WS: Altamont II: T.O.E. Motorsports race notes

BLOWN TIRE KEEPS T.O.E MOTORSPORTS AND JASON FENSLER FROM PODIUM FINISH Suisun City, CA -- Jason Fensler rocketed the No. 25 Redline Oil Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS straight to the front of the field Saturday night at Altamont Motorsports Park...

BLOWN TIRE KEEPS T.O.E MOTORSPORTS AND JASON FENSLER FROM PODIUM FINISH

Suisun City, CA -- Jason Fensler rocketed the No. 25 Redline Oil Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS straight to the front of the field Saturday night at Altamont Motorsports Park for the Dan Gamel RV Centers 200. Fensler, who started the 200 lap main event in the fourteenth position and was running in third place with seven laps to go when the right front tire blew. The team didn't get the finish they were hoping for, but used this race to showcase the talent of T.O.E Motorsports and Jason Fensler.

Rolling the No.25 Living Grace Fellowship/Redline Oil Chevrolet from the transporter, the T.O.E Motorsports team knew had something for the Grand National Division, West Series regulars. So when the green flag waived on the full field of 28 competitors, Fensler wasted no time in moving his machine to the front. With help from spotter Tony Oddo Jr., Fensler was able to navigate his way through the field. The team used the competition caution on lap 100 to make adjustments for a final 100 lap shootout. During the final 100 laps Fensler was able to stay consistent in the top five. The last restart of the race would take place on lap 193, Fensler was in third place going into turn one when the right front tire blew.

"We had a great car all day, luck just didn't agree with us," offered Fensler. "I want to thank Tony Oddo and the whole T.O.E team for supplying me with such great equipment. I had a lot of fun out there, and without the tire failure we had a top-three car. Again, thanks to the whole team for their hard work in preparing such a great car."

The T.O.E Motorsports team was able to get a fresh tire on the No. 25 Living Grace Fellowship/Redline Oil Chevrolet and finish the race in thirteenth position. This is the second race of the season for the T.O.E Motorsports team, with a top-ten finish at Infineon Raceway the team feels they are ready to be a top competitor in the NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series.

"We didn't get the finish we wanted, but we knew we were fast," says car owner Tony Oddo. "Jason did a great job driving the car, his input and driving style made us a front runner. I would like to run Jason full time next year if we could find a sponsor, I know we would win races. I want to thank my whole crew for a great job and Tony Oddo Jr. for providing a great engine, and everyone else that helped."

With the dawn of the 2008 racing season upon us, the T.O.E Motorsports team looks to compete in a full 2008 NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series.

-credit: www.toeperf.com

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