Hitting the track for his first laps in the #33 YourGMCTruckStore.com / Zimmer Auto Group Chevy White took a cautious approach initially but picked up the pace in round two of practice.
“We gained a ton from the first session,” said White. “Crew Chief Doug George and the team did a nice job with the set up so I could focus on improving my performance on every lap,” he stated.
White would qualify the #33 YourGMCTruckStore.com / Zimmer Auto Group Chevy later in the afternoon and lined up 28thfor the 150 lap race. Once again White took a cautious approach initially and as stage one of the race moved along his lap times continued to improve.
“The plan for the race was about getting experience and getting to the checkered flag,” said White. “Not everyone was taking that cautious approach,” he added.
Near the end of stage one the driver of the #17 Truck made an overly aggressive move and tried to squeeze between White in the #33 YourGMCTruckStore.com / Zimmer Auto Group Chevy and another Truck. The result was a spin for White.
“At least we got some TV time,” joked White afterwards. “I understand guys are doing everything they can for the championship and I was giving everyone plenty of room, but that move just wasn’t going to work”.
Following a stop along pit road for the team to assess damage to the #33 YourGMCTruckStore.com / Zimmer Auto Group Chevy White returned to the race and continued his steady approach. White continued to improve his lap times and began to gain positions as the race moved forward, until another problem that arose later in the race.
“We had an issue with the alternator,” explained White. “It finally gave out but we soldiered on and other than a few bruises from that spin had a pretty clean Truck. We finished ahead of where we started (24th) and I learned so much. I have to thank the whole Reaume Brothers Racing guys for their hard work. And also a huge shout out to Rob Zimmer and the Zimmer Wheaton Group and YourGMCTruckStore.com for their support this weekend, they made it happen”.
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