2016 PCC Trucks: Race 6: Chicago

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2016 PCC Trucks: Race 6: Chicago

Post by Syzygy on Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:56 pm

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Lambert Steals Win at Chicago Twin



Andy Lambert took his second career PCC Trucks victory at Chicago Twin Speedway on Friday after missing a pileup coming to the scheduled-distance checkered flag.  Lambert started third in his #34 Z-Line Designs Toyota Tacoma and ran near the front throughout the day, being one of the four trucks left in the lead pack during the final stretch of the race.  On the final lap of the race's scheduled distance, Lambert slipped back to fourth, but coming out of Turn 3 leader Will Crawford made an absurd maneuver to block second-place Ryan Jefferies by pulling down into his side.  Jefferies and Crawford slid sideways up the track into the path of third-place JC Carpenter, who was unable to avoid the accident and suffered heavy front end damage.  Lambert wisely dove into the pits as the incident was taking place, and pit his car as the caution was coming out.  Because of this, he did not pit under caution, and restarted as the leader during the Overtime Dash.  Lambert held off a hard-charging field to take the win.

This win comes in Andy Lambert's fourth Trucks series start, and will be his last start until Indianapolis Raceway Park in September due to PCC Cup commitments.  Lambert moves up to fourth in points despite missing two races this season and puts his team at the top of the Team Points headed to Richmond.

Fitzwater Finishes Strong, Gets Best Career Finish



Despite the controversial finish of the PCC Trucks Round of Chicago, Australian driver Zachary Fitzwater was all smiles after the race.  Fitzwater qualified tenth and managed to climb as high as seventh before the last-lap controversy at the front of the field happened.  The #59 Wilson Security Dodge RAM made it out of the pits in sixth for the Overtime Dash, and Fitzwater made a diving move into Turn 1 to pass a multitude of cars and work his way up to second place.  He would hold off Ryan Jefferies and bring it home second, his best finish of the year.  Fitzwater had shown speed in the past, most notably at Nelson Ledges, but had been unable to put a full race together up until now.  Hopefully this finish will be the turning point of his season.

With this finish, Fitzwater moves up to thirteenth in points, four points behind twelfth-place Jack Hanson and 49 points behind points leader Ryan Jefferies.  Fitzwater Australia Racing currently sits fifteenth in team points.

Crawford Makes Boneheaded Move For Win



Race Results:
F S # DRIVER INTERVAL LAPS LED POINTS STATUS
1 3 34 A Lambert 123.952 39 7 180 Running
2 10 59 Z Fitzwater -1.89 39 0 170 Running
3 1 26 R Jefferies -2.00 39 14 170 Running
4 7 333 V Lebouef -2.65 39 0 160 Running
5 16 44 R Griffin -2.90 39 0 155 Running
6 8 906 K Wascher -3.03 39 0 150 Running
7 15 157 C de Santa -3.21 39 0 146 Running
8 21 64 L Davidson -3.52 39 0 142 Running
9 13 61 S Yakovski -3.87 39 0 138 Running
10 6 14 D Kensington Jr. -4.34 39 0 134 Running
11 17 43 L Pellerin -4.35 39 0 130 Running
12 12 65 B Juveno -4.39 39 0 127 Running
13 11 28 AJ Murphy -4.59 39 0 124 Running
14 4 4 I Michaels -4.69 39 0 121 Running
15 14 376 M Yokoyama -5.08 39 0 118 Running
16 2 73 W Crawford -5.68 39 18* 125 Running
17 9 10 D Leckliter -1L 38 0 112 Running
18 18 18 J Hanson -1L 38 0 109 Running
19 22 79 M Leskinen -1L 38 0 106 Running
20 19 17 S Hanson -2L 37 0 103 Running
21 20 16 J Hanson -2L 37 0 100 Running
22 24 3 J Kirkpatrick -4L 35 0 97 Running
23 23 999 M Sue -4L 35 0 94 Running
24 5 52 JC Carpenter -4L 35 0 91 Tire
Driver's Points
Team Points



Penalties:
Car #73 - Will Crawford - Cleveland Speed Inc.:
- 15 points for causing an avoidable collision.
- 1 race suspension.

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Re: 2016 PCC Trucks: Race 6: Chicago

Post by zfitzwater599 on Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:53 am

Fitzwater very happy with the Career best 2nd place finish in Chicago and Fitzwater Australia Racing are very confident in the next race
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