Wingo Finishes Eighth in Pro Late Model 125Press Release
Nashville, TN (October 9th, 2012) - This past weekend Tucker Wingo Motorsports rolled into the historic Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway looking to taste a little All American 400 magic in the Pro Late Model 125 lap portion of the event.
After fighting a tight condition in practice all day Friday, Tucker and the team found some things that the car liked and improved on what they had. Late Friday, Tucker was able to post the #88 Chevy sixth on the board in qualifying out of the 28 cars that took time.
Saturday pre race practice brought back the tight condition the team had fought off all day Friday. The team made multiple adjustments but weren’t able to fight off that tight feel as well as they had the day before.
That tight condition carried over into the race with Tucker hanging on inside the back half of the top ten for majority of the event. The halfway break at lap 75 provided Tucker and the team a chance to make some more adjustments to get the car turning better through the center of the corners and replace the worn right side tires.
While the car definitely improved with the adjustments and tires, Tucker was not able to advance the #88 Chevy any higher up on the leader board then ninth until a late race caution prompted a single-file green-white-checker restart where he would edge out another competitor by a very small distance for an eighth place finish.
“To come in here on such a storied and exciting weekend like the All American 400 and finish as strong as we did is definitely something to be happy with,” said Wingo of his eighth place finish in a 28 car field. “We still have a lot to learn about these bump stops but we’re making progress each time we come to the track.”
Results of the 125 lap feature are still unofficial at this time due to several pending protests. Tucker came into the race fifth in track points and locked in a heated battle for the Rookie of the Year title. The points race will come to a conclusion in two weeks on championship night October 20th.
Tucker Wingo would like to thank his father for all the help as well as sponsors Bay Metal South and W.A.R. Shocks for all their help and support during the 2012 racing season at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.
Source: Tucker Wingo Motorsports, Press Release
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