June 14, 2010, BOWMANVILLE, ON – Ignition problems cost Joey McColm a decent finish in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race at Mosport International Raceway Sunday. The UltimateDrivers.ca-sponsored Dodge had a faulty ignition wire slow the car early in the race, and McColm couldn't overcome the time lost in the pits.
"My Ultimate Drivers crew did a great job identifying the problem," said the Ajax, Ontario, native. "Even though we lost spots in the pits we were able to gain five positions because they got the problem fixed.
"Without a great crew we would have finished dead last."
McColm managed a 21st place finish 13 laps behind the leaders. Despite the setback McColm had plenty to be proud of on Sunday.
"These are the best racers in Canada," said McColm. "The top three drivers should be congratulated. JR Fitzpatrick, Andrew Ranger, and Jason Bowles were fast today.
"I'm excited about the speed we found in the race. Once the ignition problem was fixed we turned lap times comparable to drivers in the top 10. Our road course program is really stepping up."
McColm will race next when the NASCAR Canadaian Tire Series visits Autodrome St. Eustache on Saturday, July 3rd. He needs his luck to change.
"We had a great run going in the season opener at Delaware Speedway," he said. "We lost a top five spot crashing on the last lap. If we can find some good fortune I think we can finish consistently in the top 10."
For more information on Joey McColm visit www.cm2c.ca.
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