Eric Beers leads at NASCAR Modified Tour Event at Stafford Speedway, Sunday April 28 Northampton, PA. . Northampton, PA NASCAR Modified Driver Eric Beers finished the NASCAR Modified Tour event in the 12th position but that was no indication of...
Eric Beers leads at NASCAR Modified Tour Event at Stafford Speedway, Sunday April 28
Northampton, PA. . Northampton, PA NASCAR Modified Driver Eric Beers finished the NASCAR Modified Tour event in the 12th position but that was no indication of the opportunity he had to win his first Tour Event.
All of Saturday's Practice and Time Trials were rescheduled to make a one-day Show on Sunday. The car was good in practice and Eric Time Trialed the #14 Sunoco Race Fuels, Mopar Performace NASCAR Modified in 13th Position.
The race was uneventful for the first 50 laps until Eric had to make several pit stops to cut out some sheet metal on the snout to let more air flow in.
Eric then ran in the middle for the next 30 laps until the team decided to pit for tires and fuel for the 200-lap event. This strategy got Eric back towards the front and was running second on lap 125. Eric actually went on to lead laps 135 and 136 then dropped back to second.
On lap 156 during a caution the car came to a halt in turn four. Initial reports were that he ran out of gas, but it turns out the fuel pick up device must has moved up the wall and was not able to pick up the available fuel unless it was at a higher level. So the crew gave Eric some more gas and put him back on his way.
Eric picked his way through the field to come home 12th with the knowledge that he could have won that race. Eric now sits 7th in points after 2 NASCAR Modified Tour events.
Eric's next race will be this Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway followed by NASCAR TOUR Events at Waterford Speedbowl, and Nazareth Speedway, May 18th. It should be noted that on May 18 Eric will run Nazareth and then make his way up to Lehighton's Mahoning Valley Speedway for the Sunoco Race of Champions Tour Event