Thursday, July 19, 2007

NCATS: Disappointment in Vernon for Kent Nuhn, high hopes for Edmonton

VERNON, BC - Prior to their arrival at the Sun Valley Speedway, in Vernon, British Columbia for the British Columbia Dodge Dealers Dodge Avengers 300, Kent Nuhn and his 09 The Fuel Genie/Nuhn Auto Recyclers Pontiac Grand Prix, team made a quick pit stop in Geraldton, Ontario for a fundraiser. While they were there, Kent had a chance to sign a Camero that is being auctioned off at a Canadian Tire in Thunder Bay.

They arrived at the Sun Valley Speedway and were ready to get racing. During the first practice session, Kent was happy with his car and decided to leave it parked during the second session. The on-track temperature going into the qualifying laps was 98° Fahrenheit. Between the practice session and qualifying began, Kent’s car became tight. Unfortunately, on his second qualifying lap, Kent lost his oil pressure, only time would tell as to how much longer the car would last. He qualified 21st out of 23 cars with a 19.317 sec. lap.

As the race progressed, by lap 28 Kent had moved up 6 spots on the grid, before his car overheated. Before and during the race, there were a few teams that were in need of some equipment, that the 09 team were able to provide. They helped the #45 of Trent Guest and his team re-build his car and they also gave the #50 of Joey McColm parts for his car’s rear end.

The next race for Kent and his team will be race #5 on the schedule at the Edmonton City Airport in the Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton. Kent and his team are looking forward to going back a track that they like. Their only hope is that they do not fall to the same problems that they had at Mosport.

For further information regarding Kent Nuhn and The Fuel Genie/Nuhns Auto Recyclers Team or sponsorship information contact Hugh Nuhn at (519)794-2746.

By Leslie Bates

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