LONG DAY, LATE NIGHT, 9th PLACE Tim Wilkerson made it down the Norwalk track during both sessions on Friday, and although each lap was a respectable run, neither one was exactly what the Levi, Ray & Shoup driver was looking for. His 4.271...
LONG DAY, LATE NIGHT, 9th PLACE
Tim Wilkerson made it down the Norwalk track during both sessions on Friday, and although each lap was a respectable run, neither one was exactly what the Levi, Ray & Shoup driver was looking for. His 4.271 in the first session was 9th-best, and his 4.135 under the lights and late at night was, coincidentally, 9th-best after two sessions.
"The funny thing about the first run is that we pretty much went up there with the same tune-up we had in the car for the final round in Bristol, back on Sunday, when we were trying to run a 4.27 to beat Force down there," Wilkerson said. "Well, it ran a 4.27 so I guess we'd have had a decent chance to win that race if the safety thing wouldn't have shut us off and popped the 'chutes on us. Here, I thought the track and the air might actually help us run faster, but it was just a little slow, like it just didn't want to go.
"On the late run, which seemed like it was in the middle of the night, we did okay but I'll be the first to tell you we were looking for more than that. I thought, originally, we had a 4.10 in it, and then we added a little to it because I knew 4.10 wasn't going to be that great in that session, but it just didn't step up like we'd hoped. We'll sort through all the data and figure out why, but at least we got down there twice and we're in the show. If it's hot and sunny tomorrow, though, we probably won't move."
-source: Team Wilkerson Racing