THORSON SCORES TOP-20 FINISH IN NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES DEBUT
Tanner Thorson made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut this weekend at Dover (Del.) International Speedway in Friday’s JEGS 200. He was 20th inThursday’s first practice session and 22nd in final practice before earning the 20th starting position for Friday’s 200 lap race at the Monster Mile.
STAGE 1 RECAP:
Started Stage 1 – P20
Finished Stage 1 – P19
Thorson started Stage 1 from the outside of row 10 and avoided a multi-truck spin on the opening lap. He came to pit road during the caution for four fresh tires after sliding to avoid contact. Another quick caution was displayed on lap 15 and Thorson restarted 18th when the field got back to green. The remainder of the opening stage finished under green on lap 45, with Thorson crossing the line in 19th.
STAGE 2 RECAP:
Started Stage 2 – P18
Finished Stage 2 – P17
The Minden, Nev., was called to pit road on lap 49 for four tires, fuel and an adjustment to the No. 20 GoShare Chevrolet Silverado and he restarted Stage 2 in 18th. The caution came out on lap 88, ending Stage 2 under caution with Thorson in 17th, one lap down.
STAGE 3 RECAP:
Started Stage 3 – P17
Finished Stage 3 – P16
Crew chief, Andrew Abbott, called Thorson to pit road on lap 94 for four tires and fuel and he restarted the final stage from the 17th position. The 21-year-old remained fairly quiet on the radio until the caution came out on lap 155 when he reported a drastic change, feeling free. He brought the GoShare No. 20 down pit road on lap 159 for four fresh tires, fuel, a track bar adjustment and restarted the race from 19th with 38 laps remaining. Thorson survived two more late race cautions and finished the 200-lap event in 16th-place.
“I had a great time at the Monster Mile for my first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race,” said Thorson. “I learned a lot and got faster as the race went on. Thank you GoShare, Chevrolet, Young’s Motorsports and Team Dillon for allowing me to be able to do this and I am already looking forward to the next one!”
THE MONSTER BITES HILL EARLY
Austin Hill made his fourth start at Dover International Speedway for Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series JEGS 200. After showing speed in Thursday’s final practice session, the Winston, Ga., native qualified 14th for the 200-lap event. Unfortunately, early in Stage 1 another competitor got loose under Hill in the corner, spinning the United Rentals No. 02. The truck would not re-fire, relegating Hill to a 31st-place finish.
Started – P14
Finished – P31
Young's Motorsports next race will be the NCWTS race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday, May 4.