Lexington, Ohio (July 10, 2023) - Mid Ohio Sports Car Course was a chance for G2G Racing to “right the ship” and get it headed in the right direction. It appeared to be a great momentum building day, until a mishap by other competitors sent the team backwards.
The race weekend started with optimism, as road course ringer, Dale Quarterley, took the wheel of the No. 46 Van Dyk Recycling - Motul Toyota Tundra TRD Pro. In practice, Quarterley navigated the 2.4-mile road course eight times, with a fast circuit of 90.005 seconds. This slotted him into the 31st position.
The team began to worry, as the truck needed to be inside the Top-31 to make the field. Therefore, the entire team went to work on the truck to hopefully find more speed in it. And they did just that.
In qualifying, Quarterley picked up seven-tenths of a second, running a quick lap of 89.326 seconds. This was good enough to qualify 28th, locking him and the team into the race. Therefore, when Quarterley returned to the pits, the team celebrated. But there was more work to be done, as the next day’s race turned out to be very wet.
On race day, thunderstorms passed over the track, delaying the start of the event. Once the threat for lightning had passed, the team prepared the truck for wet weather racing, as the team was instructed, per NASCAR, to bolt on rain tires and make adjustments to the truck to handle the wet conditions.
After the trucks had fired and ran a significant amount of pacing laps, the green flag waved and Quarterley settled in to make his way to the front.
After a rocky first few laps, he settled in, jumping five positions in a single lap, picking off trucks, one-by-one. By the end of the first stage, the team was thoroughly impressed as he had navigated his way to the 16th position.
By this time, the track had gone to dry conditions, therefore, the team switched the truck back over for dry conditions.
Upon returning to the track, Quarterley once again set out to head towards the Top-10. Then, a couple of competitors running inside the Top-5 got together, forcing him to take evasive actions. Quarterley went into the grass to avoid, which he did. But shortly after, he came across the radio reporting an issue with the truck.
He quickly brought it to the attention of the crew, giving up his Top-15 position.
The team quickly went to work on his truck, and got him back out on track. Fortunately, the team managed to stay on the lead lap in the process. Then, two laps later, Quarterley reported the issue with the truck had worsened. He brought it into the pits and took it back to the garage to work on it. Unfortunately, the team determined it was a significant issue within the suspension, thus ending his race. He was credited with finishing 35th.
The team will use the momentum from running well to help vault them for a potential good run in two weeks for the CRC Brakleen 150 at the Pocono Raceway. The race will go green on July 22nd, with a 1:30pm start. The action will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1 and NASCAR SiriusXM, Channel 90.
Mooresville, North Carolina (July 3, 2023) - After seeing a road course ringer dominate the field at the Chicago Street Course this past weekend, G2G Racing has enlisted the help of Dale Quarterley to pilot the team’s No. 46 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro.
“We are excited to have Dale (Quarterley) back in our truck,” Tim Viens said. “He brings a significant amount of knowledge and professionalism to our organization, and I am happy he is back with us.”
Quarterley made his first career NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series start earlier this season, at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA).
In that start, he ran comfortably inside the Top-15, even running in the Top-10 in the closing stages of the race before a late race penalty derailed his day. He still finished 28th.
He has also scored two Top-5 finishes in the ARCA Menards Series West Division, and one Top-10 finish in the national touring ARCA Menards Series in 2023. Not to mention, he has also attempted or made races in all three of NASCAR’s national touring series.
He has shown a lot of promise on superspeedways and road courses this season, and will look to improve his career best finish this weekend in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 150 at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course. Action kicks off on July 8th, at 1:30pm. There will be live television coverage on Fox Sports 1, with live radio coverage on the Motor Racing Network and NASCAR SiriusXM, Channel 90.