London, ON – Mark Dilley, driver of the #02 Micks Motorsports/Leland Industries/PartSource/Beyond Digital Imaging Ford Fusion, came to Delaware Speedway with another good finish in mind after the second place at CTMP at the Speedway last Saturday. A flat tire would cause Dilley to lose two laps and finish seventh on the night.
Dilley and the #02 team made numerous changes to the car during the two-half hour practice sessions on Saturday afternoon with the eighth quickest time being the final result.
For time trials later in the day, Dilley commented, “I didn’t get the lap I was looking for. I was just a bit too careful.” They would line up seventh for the Emco 200 later in the evening.
A long green flag run had Dilley solidly in the top ten with a car that he felt was good enough to post a top five finish. After making pit stops for fuel and right side tires, Dilley later reported to his crew that he had a left side tire going down. He came into the pits to the attention of his crew under green flag conditions and when he returned to the track he was 2 laps down to the leaders. After battling back through traffic for the final forty laps, Dilley crossed the finish line in seventh.
“Not a bad finish considering we were two laps down,” Dilley said post-race. “This Leland/PartSource/BDI Ford was really quick again tonight and we were looking forward to backing up our 2nd place finish from last week with another top 3 tonight. We will take it though and head to Vernon in a couple of weeks.”
The Emco 200 will be aired on TSN Sunday, July 8, at 3 p.m. ET and on RDS2 Wednesday, July 25, at 10 p.m. ET.
The #02 Micks Motorsports team is supported by the following sponsors: Leland Industries, Beyond Digital Imaging, PartSource, Armor All, Johnsonville, STP, Cathcart Trucking, Seguin Marina, Thor Motors, Prostate Cancer Canada, Triad Racing Technologies, Gaunt Collision Centres, Samester and Castrol.
From Linda Jones at Wide Open Motorsport Solutions