Red Horse Racing–Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

Canada 250
Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
September 4, 2016
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Red Horse Racing at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

With both left and right turns on the docket this weekend, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams went road racing north of the border at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. On Saturday, during two practices on the 2.5-mile road course, Brett Moffitt was 11th-fastest in the first and third-fastest on the board in final practice in the No. 11 Sportsnet Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Toyota Tundra, while Timothy Peters was seventh and 12th fastest in the No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra in the two sessions. In two rounds of knockout group qualifying on Saturday evening, both Moffitt and Peters transferred to the second round and secured the sixth and 12th starting positions respectively for the 64-lap event. Under beautiful sunny skies on Sunday afternoon, Peters quickly moved into the top 10, but transmission problems relegated him to an 18th-place finish. Moffitt also had a strong Toyota Tundra, but repairs for damage from contact with another competitor cost him track position and resulted in a 16th-place finish.

Brett Moffitt
No. 11 Sportsnet
Toyota Tundra

Moffitt Finishes 16th After Tough Day at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

Brett Moffitt recorded a 16th-place finish at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Sunday. Moffitt posted the 11th and third-fastest times respectively in two practice sessions on Saturday morning. In two rounds of knockout group qualifying, Moffitt transferred to the final round to earn the sixth starting position for the 64-lap event in the No. 11 Sportsnet Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Toyota Tundra. After the green flag flew under gorgeous sunny skies, Moffitt fell back slightly, but continued to run in the top-10. The first caution flew on lap 9, and crew chief Scott Zipadelli brought Moffitt to pit road for four Goodyear tires and a full tank of Sunoco fuel. Some trucks stayed out or got only two tires, so Moffitt restarted in the 15th position, but he was soon back in the top-10. Under caution on lap 25, Moffitt reported that his Tundra was tight almost everywhere on the 2.5-mile road course. With 30 laps to go, Zipadelli called Moffitt to pit road for four more tires and fuel under green flag conditions. The Iowa native worked his way back into the top-10, but was involved in an incident with another competitor on lap 54 and sustained damage. Moffitt made two stops for the No. 11 team to repair the damage and change four tires, With nine laps to go, Moffitt restarted in 24th and with the help of two laps of overtime, made his way to the 16th position to take the checkered flag.

Start – 6
Finish – 16
Owner Points Position – 7
Laps Led – 0

Brett Moffitt Quote:
“I’m grateful for the opportunity that Tom DeLoach and Red Horse Racing have given me over the last month in this No. 11 Toyota Tundra. I wish we could have capitalized more on the fast truck we had today, but we were caught up in a few things and just ran out of time to make up spots.”
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Timothy Peters No. 17
No. 17 Red Horse Racing
Toyota Tundra

Transmission Woes Relegate Peters to 18th at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ fourth trek north of the border to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP), Timothy Peters had transmission issues just past the halfway point, which foiled a top-five run, and handed Peters and his Red Horse Racing team an 18th-place finish in the 64-lap event. After taking the green flag in 12th place, the Virginian maintained position inside the top-12 until the race’s first yellow on lap 9. Peters stayed on track and restarted sixth on lap 12. Crew chief Shane Huffman would not call Peters to pit road until lap 24, when Peters would come in for four Goodyear tires and Sunoco fuel. Huffman’s strategy would have Peters visit pit road once more for fuel only under green on lap 34. That fuel strategy netted Peters the fourth position by lap 40, but he fell victim to transmission woes shortly thereafter on lap 43, losing third gear completely. The veteran driver nursed his No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra home in 18th. With one race before the Chase, the 18th-place result keeps Peters in the eighth position on the Chase grid, 32 points ahead of the cutoff.

Start – 12
Finish – 18
Driver Points Position – 5
Owner Points Position – 5
Laps Led – 0

Timothy Peters Quote:
“Today wasn’t the afternoon we were looking for with our Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra. Shane (Huffman, crew chief) and the guys had a great strategy that put us towards the front past halfway, and we were looking to be in good shape for the last run and lost third gear. We’ve been really good on mile-and-a-half tracks this season, so I’m ready to head to Chicagoland (Speedway) and take advantage of some of the momentum we’ve built as a team.”