
Holland, NY - A long trip out to Western New York turned out to be rewarding for the entire Moore Racing Team. Both teams were faced with a challenge when the day began Saturday morning. Sophomore driver Ryan Moore discovered his R.C. Moore Transportation/Bill Dodge Auto Group/Shell Rotella T Chevrolet needed several adjustments.
"The car wasn't handling the way we needed it to and we all knew we had our work cut out for us. The teams really pulled together and did a great job of solving the problem. We spent most of our practice time making adjustments and we were just going to take a risk and give it our best shot for time trials," said Moore.
Moore drove as hard as he could to get a decent lap time. Sure enough, he put himself in the third starting spot for the 150-lap event.
At the drop of the green, the outside lane excelled and the inside lane just didn't take off as quickly as Moore had hoped. He immediately fell back to fifth, sliding in right behind father Kelly Moore. "The track is really challenging," said Moore, "There's not much room to pass at all and you really just have to hold on to your position."
The excitement came late in the race when Moore was challenged from behind by competitor Tim Andrews. For almost twenty laps, Andrews tried to get around the 74 car, but Moore had a run for him every time. The two put on a great show for race fans. When a yellow came out, Moore came on the radio to chat with is spotter: "Please thank the number 9 car. This is the most fun I have had racing in a long time. I appreciate the challenge and the room he is giving me on the track." Andrews didn't let up on the pressure.
When the checkered waved, veteran driver and father Kelly Moore went across the finish line third, with his son behind him in fourth. "Thinking back to the condition of the car right off of the hauler, its great to think we are bringing home two top-five finishes. We'll go home and re-pack the hauler. We head to Loudon Monday morning to test."
The NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch North Series will be off for the holiday weekend but will work to prepare for Lake Erie Speedway July 10th. Holland's race will be aired on SpeedTV on July 10th as well, scheduled to be broacast at noon. For more information on Ryan Moore, visit www.ryanmooreonline.com.