For the final time in 2012, Phil Potts and the Fowl Mood Racing team loaded their car up on Friday afternoon, and were on the road to the racetrack. Brockville Speedway was their destination as they hosted the final race in the Go Nuclear Late Model Challenge Series. Potts last raced at Brockville in August of 2011 with the now defunct Ontario Dirt Late Model Series with a sixth place result, and was hoping to better that finish on his return.
After a second place finish in his qualifying heat race, Potts was ready for the 50 lap main event. He entered the night fourth overall in the series point standings and was hoping to improve on that during the final night. He rolled off the starting grid from outside of row three in the sixth position and was up to fourth before they completed the first 10 laps. He was soon up to third place and in the middle of a terrific battle for second place with heavy lapped traffic around him. With just a handful of laps remaining, Potts had a flat tire and would have to make a pit stop. He returned to the rear of the field and was credited with a disappointing 14th place finish.
“It certainly wasn’t how we wanted to end our season”, says Potts after the race. “We had a great car, and were running up front until we got that flat tire late in the race. It is disappointing, but we will move on, and will be back next year stronger then ever”.
The misfortunes late in the race put Potts out of the top five in series points. He ended the series sixth overall. He finished out the year with four feature wins to go along with his second place finish in points at Brighton Speedway.
“Overall it was a really good season for us. We came up a little bit short of our goal of winning the Brighton championship, but we had a successful year with four feature wins, and several really good finishes”, says Potts about his 2012 season. “We will take some time off and regroup, and be ready for next year”.
Fowl Mood Racing would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. We would like to thank Hutchinson Fuels, Indewey Excavating, Vanderlaan Building Supplies, Bill’s Johns, Gord’s Water Service and Brighton Recycling Inc. for all their support throughout the 2012 season, and we look forward to another great season in 2013.
For more information on Phil Potts and the Fowl Mood Racing team, and to stay up to date with our progress through the 2012 racing season, please visit our website, www.fowlmoodracing.com.
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