Moore Suffers Transmission Problems at Town Fair Tire 150 Waterford, CT -- Ryan Moore traveled to Waterford, Connecticut Saturday with a lot of confidence. After two great runs over the past couple of weeks he was anxious to improve his point...
Moore Suffers Transmission Problems at Town Fair Tire 150
Waterford, CT -- Ryan Moore traveled to Waterford, Connecticut Saturday with a lot of confidence. After two great runs over the past couple of weeks he was anxious to improve his point standings. The R.C. Moore Transportation/Bill Dodge Autogroup/GetEtched.com Chevrolet wasn't perfect throughout practice, but the Moore Racing Team made the adjustments they felt necessary to get a good qualifying run. Moore turned a lap time of 15.093 seconds, putting him third on the starting grid.
Moore spent his pre-race time signing autographs for a full house. The green flag was scheduled to wave at 8 pm and NASCAR had made some rule changes to the 150-lap event; Double file restarts on all cautions from lap 1 thru 150. By lap number two, Moore fell into the second spot, where he spent most of the evening. Several cautions resulted in Moore spending a lot of time on the outside challenging for the lead.
On a late race restart, Moore ran into trouble. His transmission locked in second gear, causing cars behind him to shuffle together. The caution was thrown and Moore pitted. There was nothing the Moore Racing Team could do with only about 20 laps to go. Out of the pit, Moore lined up 12th and would have to start from 3rd gear for the remaining laps.
With 10 laps to go, Moore took the 45 car of Hoar on the inside for the 8th spot. One lap later, Hoar spun Moore between turns three and four putting him in the wall. With a severely damaged race car, the 21-year old driver would have to make his way back to his pit. Moore did so without becoming a lap down and the Moore Racing Team did all they could to the rear end of the race car to get Moore back out on the lead lap.
The 45 car was penalized with a stop and go penalty for rough riding and Moore remained one of the last cars on the lead lap, finishing 9th.
Moore will spend his week in Denver, NC with the help of Dave Davis making repairs at Northeast Metal Fabrication. Moore will then travel to Adirondack Speedway in upstate New York for next Saturday's event. Ryan will also compete in the Oxford Plains Bank North 250 Sunday afternoon.