Coulter is Consistent at Volunteer Speedway4/8/2015
Charlotte, N.C. (April 8, 2015) - Rum Runner Racing's own Joey "CIV" Coulter brought home an eighth place finish at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN on Saturday night. This weekend was the first race with their new Cornett Thunder engine.
CIV qualified the car 12th but when the green flag flew on the 40 lap feature event he began to experience transmission trouble. The transmission did not want to stay in gear on its own, so he had to drive the entire 40 lap event with only his left hand. His right hand held the transmission in gear for the entirety of the race.
He managed the stay inside the top ten for the entire event and was in sixth on the last restart. CIV slipped back to tenth place on the restart while trying to control the car with just one hand. He was able to regain two positions in the final laps and brought home an eighth place finish.
"I couldn't be prouder of all of the progress that we have made with these cars over the past few months. Every time we show up to the track we are faster, and the car is closer to exactly what I need as a driver to go get us a win. The new Cornett engine was fantastic and a package that matches great with most of the tracks that we race on and is going to be a huge part of getting to victory lane soon. As good as the car was, I wish I would have been able to use both hands! I think we might have had something for those guys up front," said CIV about his weekend.
His teammate Kyle Pierce finished tenth during the event. He accredited a lot of his success to Pierce, "I also want to thank my teammate for the weekend, Kyle Pierce. He has been a huge part in our growing success and his ability to drive and work on his car greatly contributed to the performance of our own cars."
Next for CIV and Rum Runner Racing will be a trip to Wythe Raceway in Wytheville, VA on Saturday, April 25th. For more information about Coulter, please visit hiswebsite, "like" him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter.