CAMERON DODSON AND THE CARL EDWARDS/ R.E. TECHNOLOGIES RACING TEAM WIN AGAIN AT IOWA SPEEDWAY NEWTON, Iowa -- For the second year in a row, Cameron Dodson won the Casey's General Stores Challenge 100 Friday night at Iowa Speedway in Newton,...
CAMERON DODSON AND THE CARL EDWARDS/ R.E. TECHNOLOGIES RACING TEAM WIN AGAIN AT IOWA SPEEDWAY
NEWTON, Iowa -- For the second year in a row, Cameron Dodson won the Casey's General Stores Challenge 100 Friday night at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. The win was the Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team's second at the 7/8 mile paved oval and their fourth podium since the track opened in 2006.
"I can't give my guys enough credit," said Cameron Dodson with a big smile on his face. "If it weren't for them I would not be here. I would like to thank my parents and God for giving me a second chance at this."
In front of a crowd of 18,102, Dodson started outside the pole and immediately dashed ahead of pole sitter Jacob Wilson, leading the first lap. Wilson would retake the lead on the second lap and lead the next 86 laps. Cameron Dodson then settled into a pace conserving his equipment, dropping back to third behind Bobby East but keeping the leaders in his sights.
"I just kind of chilled back there," said Dodson. I really thought Jacob was on his game. I thought Bobby ran an excellent race. With about 25 laps to go, my spotter came on the radio and said that the 07 (Wilson) was starting to fall back and that I needed to concentrate on Bobby East."
Cameron Dodson got by East and then on lap 89 retook the lead from Wilson. The Indiana resident was able to drive away from the field in the No. 991 Roush/ Yates Ford Engine powered, Red Line Oil/ Hemelgarn/ Johnson Motorsports Silver Crown™ car to win for the second year in a row at Iowa Speedway.
"Iowa Speedway is a great track," added Dodson. "I am just happy to win here two times in a row. Hopefully we can take this momentum to (Oswego), New York.
Josh Wise finished 15th in the No. 199 Carl Edwards/ Curb-Agajanian/ R.E. Racing car and Michael Annett came in 17th driving the Bob East owned No. 3 U.S. Cellular Silver Crown car.
The No. 991 Roush/ Yates Ford Engine powered, Red Line Oil/ Hemelgarn/ Johnson Motorsports entry is 4th and the No. 199 Carl Edwards/ Curb-Agajanian/ R.E. Racing entry is 10th in the USAC Silver Crown Series Owners points after Iowa Speedway. Cameron Dodson is tied for 7th and Josh Wise is 12th in driver's points. The USAC K & N Silver Crown Series now heads to the 5/8 mile paved oval at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, N.Y. for a Thursday night tilt on August 6th.