The Truck Series Sylvania 300 race at Watkins Glen – Cup road circuit started with Shane Norton capturing the pole and setting the fastest lap of the race. Mike Franklin gained 21 spots for the most positions gained bonus. The race produced many close battles for position through the field with many position changes. Shane Norton led the most laps with 39, going on to capture the win. Joel Kilburn piloting the #40 Coors Silver Bullet Sponsored Silverado showed his lack of skills on lap 29, locking up his brakes and t-boning the #67 Tundra in turn one. This week the drivers showed good race-craft, which resulted in no cautions with 2 lead changes and there were no disqualifications and 4 disconnects in a 30 truck field. The race ended with Shane Norton capturing his 1st win of the season with Paul House finishing 2nd, Dode Hoskins nabbing 3rd and Niels Clyde finishing 4th.
This week the Truck Series moves to the Corrigan Oil 200 race at Michigan Int’l Speedway with the current points leader Dwayne McArthur looking 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 9:05 pm Eastern time.
In the Truck Series points championship Mike Schrader is 2nd, Robert Vining 3rd, Brian Glass 4th and Josh Robinson in 5th.
The Michigan race will be intense, and expect to see close battles all over the track.
August 2, 2018
Written By Michael Schrader