NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL- If the 2014 World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing has taught Denver Forin anything, it’s how to battle through adversity. The Edmonton, AB teenager has persevered through a number of struggles this week, overcoming challenges with the cool-headedness of a veteran twice his age.
Night 5 of competition saw Foran qualify 11th overall with a time of 17.878 seconds. Crew Chief Jeff Fultz worked steadily through the afternoon’s practice sessions to fit Denver with a setup combination he felt comfortable with.
“We’ve been really close all week to finding the right setup for this car”, explained Foran. “Jeff [Fultz] has been fantastic, I can’t begin to explain how much I’ve learned this week working alongside him”.
Foran began the 35-lap event strong, racing just outside of the top-10 and logging some of the best lap-times of his 2014 World Series effort.
“Our car felt fantastic at the beginning, I felt as though I was beginning to hit a solid rhythm during the early green flag session”, said Foran.
Unfortunately for Foran – who celebrated his 17th birthday at the speedway – that rhythm was soon interrupted by a familiar brake issue that has plagued the team all week long.
“Just before the halfway mark, the front brakes began acting up”, explained a disappointed Foran. “They were grabbing and sticking and it really upset the car, by the end I was just holding on”.
Despite the car’s tricky temperament, Foran managed to hold on for a 16th place finish with a racecar that won’t require any body work before Night 6 of competition.
“As tough as the car was to hang on to, I’m happy we were able to roll this car into the trailer looking the same as it did when it came off this morning”, offered Foran. “I have the utmost confidence in my crew, I know we can work through this issue and I know we’ll be ready to compete tomorrow night”.
Denver Foran’s Lefthander by Shear entry is sponsored by MMD Mineral Sizing, Boxer Builder and The Men’s Room.
To learn more about Denver, visit www.DenverForan.com and follow @DenverRacing on Twitter.
By Spencer Lewis
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