Loss of Power Steering Foils Excellent Run for Cameron Dodson and May's Motorsports Team at Lake Erie Speedway Rookie of the Year Candidate Holds on to Finish 13th North East, PA - Cameron Dodson was well on his way to his best run ...
Loss of Power Steering Foils Excellent Run for Cameron Dodson and May's Motorsports Team at Lake Erie Speedway
Rookie of the Year Candidate Holds on to Finish 13th
North East, PA - Cameron Dodson was well on his way to his best run and potentially highest finish in the United Speed Alliance Racing (USAR) Hooters Pro Cup Northern Division competition at Lake Erie Speedway, North East, PA when the power steering failed giving the young driver all he could handle the remainder of the 250-lap race.
Under the direction of crew chief Lee McCallister, the USAR Rookie of the Year contender had powered his No.14N May's Motorsports Elite Collision Center DuPont Performance Coatings Joie of Seating Chevrolet Monte Carlo from his 19th starting spot to fifth in the running order on the .375-mile, slightly-banked asphalt oval.
After a solid pit stop, Dodson continued his top-10 run moving back toward the top-five until he radioed the crew to tell them the power steering had gone out. The 17-year old former open wheel champion hung on to score 13th in the finishing order.
"Lee was awesome when I radioed in about the power steering," said Dodson. "He was so positive and kept encouraging me that we could continue our good run. We kept focused on what we needed to do and got a pretty good finish out of it.
"It was a great effort for our team. We are getting better and better every event. We are going to get the top-10 and top-five finishes everyone on this May's Motorsports Team deserve because of all their hard work."
The Miller Lite 250 Presented by Longhorn from Lake Erie Speedway will be shown on SPEED TV Wednesday, July 5 at 4:00 p.m. EDT.
The next race for Dodson and the May's Motorsports Team will be at Motor Mile Speedway, Radford, VA on July 15, 2006.