(Lucan ON) It was opening night of racing at Delaware Speedway, and it was the inaugural running of the Carter Trucking/Champion Spark Plugs Super Stock at the home track for driver Trevor Collver. The pilot of the #1 Camaro, was pumped to make laps in front of his home track fans, friends and family for the very first time in his new ride.
After a pair of heat races, quick repairs needed to be made to the back bumper of the race car. Another competitor made contact with Collver in the cool down lap. But it was a cosmetic repair in nature and didn’t affect the race car for the upcoming feature race.
Collver would start in the 17th position. Twenty-two cars were slated to take the green flag for the 35 lap contest.
A lap 11 crash directly in front of Collver necessitated evasive action. Trevor managed to avoid a number of crashing competitors to move his way inside the top ten. On the ensuing restart, Collver started on the outside of the 4th row and when the race resumed, the outside line didn’t get rolling as quick as anticipated and lost a few spots.
Collver settled in the 10th spot for a number of laps, racing with Jeremiah Rabideau for the next stint of the event. Another caution on lap 25 bunched the field up. Again, Collver found himself on the outside lane for the restart. Once racing continued, the front four cars didn’t dice it up too much and were able to put some distance to 5th place on back. It was in this crowd of hungry competitors the racing was heating up. Collver was able to wrestle his way past Jamie Grover and Rabideau in the final laps. As the field rounded the speedway for final time, Collver was doing everything he could to sneak by Jordan Lawrence, but ran out of laps. Collver would settle for 7th position on this night.
Post race discussion was about the terrific run on the first outing of the season at Delaware Speedway. After battling his way inside the top ten, Collver was quite happy with the performance of the race car and had wished he had started a bit further ahead. Delaware Speedway rules mandate all rookie drivers are to start at the rear of the field for the first three events. Collver ended up being the highest finishing rookie with the solid finish.
The entire TCM team was thrilled about the strong opening event. The team wouldn’t be able to do it without the amazing support from Carter Trucking, Champion Spark Plugs, Outback Tire shack, Mark Kennedy Trucking, Hodgins Custom Service, G&L Automotive, Ron O Brien ReMax, Melrose Garage, Dave Collver Auto Care, Don Collver Automotive and Transmission, Collver Towing, Fix Auto,customclothing4u.com, Hallmark Memorials, Huron Tractor, Dave Moore Fuels, Rhocan and Mac’s Convenience.
The next event on the schedule is Friday June 13 at Delaware Speedway. Racing starts at 7:30pm. Friends, Family and fans can follow Trevor Collver Motorsports on Twitter @TCollver1 for updates all season long.