Lexington, Ohio (July 11, 2022) - The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returned to left and right turns on Saturday afternoon, for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 150 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. G2G Racing, coming off an up and down performance at Nashville, looked for a strong run out of the team’s road course ringer, Mason Filippi. But the weekend started slightly moist.
In practice, Filippi appeared to be behind the 8-ball in his No. 46 OpenFender.com Toyota Tundra, as the truck experienced engine issues at the beginning of the session. Filippi was able to record a lap of 99.573 seconds. Then, the rain came.
Due to NASCAR’s rules on rain racing, the team went to work converting the truck over for wet track conditions. While doing that, they were able to rectify the issue from practice, feeling confident for qualifying.
In qualifying, Filippi used his road racing experience to record a wet lap of 127.614 seconds. After that lap, he found himself with the 3rd fastest time of his group. As the session progressed, until some of the leaders had a chance to make some laps, bumping him down the leaderboard. As the session came to a close, he was 11th out of his group. This placed him in the 24th starting position for the next day’s race.
His starting position gave the team its best starting position of the 2022 campaign.
The next day, conditions were dry, as the weather had moved out of the area. This changed the game for many drivers, including Filippi. At the drop of the green flag, he fell back, to get a better handle on his truck. Then, his day went sour.
On lap 9, his No. 46 Tundra came to a stop on-track, reporting the engine had cut off. Then, right as race control issued a full course caution, he was able to refire his truck and drive it to the crew. Unfortunately, the team was unable to fix the issue, forcing the team to drop out of the race. It was recorded as a 36th place finish.
The team will regroup and head to the Pocono Raceway for the CRC Brakleen 150 on July 23rd. The race will be televised live on Fox Sports 1, while the action will be broadcasted on SiriusXM NASCAR, Channel 90.
Photo Credit: Cameron Vanderhorst