By Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design
It was a big night at Brockville Speedway on Saturday night for Lee Gill with double points on the line, as well as double prize money and double laps. Gill has been on a steady climb towards the top of the standings since missing a week due to mechanical issues, and other then that one night, he has finished in the top ten every week, and usually inside the top five all season.
Gill started his qualifying heat from the rear of the six car field, and charged to third in the eight lap race. After making some minor changes to the setup, Gill returned to the track for the 60 lap main event from 14th starting position. The first couple laps of the race were slowed by three caution periods, the first involving a multi car pileup on lap one, and a pair of singe car spins. When the race resumed on lap two, Gill was already up to eighth place. With only 15 laps complete, Gill was inside the top five, and clearly had one of the fastest cars on the track. Just one lap later Gill tangled with a lap car while trying to advance to fourth place, and spun off the banking in turn three and would have to restart from the rear of the field. Just four laps later he was back inside the top ten, and had 40 laps remaining to get back to the front. 20 laps later Gill was running fourth, and had a great battle for the remaining distance of the race, and would cross the finish line in third place.
“We had a great car tonight, and I am sure we passed the most cars on the track tonight then anyone”, says Gill after the race, referring to his deep starting position, and then having to charge from the back again after an early incident. “I should have waited another lap to get around the lapped car and the 35 car, but that is how it goes sometimes”.
Gill’s third place finish puts him up to second place in points at Brockville Speedway with just four point nights remaining in the 2012 season. He is just 41 points out of the lead in the battle for his fifth career Brockville Speedway championship.
Gill will return to Brockville Speedway this coming Saturday night looking to trip that point deficit and return to the BOS victory lane for the third time in 2012.
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