After a rain out at Star Speedway on May 19th, the Coy Racing team loaded up and headed to Maine and Wiscasset Speedway this past Saturday. After a long trip the car unloaded and ran ok in the first practice. The guys were happy that the power steering issues found after Waterford were fixed. The second round the guys bolted on some new tires and the car responded and was very good. However, the team decided to save those tires for the feature and bolted on a set of older tires for the heat – big mistake! Richie fought hard, but couldn’t do anything in the heat and finished outside of the handicapping for the feature. This put Richie starting 14th in the feature. There was a quick caution on the first lap of the feature and then went green to checkered for the rest of the race. Richie drove his way up to 10th position by the end of the race and then earned 2 more spots after 2 cars were DQ’d in post race tech. So Richie officially finished 8th.
The guys learned a lot about the new car and were happy with the day. They have some chassis changes they are going to make for Riverhead this weekend. There’s gonna be a small wrinkle this weekend, however, as Richie’s daughter has her dance recital this weekend. Richie is going to go to the recital and then race out to Riverhead. He should be able to make it by the heat race, but will miss practice.