The #28 Oregon State Fair Chevy Impala SS nabbed a Top 3 finish for the second race in a row for the 2011 season.
After two sub par practice sessions, the #28 came to life during its qualifying run, posting a 15.3 second lap time. The fastest time of 15.0 posted by Kyle Pope, set the bar for the night. Wade Koens, in the #28 car finished a strong 2nd in the trophy dash but during the fast heat race the car experienced the front end rubbing the track on corner entry, disrupting the handling just enough to finish 7th.
The 50 lap Super Late Model main event was eventful. The #28 had multiple close-calls of wrecks directly in front of him. Koens was able to maneuver past by driving into the infield during one wreck and taking quick, evasive actions through the pit area during another wreck keeping the #28 car in the hunt for the win. Unfortunately, this night the #28 was a 3rd place car at best and took home the second consecutive 3rd place finish for the season.
We look forward to the July 2nd race in Roseburg, as our very supportive sponsor, The Oregon State Fair, comes in for their yearly visit! We hope to put a KRT car in victory lane while our friends from OSF are here. Look for our KRT #18 & #28 cars to visit the OSF booth exhibit inside the main gates immediately after qualifying for a fan meet-n-greet and a chance for you to win Cheap Trick tickets and T-Shirts!
See you at the races and the Oregon State Fair!!