@ScottSteckly22 • @22RacingTeam • @NASCARHomeTrack • @Sunset_Speedway • (June 21, 2015) Innisfil, ON- Scott Steckly, driver of the Canadian Tire Dodge, enjoyed the inaugural NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 event at Sunset Speedway and brought home a top finish to round out the experience.
The 22 Racing entry of Steckly was very quick right from the start as they posted times at the top of the charts during practice.
“We tested here a couple of weeks ago,” said Steckly after practice. “We tried a bunch of different things and we are confident we will get the set up right for qualifying and the race.”
Steckly would miss just by a fraction during qualifying and notched at time quick enough for second, lining him up on the outside of the front row for the start of the Leland 300 presented by Johnsonville.
At the drop of the green flag, Steckly with the preferred outside line was able to pass pole sitter Gary Klutt and he would lead the field for the first 60 laps. Lap 21 until lap 287 of the 300 lap event would go green and Steckly was struggling with a slow leaking tire.
When the caution flew on lap 287 he was able to duck into the pits to get the problem rectified but with only a handful of laps left in the race there was no time to make up any additional positions.
“That was quite a race tonight,” said Steckly. “I don’t recall ever going 267 laps without a caution anywhere, never mind at a track NASCAR has not raced on before. We had a great car at the start and we just needed a couple of minor adjustments to get back up to the front but with no caution to make pit stops we were stuck with what we had. Fourth is a good finish and a good points day for us so we are happy.”
Steckly finds himself third in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 point standings heading into event #4 at Circuit ICAR on July 4/5 in Mirabel Quebec.
The Leland 300 presented by Johnsonville will air on TSN on Sunday June 28th at 1 p.m. EST and on RDS Friday July 10th at 10 pm.
22 Racing is supported by Canadian Tire, MAXIMUM Tools, Mobil 1, Erb Group, AW Millwrights, Reefer Sales and Noco Lubricants.
Fans can follow Scott Steckly throughout the season on his website at 22Racing.ca or on Twitter @ScottSteckly22 or you can Like the 22RacingTeam Fan Page on Facebook. For team updates on Scott and the other 22 Racing team entries follow us on Twitter @22RacingTeam.
For more information on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 please visit nascarhometracks.com
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