May 16, 2013- After a sixth place finish on opening night at Brighton Speedway, Greg Belyea and his Excel Tower Service team were looking forward to returning to the track, hoping to better the opening night performance and contend for their first win of the 2013 season.
The night didn’t start off well for Belyea, after starting from fifth in his qualifying heat race, he spun to avoid several other cars that tangled on the track in front of him. He restarted the race from the rear of the field and made it back up to fifth before the checkered flag. After the heat race, Belyea and the team made major changes to the car to try and get the car dialed in better for the feature. He lined up from fifth place, but after three laps, he was still unhappy with how the car was working, and took advantage of an early caution to come into the pits for another quick adjustment. The adjustment didn’t work, and while being marred deep in the field, the car was taking a beating from some aggressive driving by others, and he made a decision to park the car for the night.
“It was a frustrating night to say the least”, says Belyea. “We made wholesale changes after the heat race and more changes under an early caution in the feature, and the car would not respond. We will be back here next week with a different car, and hopefully we will have a better night”.
It will be a busy week for Belyea and the Excel Tower Team. They will be back at Brighton Speedway on Saturday night, then off to Humberstone Speedway on Sunday for the first race in the South Division Go Nuclear Late Model Challenge Series. On Wednesday night, Greg will be at Can Am Motorsports Park for the first race in the Excel Tower Service Northern Division Go Nuclear Series.
For more information on Greg Belyea and the Excel Tower Racing Team, please visit our website, www.exceltowerracing.com. You will find updated news, results, schedule and information on Greg Belyea and his Late Model, and Charlie Sandercock and the Excel Tower Service Sprint Car.
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