PASS at WMMP
May 25, 2013
ACT at Airborne
Start: 10th Finish: 6th
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Going into this weekend, the JPR racing team was looking to turn their season around at Devils Bowl, It's been a good
track for the team, finishing 2nd in this race last year.
Joey started from the pole in his heat, and was able to transfer into the main event by finishing 2nd. A -1 with the plus
minus qualifying system. The team rolled off in the 17th starting spot on the 30-car field. Joey said over the radio,
"We don't have the best starting position, but the car is handling pretty well, hopefully we can get some track position
and have a good day."
As the race began, Joey started making steady progress towards the front. The outside line was really working well for
him and that's were he could make the most ground. By the halfway point in the race, he had cracked the top ten.
Brake issues altered the car's handling after a brake caliper on the left rear spun and broke the brake rotor. Luckily, a
piece stayed in the caliper allowing Joey to keep his brakes. With the brake issue, the #97 Pole's Automotive/NH
Precision Ford Fusion was still making progress and had now made it to the top 5 with about 15 laps to go. After a
couple late restarts, Joey was able to race his way to the 4th position after starting 17th.
Joey said in a post-race interview, "We are really happy with the way the race went today. We needed a run like this
to get the momentum going this season. Hopefully this can carry over into our next race."
Joey is now tied for 5th in points after this weekends race. His next race will be May 18th at airborne speedway in
Plattsburgh New York
Joey Rebounds Well At Devil's Bowl Speedway
Coming off a strong finish at devils bowl speedway, the 97 team hoped to repeat that success at airborne.
A track that has been good to the team in the past. The day started off great with Joey setting fast time in
second practice. When Joey went to scuff race tires in the final practice, the fuel pump let go forcing the
team to fix it before the heat race.
Joey started 3rd in his heat and made it to 2nd earning a +1 for the feature.
JOEY, WHAT ARE YOUR CHANCES TO GET A WIN TONIGHT?: "Well, the car was great on our practice
tires, but we never really got a chance to scuff our race set. We will see how the tires react during a long
run, but I think we have a good car."
Starting from the 10th position, Joey dropped back a couple spots and was caught in traffic for the first
quarter of the race. Once clear of traffic, he was able to work into the top ten and challenge for a top 5.
When the checkered flag fell Joey finished in the 6th spot. Another solid top ten.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE RACE?
"Definitely not a bad day, but we thought we had a car to compete for the win. We could just never get the
car back to how it felt in practice. The car was just way to tight off the corners. We will try and get it better for
Joeys next race will be this Saturday may 25th at White Mountain Motorsports Park in N. Woodstock, NH for
the PASS 150. Post time is 4:00
Another Solid Finish For Joey Pole At Airborne