USAR: Greenville-Pickens: Shane Wallace race report

SHANE WALLACE FIGHTS FOR 11TH PLACE FINISH "Brake Problems Hamper Steady Run" GREENVILLE, SC (April 5, 2005) -- Shane Wallace and his family owned team have been strong in the early stages of the 2005 USAR Hooters Pro Cup season and that...

SHANE WALLACE FIGHTS FOR 11TH PLACE FINISH
"Brake Problems Hamper Steady Run"

GREENVILLE, SC (April 5, 2005) -- Shane Wallace and his family owned team have been strong in the early stages of the 2005 USAR Hooters Pro Cup season and that continued on Saturday night. Wallace piloted his No. 38 Ford to an 11th place finish in the running of the BFGoodrich 250 presented by the U.S. Army at the Greenville Pickens Speedway.

"Once again we had a pretty good car tonight," stated Wallace. "The last 50 laps of the race I started to lose my brake pedal and it just got worse. The brakes problem really cost us some positions on the track as I think we had a top five car for sure. But we managed to keep everything in one piece and bring it safely home with a decent finish."

Wallace started the 250 lap event from the 13th position as a result of his qualifying effort earlier in the day on Saturday. Once the green flag flew, the 21-year old rookie would maintain that spot for the first portion of the race. He managed to avoid some of the early cautions and move up to the eighth position by the midway point in the race.

Shane would bring his unsponsored No. 38 ford down pit road for service on lap 119 but a few problems on the pit stop cost him eight spots of track position and he returned to green flag racing in the 16th position. The second half of the race saw Shane slowly move up toward the top 10 before the brake issues developed. He would go on to safely bring home his machine to the 11th place finish.

Although it was another solid performance for Shane, it did drop him five spots in the overall standings to the 10th position -- but only a mere 23 points out of fifth place.

"The last two races we have had a car good enough to win the race but have had problems in the pits or a mechanical failure," said Shane. "We just need to get those things taken care of and continue to run like we have and we will be in victory lane soon. This is still a real good start to the season for us as we remain focused on the big picture and making a strong run at the championship."

Shane and his team will next prepare for the April 16th race at Peach State Speedway.

-www.shanewallace.com

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