Antigonish, Nova Scotia. August 17, 2013- Jason White’s night was shut down early at the Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, despite his ability to run inside the Top 10 at the Wilson Equipment 300.
The #21 Bowers & Wilkins Dodge was good in practice, only requiring minor adjustments to fine tune prior to qualifying. White qualified lower than he would’ve liked and was set to start in 14th for the race. But the driver of the #21 wasn’t discouraged; he and the crew crafted a quick strategy to move up in the field.
White and his team opted to wait to take fresh tires in order to improve track position. They went down a lap, but were awarded a free pass to get back on the lead lap. The break paid off for the team and #21 managed to break into the top 10, and was on track for a solid points day.
Later in the race, White noticed water seeping out of the overflow from the radiator. When the Bowers & Wilkins Dodge’s temperature hit a dangerous 270 degrees, he was forced to shut the car off and retire for the night.
“We were setting up for the end of the race with our strategy, and then the car started pushing water and there was nothing we could do,” White said after the race. “It’s just one of those things. We’ll regroup for the next race, the points battle is really tightening up.”
After yesterday’s race, Jason White has earned 284 points and is tied for eighth place.
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