Kyle Weatherman Records Fourth-Place Run in SCOTT 150by Kyle Pokrefky September 15, 2016 0 comments
JOLIET, Ill. — Kyle Weatherman recorded his best finish of the year in three starts with a family-owned car on Thursday night, coming home in the SCOTT 150 at Chicagoland Speedway in the fourth position.
Receiving help from Andy Hillenburg’s Fast Track Racing, Greg Purkey and Tony Furr, Weatherman looked competitive for a podium finish yet came up just short behind Venturini Motorsports’s Christopher Bell for the third position.
Despite just missing out on a podium, Weatherman recorded his seventh top-five finish of the 2016 ARCA Racing Series season.
“Obviously, it’s not what we came out here to do, but it was definitely a great effort,” Weatherman said. “I can’t thank all of the guys enough – Greg Purkey and Tony Furr – without [those] guys we wouldn’t be here. I appreciate all of their hard work in the shop.
“We’ve got to go back and get some right side work fixed up and we’ll make this thing go faster and go on to Kentucky next. We’ll be there and hopefully we can get some more speed out of this thing and play around with them there.
“We’ll run those and hopefully something good comes out of that and we can plan on something for next year.”
Speaking of his battle with Bell, Weatherman stated that he enjoyed going toe-to-toe with the
“You want to get every position you can,” said Weatherman. “I’m going to drive the wheels off of it until the race is over. That’s what we did and we came up a little short, but it was definitely fun trying to get around there.
An eight-day turnaround lays ahead for Weatherman and company as they prepare for next Friday’s Crosley 150 at Kentucky Speedway.
In two career starts at Kentucky, Weatherman has two top-10 finishes with a best finish of seventh coming in 2015 with Cunningham Motorsports.
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