The 40 Week Monster Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 race at Pocono Raceway started with Gary Griffith #28 Ford capturing the pole and Mike Franklin #25 Folgers Chevy recording the fastest lap of the race. Chris Monroe gained 17 spots for the most positions gained bonus. The race produced many close battles for position through the field with many position changes. Mike Franklin led the most laps with 72, going on to take the win. This week the drivers showed good race-craft, which resulted in 3 cautions with 4 lead changes and there was 1 disqualification with 3 disconnects in a 26 car field ending with Mike Franklin capturing his 5th win of the season with Dwayne McArthur #67 RideTV.com finishing 2nd, Brian Glass 3rd and Pat Milligan capturing 4th.
This week the Monster Cup Series moves to the Go Bowling at the Glen race at Watkins Glen Int’l – Cup Circuit with the current points leader Mike Schrader looking to find ways to maintain the lead in the series. The question is … can he hold off the charging Old Bastards?
We shall see when the green flag drops at 11:40 am Eastern time.
In the Cup Series point championship, Joel Kilburn in 2nd, Brian Glass 3rd and Mike Franklin 4th and Kenny Kulikowski 5th place.
The Watkins Glen race will be intense, and expect to see close battles all over the track.
July 30, 2018
Written By Mike Schrader