Hawkeye Downs: Davin Scites race notes

Charlotte, NC (05/26/03) - - ASA rookie Davin Scites headed into Hawkeye Down Speedway hoping to rebound from a disasterious weekend at Toledo, where a late race accident destroyed the team's Chevrolet Monte Carlo. "Toledo was a tough break for...

Charlotte, NC (05/26/03) - - ASA rookie Davin Scites headed into Hawkeye Down Speedway hoping to rebound from a disasterious weekend at Toledo, where a late race accident destroyed the team's Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

"Toledo was a tough break for the entire team," said Scites. "We headed back into Hawkeye ready to get our season back on track and hope for better results."

The team arrived at the track on Saturday and quickly began preparing the John Michael Montgomery Chevrolet for practice. When the West Virginia native went out on to the track, he was only able to lock the 23rd fastest lap in a time of 19.829 second equaling a speed of 90.776 MPH. "We're a little bit behind, but the guys are going to make some adjustments and I think we'll be okay".

In the second practice session for the event, Davin bettered his time and speed, however so was everyone else and the sheet left him 31st clocking a time of 19.657 second amounting to a speed of 91.570 MPH. "We were quicker, but everyone else improved their times too, we'll just head into qualifying aiming for the best starting position possible", he said.

Qualifying turned out to be successful for the DSM team. Davin posted the 22nd fastest time once again improving his lap time by two tenths (19.431 seconds) and a mile and hour faster! (92.635 MPH). "The car was good in qualifying, we've made the right adjustments and now we're looking forward to the race".

The series took the green flag shortly after 9:00pm with Scites quickly making the move to improve his position. The No. 06 was handling good, with Scites continuing to hit his marks and using patience.

He continued to make his march towards the leaders, before a brake problem would put a halt into his rhtymn. Davin would be forced to cautiously use his brakes and not press any serious issues of racing in order to remain on the lead lap.

In the end, Davin in his silver machine would avoid the incidents and cross the line 16th completing all 300 laps behind race winner Mike Garvey. "We were able to get our program back on track, but we had some brake problems and that basically shattered any shot of a top ten finish", said the former NASCAR Late Model driver. "However, we were able to leave the track in one piece, and we'll regroup and be ready for 1-70 Speedway".

While many of the teams will have a well deserved weekend off, Davin won't as he will be spending some time with his sponsors. He will be attending the Coyne Textile Service Employee Appreciation Golf Outing this weekend. "I am looking forward to this weekend, if I can't be racing, I enjoy hanging out with our sponsors", noted Scites.

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