ST-EUSTACHE, QC- After a disappointing Western swing, Mark Dilley returned to action with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 on July 26th, carving his way to a 7th place finish in the ‘National 250’ at Autodrome St-Eustache.
“It feels great to finally bring our car home in one piece”, smiled Dilley, “the Western trip took a lot out of us as a team. We really needed a top-10 finish. I’m happy I could give my guys a race they could be proud of”
The Barrie, ON driver qualified 10th, and spent the bulk of the 250-laps deep in traffic.
“We were a tick off all night, which meant we were in a battle for position almost the entire race”, said the former national champion.
“It was one of those nights where a top-10 wasn’t a given – we definitely had to fight for it. We had to earn it tonight”
Dilley worked his way as high as 5th in the final 50-laps, but surrendered a pair of positions late in the race as he wrestled with an ill-handling race car.
“We took tires on our final trip down pit road and it loosened the car right up”, explained Dilley. “With 20-laps to go, I was doing my best just to hang on”
With his second top-10 of the season in hand, Dilley will return to action with the series on August 16th, for the Wilson Equipment 300 at Riverside International Speedway in Antigonish, NS.
Mark Dilley’s 2014 efforts are made possible thanks to the support of Johnsonville Sausage, Leland Industries, Dickies, Beyond Digital Imaging, Castrol Canada, Cathcart Trucking, Thor Motors, Sam Ester, Candy Tree Gourmet Lollipops and Seguin Marina.
About Johnsonville Sausage:
Since 1945 Johnsonville has been producing sausage with old world recipes from 19th- century Austria. Johnsonville is a proud supporter of Canadian Agriculture supporting farmers across Canada. Johnsonville produces several varieties of fresh Dinner and Breakfast sausage along with multiple flavours of Smoked Sausage available throughout Canada.
Visit Johnsonville.ca for product and recipe ideas.
About Leland Industries:
Leland Industries, a Canadian manufacturer, produces a complete offering of Bolts, Nuts, Screws for the Agricultural, Industrial and Commercial construction industry. In 2014, An addition of 50,000 sq. ft. to our Toronto manufacturing facility will bring our production capability up to ¾ X 6″ Bolts and 7/8″ Nuts. Leland services the industry through a network of eight Sales and Warehouse locations across North America. We take pride in stating, “North American steel, North American Labor”. We Do Not Import!!!
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)