May 29, 2013- After last weekend’s top ten finish at Brockville Speedway, Luke Stewart and his team were ready to get back to business this past Saturday night looking to build on that and gain some momentum as the season progresses. The team also had planned on racing on Friday night at Mohawk International Raceway for the 50 lap Frenchie’s “Chevy Runs Deep” Series opener.
Stewart had hoped to race at Mohawk Raceway on Friday night in Hogansburg, New York for the first round of the Frenchie’s 358 Modified Series and Memorial Cup race, but the rain that began on Thursday lasted well into Friday and the track officials were forced to cancel their program. The team shifted their attention to getting the car set up for the following night at Brockville.
The first few laps of the night started out well for Stewart at Brockville on Saturday night, as he took the lead at the start of his qualifying heat race held the top spot through the first four laps of the eight lap event. Coming around turn three and four to complete lap five, the steering locked up, sending Stewart well off the track. He was able to continue, but at the rear of the field for the restart, but unable to make up the lost track position. He started the feature from 20th and fought the car for the entire 30 lap distance, and brought the car home with an 18th place finish.
“It certainly wasn’t the run that we were hoping for. We just fought the car all night trying to get the handle on it”, says Stewart after the race. “We will continue to work hard and get it figured out:.
This coming weekend, Stewart will return to Mohawk International Raceway for the postponed Memorial Cup/Frenchie’s “Chevy Runs Deep” 358 Modified Series opener, and will be back at Brockville Speedway on Saturday night for another 50 lap feature in the first race of the Ogilvie’s Auto Triple Crown Series.
Luke would like to thank all of his sponsors for their generosity as we enter the 2013 racing season. They include Fort Glass, M.A. Barr Service Station Maintenance, RW Electric, McCoy Bus Tours, Penny Blake of Remax Realty Kingston, Southeastern Telecommunication Services, Number One Speed Equipment, Stewart Speed Supplies and Finish Line Web Design. Also a very special thanks goes out to Wayne and Donna Smith for all of their support. We thank you all for your support during the 2013 season.
For more information on Luke Stewart and the Stewart Racing team, stay tuned to our website, www.lukestewartracing.com.
From: Craig Revelle/ Finish Line Web Design