Monday, October 31, 2011

Tough 2011 Season for Goodwin

Tough 2011 Season for Goodwin
After the 2010 season in the Legends Cars, driver #29 Garett Goodwin was excited to get behind the wheel of his new ASA SCAG Power Equipment Truck for 2011. Goodwin's Debut in the Truck was better then they expected. Capturing a top 10 finish in his first start at the tough Wisconsin International Raceway track. After that, his luck started to fall.
Going into his second start in the Truck, Goodwin was confident in not only himself, but in his team. They were at Garett's home track, Grundy CountySpeedway. Garett has had great success in the past years, with having three straight championships in a row (2007, 2008, and 2009). Goodwin had only a few laps of practice going into the race, however, they were still confident that they had the truck handling good. However, the engine blew up on the first lap of the heat race ending there night and possibly their season.
During the month of July, the Goodwin crew found somebody to loan the money to them to help Garett get back behind the wheel to continue his dream of becoming a NASCAR driver. After placing the new engine into the truck, they went to compete in the USST Great Lakes Truck Series at South Bend Motor Speedway to break in the new motor for the following weekend in Iowa.
Garett ended up having to pull off the track due to oil issues half way through the race while leading by a half of a lap. The Goodwin Crew tried to find the problem but was not for sure if they had fixed it or not for the next race at Hawkeye Downs Speedway. While at Hawkeye Downs, Garett was not able to practice and start the heat race due to engine issues. They found out that the valve covers were warped causing the oil to leak onto the exhaust to create the smoke. Goodwin was not able to finish the feature race due to something malfunctioning inside the motor.
The season came to an end with having hardly any luck throughout the entire year of Garett's debut season in the ASA Midwest Truck Tour. Next season, the GGR Crew looks forward to possibly competing in the CRA JEGS Late Model Series for the 2012 season with a few races in the Truck Tour as well.

"We just didn't have the year we expected to get this season," says Garett, "we will just look past it and start fresh for the 2012 season and compete in as many races as we can."
We would like to thank Sevey Motorsports, K1 Race Gear, Quinlan Inc,,, Burkholder Excavating, Hole-In-One Motorsports, Forkers Lawn Service, Shirley's Truck and Tanker Wash, Team Automotive, and all our fans for their help and support.

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