POST-RACE REPORT: BRISTOL DIRT
Bristol, Tennessee (April 11, 2023) - After several successful runs to start the year, G2G Racing made the move to bring back the team’s second entry to the red clay at the Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. Unfortunately, the team’s race was over before it started.
The first day of the event was totally washed out by severe weather that was making its way across the United States the past few days.
The next day, the day’s schedule was compacted to accommodate both the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series and the NASCAR Cup Series.
Therefore, the team went to work on Jerry Bohlman’s No. 46 Eco Pile Tundra and Andrew Gordon’s No. 47 Trick Shot/Staar Trucking Tundra ready for the day’s Heat Races. Without any practice time, both drivers felt at a disadvantage.
As the heat races approached, Bohlman was placed in the 3rd Heat and Gordon in the 4th Heat.
This is where Bohlman’s day went south. When he jumped into his truck and was strapped in, he discovered the truck would not go into gear. Therefore, the team scrambled under the hood and inside the truck to try and find the issue. After some investigation, it was found that the pressure plate on the clutch had broke, thus not allowing him to start his heat race. This meant the team had to sweat out the heat races to see if he would make the field.
In the fourth Heat Race, Andrew Gordon started on the pole. Therefore, all he needed was to stay in the Top-5 in his heat and he would be locked into the field.
At the drop of the green flag, Gordon held strong in the Top-3, until halfway, where he slowly dropped down the leaderboard. Then, his day started to go south.
At the midway point Gordon drove his truck into turn 3 and something did not feel right on the truck. Because he was close to making the field, he chose to try and hold onto the truck. As a result of the damage to his truck, he began to drop on the leaderboard.
By the end of the heat, he had fallen to 10th place.
After some quick calculations, both Gordon and Bohlman did not obtain enough passing points to advance to the WEATHER GUARD Truck Race on Dirt.
The team will look to reload, as they head to the Martinsville Speedway, for the Long John Silvers 200 on Friday, April 14th. Action will get started at 7:30pm Eastern, with live coverage being on Fox Sports 1 and on SiriusXM NASCAR, Channel 90.
Photo Credit: Daniel Overbey, Photographer
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