Mooresville, NC (April 12, 2016)- Quinnton Bear delivered a top 10 finish in the North / South Super Late Model challenge at Fairground Speedway Nashville Saturday night in the first CRA Super Series powered by JEGS (CRA) / Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco (SSS) combination race.
Bear started in the 11th place position on the starting grid for the 75 lap SLM race piloting the No. 5 Buzze Racing/Bassett Racing Wheels/Sparco Toyota Camry for Wauters Motorsports. Bear is in his first full season in the SLM division and had hoped for a top-five or the win Saturday night.
“It definitely not the weekend we wanted by any means at all. But we took some positives away from the race and I keep on learning every time I get in the racecar. A top 10 wasn’t what our goal was, but it makes it sound little better than 14th. The competition was pretty steep and we had a lot to work on the car but we made some gains and I’m looking forward to my next race with Richie (Wauters) and the whole No. 5 Sparco Toyota team.”
Spencer Wauters piloting the No. 5W Victor Ford/Five Star StockCar Bodies SLM in the Southern Super Series (SSS) division qualified 30th and started 34th in the North South SLM challenge. The team struggled throughout the weekend but advanced to the 20th place before mechanical issues forced Wauters to settle for a 23rd place finish.
“It was not the weekend we were hoping for at Nashville. We struggled all weekend to find rear grip. We qualified 30th and started 34th in the big race on Saturday and made it up to 20th. I thought I had a right rear flat because the car went from loose one lap to wrecking loose the next. I came in and the right rear wasn’t flat (come to find out the stagger blew up an inch from where we started) then could hardly get the car fired, like the battery was dead or something, and went out for a few more laps and the motor started missing. I just parked it and I think the alternator stopped working and drained the battery or something happened in the ignition box. We’ll find out when we unload and check everything out.”
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