Northampton, PA . . .Northampton, PA's, NASCAR Sunoco Race Fuels, Wynns, Horwith Freightliner Modified Driver, Eric Beers had to battle from a bad starting position, 27th out of 40, to put himself in position for a chance to win the NASCAR ...
Northampton, PA . . .Northampton, PA's, NASCAR Sunoco Race Fuels, Wynns, Horwith Freightliner Modified Driver, Eric Beers had to battle from a bad starting position, 27th out of 40, to put himself in position for a chance to win the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour Race at Richmond International Raceway on Friday night 29. Eric methodically picked off one car at a time to work his way up to the front. Before halfway Eric was running between 10th and 15th. With 14 laps to go Eric was up to 3rd and was beginning to make his move past the next car. The last thing the #19 needed was to see the caution because the top four cars had pulled themselves away from the group behind that had pitted later for tires. On the ensuing restart now that the cars were bunched together the cars behind Eric had fresh rubber and were able to get by him on the restart. This gave Eric a hard fought 8th place finish. Eric said after the race, "Was that Great or what. Driver Error caused us to start so far back, but 4 guys put in a lot of work and sweat and we put our own set up on the car and it worked great. Even at the end when the cars with fresh rubber were making their move around me I was running side by side for laps at a time on the outside. Great race and nice to see Tony win." Eric competed at Pocono Mountain Speedway on Saturday night in the same car. The crew got home about 6:00 AM, slept a little and refit the car for the ¼ mile Hazleton oval. Rain washed things out before the races could get under way.
This week its off to Mahoning Valley Speedway on Wednesday night for their 4th of July Twin 20 Special show and then the plan is to head to Lee Speedway in New Hamphire for the Spectacular open show they will hold on Friday night July 6th. From New Hampshire the team will head to Tioga Speedway to run in the regular show Saturday night in preparation for the 61 lap Sunoco Race of Champions Modified Tour Show on Sunday, July 8th.