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Tink Reedy Wins at Motor Mile Speedway
Apr 23, 2007 - updated Apr 23rd, 2007 9:31pm
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A Great Night for Reedy Racing at Motor Mile Speedway
Opening night at Motor Mile Speedway for Tink Reedy and the Reedy Racing Team worked out just fine after a rough pre-season start.
On Friday April 13th Tink and the team took their NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car to MMS for a shakedown practice session. Eight laps into practice the engine developed trouble and the team was left scrambling to get ready for the following night opener at Motor Mile.
Without an engine to run the team was looking at missing the first race of the season. Mother Nature was on the side of the team as the rain postponed the scheduled April 14th race one week until April 21st.
Clark's Automotive Racing Engines worked hard all week long and Tink and the team received their engine on Friday evening April 20th. The car was prepared to go to the track that night.
The team, led by veteran crew chief Clay Highberger went to the track with an untested car with only two 15-minute practice sessions to see how they would shake out against a tough 30-car field.
Tink told the crew that the car was had a nice feel to it, but a few adjustments were made during the practice sessions and before qualifying.
Tink hit the track for qualifying and turned a 15.904 second lap in the Rod Shop, Pizza Den, Pro Image Graphics, The Lube Center, UFCW Local 400, RacersLounge.com, Townsend Racing Products, Clark's Automotive Racing Engines Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The lap was good enough for fourth position on the starting grid.
Tink jumped from his fourth place start to the lead early, getting under Nate Montieth for the position. Davin Scites moved under Tink for the lead and the two LMSC hot shoes battled for the top spot with Rusty Skewes holding third behind the lead tussle.
Tink rode behind Scites through quite a few cautions and made his move back to the front with 24-laps to go in the 150-lap feature. Scites put pressure on Tink during the last 10-laps of the race but Tink held on for his first victory at Motor Mile Speedway since June of 2005. Rusty Skewes, Jason Mitcham and Jason Merriman rounded out the top five finishers.
"With as little practice as we had on this car since totally rebuilding it during the winter, I could not have asked for a better racecar." Tink explained. "Clay put a terrific racecar under me and the crew just worked hard during the off season and it paid off really well tonight."
The Reedy Racing Team will be hard at work this week getting ready for twin-75 lap races at Motor Mile Speedway on Saturday April 28th. Come out and see Tink go for another top finish at MMS.
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