Butch lined up in 8th place for his heat event, but didn't make it far. Going into turn three on the first lap, Mike Blose made contact, cutting down Butch's left front tire, sending him into the infield for the remainder of the event. We were now forced to run the second of 3 b-mains to try to make it into the race.
Butch lined up 11th in the 10-lap b-main and made a valiant effort to bring home a 5th place finish, but it wasn't good enough to make the feature, as they were only taking the top 3 cars.
We were disappointed and had a better car than our results show.
Tonight we will be at Wythe Raceway for Practice and Qualifying for the final event of the 2009 FASTRAK Grand Nationals. Butch currently sits in 24th place in the points standings. Northeast driver Mike Pegher Jr is leading the points.