Mechanical Woes Sideline Ryan Moore At Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford Springs, CT- Ryan Moore was in close reach of achieving his first 2005 victory before mechanical woes dropped the young driver from the race on Friday evening at Stafford...
Mechanical Woes Sideline Ryan Moore At Stafford Motor Speedway
Stafford Springs, CT- Ryan Moore was in close reach of achieving his first 2005 victory before mechanical woes dropped the young driver from the race on Friday evening at Stafford Motor Speedway. The driver of the number 74 R.C. Moore Transportation/Bill Dodge Autogroup/GetEtched.com Monte Carlo had a great car from the start. The car was unloaded from the hauler in great condition and ran eighth fastest throughout the entire 1 hour and 30 minute practice session.
Young Moore had high hopes of achieving a win at Stafford, not only for a Father's Day win, but also because father Kelly Moore had won the previous race at this track. "It would have been an exciting race to win for many reasons," said Moore, "but mostly because my dad won here last year."
Moore qualified second during the afternoon qualifying session, coming very close to pole sitter Matt Kobyluck's time. "We talked before the race and worked some ideas out," said Moore, "we both had decent cars."
As the green flag dropped on another Busch North Series season, the cars of Moore, Kobyluck and Christopher led the field and began pulling away from the other 25 cars. Moore and Kobyluck took a few laps to get settled but Moore held onto the second spot. The caution flag waved on lap 27 with Kobyluck and Moore in command.
After the restart, Moore and Kobyluck again pulled away from the field. As the field closed in on the halfway point, Moore came on the radio to report what he thought was a loss of steering. The car began to handle badly and on lap 66, Moore was forced to park his R.C. Moore Monte Carlo due to a broken rear track bar.
"There wasn't much myself or my team could have done to prevent this. They did a great job here tonight and we're going to keep our chins up."
Moore headed down to Charlotte Saturday morning where he will spend the week before heading to Holland, New York Friday morning.
The Stafford race is scheduled for broadcast on the SPEED Channel on July 8 at 2pm.