By Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design
After being caught up in a pair of on track incidents in week one at Albany Saratoga Speedway last wee, Neil Stratton was looking forward to putting that all behind them when they arrived back at the track last Friday night. Stratton knew he had a fast car, and optimism was high going into the night’s events.
Starting on the outside pole in his qualifying heat race, Neil settled into second through the opening laps of the race, and made the pass for the lead on lap seven of the 10 lap preliminary event, and cruised to the checkered flag. In the 35 lap main event, Neil started from the fifth position, and quickly moved up to third before they completed lap three. With 12 laps in the books, Stratton was now in second, but as they maneuvered around lap traffic, he began to fall back, and at the end of the race he was in eighth place.
“The lapped traffic really hurt us tonight”, commented Stratton after the race. “Our car was really good on the bottom, but every time we moved up the track to get around the slower cars it ended up costing us time and track position”.
Neil and the Stratton Racing team will be back at Albany Saratoga Speedway once again this Friday night looking for another strong finish. They are currently 13th in points after the first two races, and will be working hard to climb even further up the leaderboard after this week’s events.
Neil Stratton Racing would like to thank their marketing partners for the 2013 racing season. They include Quality Plumbing & Heating, Kelly Fuels, Kenyon Concrete, Bicknell Racing Products, All Service Citgo, Fast Axle and Finish Line Web Design. We appreciate your support, and look forward to a very exciting 2013 season.
For more information on Neil Stratton and the Stratton Racing team, including updated race schedule, photos, results and sponsor information, please visit our brand new website, www.neilstrattonracing.com. You can also look up and follow Stratton Racing on Facebook, and follow Neil on Twitter @Neil_Stratton18.