Ups and downs for Gafrarar at Big Daddy's South Boston [He turns race problems into a points saving finish!]. Mooresville, NC- Chuck Gafrarar and the Highlands Motorsports Team headed to Who's Your Daddy - Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway, ...
Ups and downs for Gafrarar at Big Daddy's South Boston [He turns race problems into a points saving finish!].
Mooresville, NC- Chuck Gafrarar and the Highlands Motorsports Team headed to Who's Your Daddy - Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway, South Boston Va Saturday, Aug. 3rd for the NASCAR Goody's Dash 150 lap event.
Gafrarar qualified the #52 in 22nd spot setting the race pace to the front as a challenging one! At the drop of the green flag, Gafrarar set his pace forward, by lap six the first caution lap was out with the 52 in 18th spot. On the re-start Gafrarar moved up another four positions, but the caution came out on lap fifteen for a different incident. Under yellow, Gafrarar was tagged from behind and spun around. This would place Chuck at the rear of the field. With the re-start the Highlands Icehouse 52 was in 21st position. By lap 38 another caution was thrown and pit stops began. A stop and go for fuel and back to the track, Gafrarar was moving forward into 14th position. A fourth caution and re-start had Gafrarar and the 52 into 11th spot. By lap 63 Gafrarar was in 10th place picking up positions to lap 84 when the 52 moved into 8th spot!
With lap 90 on the board, Gafrarar's #52 Pontiac Sunfire dove into turn one when something locked up in the rear of the car, Gafrarar went high and dashed into the pits. A broken caliper was the problem for the 52 car. Twelve laps down Gafrarar headed back on the track to gain whatever positions he could and bring the Highlands Motorsports over the finish line as best as possible. He continued to run with the pack bringing the #52 over the finish line in 17th spot.
Gafrarar and the Highlands Team turned the race day problems into a points saving finish for the Highlands/Icehouse #52 as they maintained a seventh place finish in the points series and held onto the Rookie of the Year lead in the Points Challenge! Gafrarar stated
"our team did a great job dealing with the caliper problem, and we were able to get back on the track and work forward." Things happen - that's racing. "We are ready for Myrtle Beach and thank all our fans for their continued support, positive emails and our website chatter." Race fans can tune into Speed Channel, Monday, September 2nd to see all the action.
Over the finish line, Gafrarar carries: Icehouse, Highlands Motorsports, Lopez & Associates LLC, I.H. Caffey, Food Country, Refrigeration Services Inc., Allan Powell Race Engines, Weaver Race Cars, Pro-Image Computer Graphics, Lincoln Welders, and Shields Electronic Supply Inc.
The next Highlands Motorsports team race will be Saturday, August 10th at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Myrtle Beach, NC