BRAKE ISSUES MAKE FOR TOUGH DAY AT THE PAPERCLIP FOR YOUNG’S MOTORSPORTS


AUSTIN HILL TALLIES TOP-20 FINISH AT MARTINSVILLE

Austin Hill competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions this past Saturday afternoon. Both practice sessions were canceled Friday due to heavy rain, but the Young’s Building Systems No. 02 team were able to advance to the final round of qualifying and earn the seventh starting spot for the 200-lap race. Despite losing brakes and feeling like he was losing power under the hood, Hill was able to hang on for a 20th-place finish.

STAGE 1 RECAP:

· Started Stage 1: P7

· Finished Stage 1: P16

The Winston, Ga., native started the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions from the inside of row four and maintained a position within the top-10 until the first caution of the race was displayed on Lap 38. The following lap, crew chief Chad Kendrick called Hill to pit road for four fresh tires, a full tank of fuel and a track bar adjustment before restarting 18th on Lap 43. In the closing laps of Stage 1, Hill was able to gain two spots to finish in 16th.


STAGE 2 RECAP:

· Started Stage 2: P17

· Finished Stage 2: P24


Hill restarted in 17th to kick-off Stage 2 on Lap 60. The caution was displayed one lap later and Hill brought his No. 02 Young’s Building Systems Chevrolet Silverado to pit road on Lap 66 for a flat left front tire. He restarted at the rear of the field just as they were going green on Lap 67. Hill went a lap down in the middle of Stage 2, but was able to maintain the Lucky Dog position and finish in 24th.


STAGE 3 RECAP:


· Started Stage 3: P23

· Finished Stage 3: P20

Hill came to pit road on Lap 106 for fuel and a track bar adjustment to the No. 02 Young’s Building Systems Chevrolet Silverado before taking the waive around to regain a lap and started the final stage from 23rd. The first caution of the stage came out on Lap 152 and Hill came back to pit road one last time for four tires and fuel. On Lap 159, he restarted from 23rd and avoided a multi-truck spin ahead of him to line up in 20th for the final restart of the race on Lap 166. In the closing laps, Hill reported he was losing brakes and power in his Truck, but was able to hang on for a 20th-place finish.


TANNER THORSON SUFFERS EARLY BRAKE LINE ISSUES AT MARTINSVILLE

Tanner Thorson made his career-first start at the famed Paperclip this weekend. With both of Friday’s practice sessions being canceled due to weather, Thorson utilized the first round of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying to get some laps under his belt before the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions. Unfortunately, there was a small fire under the hood from the brakes of the No. 20 GoShare.co and the Minden, Nev., native had to start at the rear of the field for the 200-lap race. The brake issues continued for Thorson and he came to the garage early to make repairs, going 33 laps down and ultimately finishing in 31st-place.


STAGE 1 RECAP:


· Started Stage 1: P32

· Finished Stage 1: P32


After taking the green flag for the Texas Roadhouse 200, Thorson quickly reported that he didn’t have much if any brakes in his No. 20 Goshare.co Chevrolet Silverado and he brought the truck to the garage on Lap 2. His Young’s Motorsports crew was able to make repairs and he returned to the track on Lap 33 to make laps and gain some experience at the famed half-mile. He ended the opening stage in 32nd.


STAGE 2 RECAP:


· Started Stage 2: P32

· Finished Stage 2: P31


The middle Stage was fairly uneventful for Thorson, he restarted in 32nd on Lap 60 to kick off Stage 2. He was able to gain one position to finish the stage in 31st on Lap 100.


STAGE 3 RECAP:


· Started Stage 3: P31

· Finished Stage 3: P31


On lap 106, crew chief Andrew Abbott called Thorson to pit road for four tires, a full tank of fuel and a track bar adjustment to restart the final stage from 31st on Lap 111. Thorson survived two cautions in Stage 3 before returning to the garage on Lap 172, as there were no positions left to gain, relegating him to a 31st-place finish.

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