Zeck Posts Another Top-10 for Herzog Motorsports Finishes Ninth at Toledo Speedway TOLEDO, Ohio (July 2, 2001) - Ryan Zeck, making his second start in the American Speed Association Series, posted another top-10 finish for Herzog Motorsports...
Zeck Posts Another Top-10 for Herzog Motorsports
Finishes Ninth at Toledo Speedway
TOLEDO, Ohio (July 2, 2001) - Ryan Zeck, making his second start in the American Speed Association Series, posted another top-10 finish for Herzog Motorsports this past Sunday in the Glass City 300 at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway.
The ASA newcomer kept the No. 22 Chevrolet Monte Carlo out of trouble, avoiding several close calls and keeping calm during the 16 caution periods of the day.
Zeck qualified strong for the 10th event of the 2001 season putting the No. 22 Herzog Motorsports-entry in the 13th position for the Sunday afternoon race. Zeck and his teammates felt that they would fare well during the event after the success they had in last month's ASA race held in Odessa, Mo. Zeck managed to lead 74 laps of the race at I-70 Speedway in his first attempt in the short-track series.
Zeck was running in the 18th position when he got his first taste of ASA's infamous beating and banging. Mike Garvey, running in the No. 1 car, bumped Zeck in turn two for position, causing the No. 22 to lose track position. Zeck didn't have much time to recover, as a lap 33 spin in front of him caused minor right-front damage to the Herzog Motorsports car.
The action would force Zeck to make his pursuit for the lead from the 20th position. By lap 100, Zeck had fallen into a rhythm and had moved into the 13th spot. Howie Lettow, crew chief for Herzog Motorsports, brought the No. 22 down pit road on lap 101 for right side tires and fuel. The team exited the pits in the 13th position, ready to move the car into the lead pack. Several cautions forced Zeck to stay calm and focus on the cars ahead of him.
On lap 178, Zeck came back down pit road for fresh left side tires and fuel.
Zeck fought a tight car during the last third of the race, making his attempts to pass difficult. Despite the tight condition, Zeck moved the car into the ninth spot by lap 219 and was able to maintain the top-10 position until the waving of the checkered flag. The finish racks up another strong race for Herzog Motorsports and gives the team added momentum in the owner's points standings.
"Overall it was a good day," stated Zeck. "The tight condition at the end of the race hurt us, but we managed another top-10 finish and my crew did a great job in the pits."
Herzog Motorsports is a successful, championship-winning race team. Based in Charlotte, N.C., Milwaukee, Wis. and St. Joseph, Mo., Herzog Motorsports fields teams in the American Speed Association and the NASCAR Busch Series.
The 11th race on the 2001 ASA schedule will take place from Chicago Motor Speedway this Sunday. The race will be broadcast live from Cicero, Ill., beginning at 1 p.m. EST. The National Network (TNN), ASA's broadcast partner, will air the race live.