BNS: Moore Racing Loudon Review

Loudon, NH -- Kelly Moore finished 4th in Saturday's Farm Aid on CMT 100 Busch North Series, a NASCAR Touring Division, race at New Hampshire International Speedway. Ted Christopher worked the restarts like magic all afternoon and drove away from...

Loudon, NH -- Kelly Moore finished 4th in Saturday's Farm Aid on CMT 100 Busch North Series, a NASCAR Touring Division, race at New Hampshire International Speedway. Ted Christopher worked the restarts like magic all afternoon and drove away from runner-up Dave Dion to score his 1st win of the 1998 season.

The Tic-Tac Pontiac Grand Prix posted the 4th fastest qualifying time on Friday, a feat Moore felt was lucking considering the times that were posted by the last 20 competitors to qualify. "I thought we had a really good qualifying effort, we went out very early and I feel the track got a lot faster as more cars went out," Moore said. "The last 20 cars that took qualifying, their times really picked up. We were real lucky to qualify 4th going out that early."

The flagman had just finished displaying the green flag to the 45-car field when Tom Carey, Jr. and Mike Stefanik made contact in turn one, sending Carey backwards into the retaining wall. The action was directly in front of Moore and he checked up hard to avoid hitting Stefanik, but made it through unscathed. The altercation put Carey out of the race, and shuffled him down to 4th in the championship point standings. On the next restart, Moore made up the position he had lost and set his sights on Christopher, who once again got another outstanding jump on the restart.

Moore, with Dale Shaw and Dave Dion in tow, caught the leaders within the next 15 laps. Shortly thereafter, the 2nd caution flag was thrown after Kip Stockwell struck the wall. "We had a pretty good run going, got ourselves settled in after 15 laps or so. Our car was decent and we started to catch Ted.", explained Moore. "We just about got to him and then got another caution. Christopher was playing on the restarts, slowing the pace down and then hammering it, it's difficult to anticipate and we just couldn't react in time to stay with him." Dale Shaw got by Moore on the backstretch on lap 30, three laps later Mike Stefanik got hung out to dry on the outside allowing Shaw, Moore and others to get by.

Shaw and Moore battled hard for the 2nd spot; Shaw doing everything he could to fight off the faster car of Moore. At times, Moore's car appeared to be very loose, something Kelly attributed to the new reconditioner that was applied to the track last week. "At the beginning of the race we were a little bit loose getting in the corners and a little bit loose getting out," the Scarborough, ME native explained. "We thought the track would tighten up but it didn't tighten up as much as we had expected. The sealer changed the racetrack quite a bit, it didn't tighten up as much as it has in the past, and usually it tightens up as the race goes on." Moore was able to fight off his loose racecar exiting turn four to blow past Dale Shaw to assume the 2nd position as leader Christopher completed lap 46. No sooner did Moore begin to hunt down Christopher, another caution was thrown, this time for debris on the frontstretch.

Christopher got another good restart and had a 1-second lead within two circuits. Dave Dion was hounding Moore for the 2nd spot. Dion and Moore made contact on the backstretch as Dion slipped to the inside to take the 2nd position. Tom Bolles hit the wall hard in turn one, bringing out the caution and later the red flag for 15 minutes. Bolles was seriously injured in the mishap and remains under a doctor's care at a Concord, NH hospital.

During the last 20 circuits, there were two caution periods, something Moore and his team didn't want to see. On the last restart, Moore tried the outside groove to get around Dion, the car couldn't get the traction it needed, allowing Bryan Wall to slip by. Moore felt it was his last opportunity to challenge for the win, he needed to pass Dion in order to battle Christopher for his 4th win of the season. "We were out for the win today", Moore explained. "I wanted to go to the front and race with Ted and I tried to get around Dion on the outside, but we just can't run hard on the outside here. We wanted to pick up some more points and in challenging for the win, we lost 10 points." Moore, still sits in the 3rd position in the point standings, with four races remaining.

The Busch North Series will head to Vermont for a 150-lap race at Thunder Road International Speedway on September 5th. The race is scheduled to be televised live on TNN.

John Maine jmaine@radix.net 301-645-0275

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<META content=3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3110.7"' name=3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><B><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" size=3D4> Busch North Series News Release</B></FONT></FONT><B><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" size=3D2> CONTACT:</B> John=20 Maine<BR>          &nbs p;       =20 301.645.0275</FONT>  <U> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <P align=3Dcenter></U><STRONG><FONT size=3D4>Moore Takes 4th at=20 NHIS</FONT></STRONG><U></U><FONT face=3DArial size=3D1> <FONT size=3D2>Loudon, NH – Kelly Moore finished 4<SUP>th</SUP> in=20 Saturday’s Farm Aid on CMT 100 Busch North Series, a NASCAR Touring=20 Division, race at New Hampshire International Speedway. 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Christopher was playing on the restarts, slowing the=20 pace down and then hammering it, it's difficult to anticipate and we just=20 couldn't react in time to stay with him." Dale Shaw got by Moore on the=20 backstretch on lap 30, three laps later Mike Stefanik got hung out to dry on the=20 outside allowing Shaw, Moore and others to get by.</FONT> <FONT size=3D2>Shaw and Moore battled hard for the 2<SUP>nd</SUP> spot; Shaw=20 doing everything he could to fight off the faster car of Moore. At times,=20 Moore’s car appeared to be very loose, something Kelly attributed to the=20 new reconditioner that was applied to the track last week. "At the=20 beginning of the race we were a little bit loose getting in the corners and a=20 little bit loose getting out," the Scarborough, ME native explained.=20 "We thought the track would tighten up but it didn't tighten up as much as=20 we had expected. 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Bolles was=20 seriously injured in the mishap and remains under a doctor’s care at a=20 Concord, NH hospital.</FONT> <FONT size=3D2>During the last 20 circuits, there were two caution periods,=20 something Moore and his team didn’t want to see. On the last restart,=20 Moore tried the outside groove to get around Dion, the car couldn’t get=20 the traction it needed, allowing Bryan Wall to slip by. Moore felt it was his=20 last opportunity to challenge for the win, he needed to pass Dion in order to=20 battle Christopher for his 4<SUP>th</SUP> win of the season. "We were out=20 for the win today", Moore explained. "I wanted to go to the front and=20 race with Ted and I tried to get around Dion on the outside, but we just can't=20 run hard on the outside here. We wanted to pick up some more points and in=20 challenging for the win, we lost 10 points." Moore, still sits in the=20 3<SUP>rd</SUP> position in the point standings, with four races remaining.=20 </FONT> <FONT size=3D2>The Busch North Series will head to Vermont for a 150-lap race=20 at Thunder Road International Speedway on September 5<SUP>th</SUP>. The race is=20 scheduled to be televised live on TNN.</FONT></FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000080 face=3DGeorgia size=3D2>John Maine<BR>jmaine@radix.net</A><BR>301-645-0275</DIV></BODY></HTML>

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