Brian Wilson Jr. Comes Home 12th Despite Cut Tire on Opening Night
Despite having to pit under green flag conditions for a flat tire, Brian Wilson Jr. was still able to come home in the 12th position.
The Brampton, Ontario native finished sixth in both of his heats, giving him a 12th place starting position for the feature.
Wilson quickly cracked the top 10 as he was in 10th when the first caution came out on lap two.
By the halfway point at lap 15, the driver of the No. 00 Assured Car and Truck Rental, Smurf's Towing, Canadian Home Renovations, Tufff Transportation, Gunk, Pete's Automotive, Stag Automotive, Scrap Car Towing and Terrier excavating and landscaping Cutlas dropped back one position as he was passed by Dan Archibald. Three laps later, Wilson fell down a lap to leader Herb Walters, but was maintaining his position and speed.
Wilson’s luck fell apart as on lap 25, he pitted for a right front flat tire well the rest of the field continued racing. His crew quickly got the tire changed and he was back on track.
With the way the final five laps went with an incident happening between Donny Beatty and Nick Roth, Wilson Jr. was able to come home in the 12th position, unofficially.
His best feature finishing position prior to Saturday night was 13th so this would mark the best finish for the 2011 Rookie of the Year.
Make sure to come out to Sunset Speedway next weekend to support Brian Wilson Jr. and Wilson Motorsports.
About Wilson Motorsports:
Wilson Motorsports is the home of Sunset Speedway Super Stock driver Brian Wilson Jr. and Good Wood Kartways Racer Corey Grzyb. For more information, check out http://www.wix.com/brianwilsonjr00/wilsonmotorsports.