Tulsa, Oklahoma -- Preston Peebles II wheeled his newly sponsored Bob Moore Cadillac -- Nissan Sprinter ...
Tulsa, Oklahoma -- Preston Peebles II wheeled his newly sponsored Bob Moore Cadillac -- Nissan Sprinter #11P to an eighth place finish this past Saturday night in ASCS Sooner Region action, his fourth top ten of the year. This also extends Preston's healthy Rookie of the Year standings point lead, sitting him an impressive fifth in overall points with five races left on the ASCS Sooner slate.
Preston's heat race saw him get an excellent start, jumping from his 6th place starting spot to battling for the lead in the first corner. Due to missing the gear ratio, Preston was unable to mount a true challenge for the front spot as he drove to a 4th place and 'A' transferring spot finish. "For a second there I thought I was going to take the lead right from the get-go. But, as soon as I dove to the bottom under the front row starters and went to get on the gas, I realized we didn't have enough gear to pull hard out of the corner with as tacky as the track was." Commented Peebles after his heat race.
His heat race finish gave him a seventh row outside starting spot for the 'A' Main. When the green flew Peebles made an impressive start, but jumped a tire of another car between turns 1 & 2. Unhindered by the mishap, Peebles kept his foot on the gas and drove out of it, doing a wheel stand and resuming the race in his initial starting position of 14th. After a couple of cautions, the Bob Moore Cadillac Nissan Sprint Car of Peebles diced through the field to eventually cross the strip in the 8th place spot. "The car wasn't steering as well after the bump with the other car on the start, but we faired pretty well, moving up 6 spots." Explained Preston on his top ten finish. The Preston Peebles Bob Moore Cadillac Nissan Sprint Car Team is back in action this weekend Friday night in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at State Fair Speedway and Saturday night in Ada, Oklahoma at Oklahoma Sports Park. Come out and cheer Preston on, and keep a look out for the brand new Nissan Titan pace truck supplied by Bob Moore Nissan this weekend!