Joey Coulter Scores 1st WoO Top 56/30/2016
Joey Coulter Scores 1st top 5 WoO Finish at Rockford Speedway
June 30th 2016 Troutman, NC- After a tough start to the 2016 World of Outlaw Craftsman Late Model Season, Joey Coulter and Rum Runner Racing are starting to gain back some ground, scoring their 1st career top 5.
Thursday night the World of Outlaw Craftsman Late Model Series took on Rockford Speedway in the Outlaw Clay Classic. What was normally a paved surface was now covered in clay, ready for Coulter and his competitors to do battle.
Coulter’s night started off solid, with a top 10 time in hot-laps and a 3rd place qualifying effort. During his heat race, Coulter jumped to an early lead on the challenging rough surface. As the 10 laps counted down, the track condition continued to get more rough. Still leading, Coulter’s car jumped into the air off of turn 2, turning him towards the wall, allowing Brandon Overton to sneak by taking the win.
With a second place heat finish, Coulter was a part of the feature redraw. Drawing a 2, Coulter would start outside of row 1 in the 30 lap feature event. Racing was halted for a few hours as mother nature soaked the speedway, setting up an even rougher racing surface for the 24 drivers. As the feature rolled onto the track, Coulter knew he was going to have his hands full. “The track was already rough to start with, and I knew the rain wasn’t going to help. I figured just try and stay up front by running as hard as possible and not tearing anything up.” When the green dropped Coulter jumped into second, the car coming completely off the ground on many occasions. The race became a game of who could keep their wheels on the ground the longest. At the end of the 30 laps Coulter brought home the No. 2 Rum Runner Racing XR-1 Rocket home in 4th place. His best and the team’s best finish so far.
Coulter had this to say after the race. “Man that was crazy! I have never raced on anything that rough before. I have to thank Mark Richards and Rocket Chassis for building cars that can handle a beating like that. This was a great night for Rum Runner Racing. Our guys have been working so hard and have stuck with me while I figure these cars out. Special thanks to Broward Armature and Generator, Simpson Race Products, Molecule, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, and Tempest Cycles for their amazing support.”
Coulter and Rum Runner Racing will be back in action at LaSalle Speedway on July 4th, running with the Super Dirt Car Series. They return to World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series action July 7th, at Hamilton County Speedway, in Webster City Iowa.
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