2011-07-07 / Sports

Peck Motorsports Captures Win At Motordrome Speedway

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Peck Motorsports with driver Todd Peck motored their way to a win in the Super Cup Stock Car Series (SCSCS) at Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, Pa. The win gave Peck a third consecutive top-3 finish in as many races with the SCSCS and the points lead in the SCSCS.

“My crew gave me a car tonight that handled anywhere on the track I put it,” said Peck after the race “It feels great to continue the Peck heritage in this area and capture a win at Motordrome Speedway tonight.”

Peck is the nephew of local racing standout Tom Peck who competed in the Busch Grand National Series with the same #40 that Todd carries on to this day.

“My phone rang at 1 a.m. and it was Todd,” said crew chief Keith Wolfe “It was Todd saying he wanted to go race tomorrow night at Motordrome Speedway. Of course, I said let’s go, but there was a lot of work to be done to our #40 Pyramex machine.”

After just a few short hours of sleep, both Todd and Keith were back in the shop getting the car race ready. Just two hours before the green flag was set to fall, the Peck Motorsports crew left the shop on their way to the speedway. A few moments later, the team received a call from their team hauler driver, saying the rig broke down. Fortunately, they got the hauler back up and going and made it to the track just 10 minutes before the race was set to begin. The Peck Motorsports team thrashed to get unloaded and rolled onto the grid just in time for the feature as qualifying was rained out.

Peck started the race in the fifth position but was quickly sandwiched back to ninth as a couple cars slowed in front of him on the first lap. This would not deter Peck whatsoever as he began picking off cars one by one utilizing both the high and low side of the speedway.

By Lap 23 he was up to fourth and made his way to the third position on the very same lap. Just a few short laps later, he made a power move to the outside of Harvey Harrison going into Turn 1 taking over the second position. Then on Lap 36, Peck propelled himself into the lead with a pass on Brian Harrison in Turn 4 as the field came around to see that there was just six laps to go.

Peck went on to lead the remaining six laps and win by nearly half a straightaway over second-place Brian Harrison. With the win, he catapulted into the points lead with the SCSCS.

“It was a hard-fought battle tonight as I had to race my way up from ninth,” said Peck after the race “I want to thank my entire crew for doing everything they could to get our car ready tonight. With them, none of this would have been possible.”

The win was his fifth win with Keith Wolfe as his crew chief.

“Todd and myself work great together,” said Keith “We know what it takes to win, and we will take our winning ways to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series now.”

Peck Motorsports will now be off for the next few weeks as the team prepares for their first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway on July 16. Peck Motorsports will be competing in five NCWTS events in 2011, including the July 16 Iowa race, Lucas Oil Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana, Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, N. H., and Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va.

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