The eighth race in the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 was held at Riverside Speedway in Antigonish, Nova Scotia on Saturday. Steckly’s weekend looked to be going well when a part failure saw him spin and back the Canadian Tire/Sylvania Dodge hard into the wall.
The team tried some new things during the first practice session but weren’t happy with the results so they went back to the drawing board for the second round of practice. The results were good as Steckly was scored as the fourth quickest car.
Qualifying was up next and the 22 Racing/Canadian Tire Dodge was fifth to take to the track. When the final car had timed, Steckly was third quickest, giving him the second position on the inside row for the start of the Wilson Equipment 300 later in the evening.
The 300 lap race was going according to plan as Steckly was running his line and sizing up the competition when a brake rotor broke on lap 42 and the 22 Racing Dodge slammed the wall hard in turn one. It would be an early night for the team as the car was too badly damaged to try to repair and return to the race. “Really there is nothing you can do when a part like that fails,” said Steckly after the race. “We knew we had a car to run up front again tonight and I was just biding my time following a couple of other guys when a part in the brakes broke. It has been that type of year for us but we just have to keep smiling and working hard and we know the better finishes will come.” A 15th place finish was the final result.
The Wilson Equipment 300 from Riverside Speedway will air Sat. Aug. 23rd at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN and Thurs. Sept. 11th at 8 p.m. on RDS2.
Next up for the 22 Racing/Canadian Tire/Sylvania Dodge team will be at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday August 31st. For full details, tickets and schedule visit www.ctmpark.com
Scott Steckly is supported by the following companies: Canadian Tire Corporation, Osram Sylvania, Official Oil Supplier to 22 Racing – Mobil 1, Erb Group of Companies, AW Millwrights, Reefer Sales and Metrocom Canada.
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