Red Horse Racing–UNOH 175

UNOH 175
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
September 26, 2015
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Red Horse Racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

For the 17th race of the 2015 season, and the 500th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race of all time, the series headed to New England for the UNOH 175. On a beautiful fall Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, in Loudon, New Hampshire, teams hit the track for two practice sessions. Timothy Peters was third fastest, while Ben Kennedy was 12th fastest in the first, and eighth and 12th fastest in the second, respectively. On Saturday, teams completed three rounds of knockout group qualifying, with Peters transferring to the final round and securing the sixth starting position and Kennedy lining up 15th. Peters picked up his first top-five at the Magic Mile with a fourth-place finish, and Kennedy finished 23rd after suffering damage and going behind the wall for repairs.

Timothy Peters No. 17
No. 17 Red Horse Racing
Toyota Tundra

Timothy Peters Nabs Fourth-Place Finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

After starting in sixth place, Timothy Peters picked up his first top-five finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a fourth-place result in the UNOH 175. In his sixth trip to the Magic Mile, Peters was third fastest in first practice and eighth in the final practice on Friday. During knockout qualifying on Saturday morning, Peters transferred to the third and final round and secured the sixth starting spot for the 175-lap event. Under sunny, blue skies, the veteran driver put the No. 17 Red Horse Racing Tundra in fourth on the first lap. Peters reported to crew chief Marcus Richmond that his machine was free in Turn 2, as well as Turns 3 and 4. When the caution flew on lap 35, Peters headed to pit road for four Goodyear tires and fuel, in addition to adjustments for handling. After restarting in fifth, Peters remained in the top five fighting a tight-handling condition until a scheduled green-flag pit stop mired him in traffic. When the caution flag flew within the last 10 laps, Peters restarted in sixth place and jumped up to fourth on the restart, where he remained for the final laps.

Start – 6
Finish – 4
Driver Points Position – 6
Laps Led – 0

Timothy Peters Quote:
“We’ve just been working really hard and we really wanted to do well here. I think sixth is the best that we’ve done (prior to today’s fourth-place finish). We just fought free (handling) and then we fought tight one run. Then that last run we took two tires and we were just a little too free. All in all, great effort by everyone on this Red Horse Racing Tundra. Great run last week, great run this week and going into one of my favorite places next week with a lot of momentum.”
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Ben Kennedy
No. 11 Local Motors
Toyota Tundra

Ben Kennedy Relegated to 23rd-place Finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

This weekend the NASCAR Camping World Series celebrated a milestone with its 500th race while at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Ben Kennedy and the No. 11 Local Motors team turned in the 12th-fastest times in both practice sessions on Friday afternoon. The Daytona Beach, Florida native returned to the Magic Mile on Saturday morning, advancing to the second round of knockout qualifying to earn the 15th-starting position for the UNOH 175. Kennedy took the green flag and climbed to the 11th position by the second caution period of the afternoon on lap 35. He reported that the black and white machine was loose on the entry and exit of the turns. The Scott Zipadelli-led team changed four tires, added fuel and made track bar and air pressure adjustments to help the Tundra’s balance. Late in the 175-lap event, another competitor made hard contact with the left-side of the No. 11 Toyota, forcing it into the outside wall. Kennedy drove it to the garage to the attention of the Red Horse Racing team, where they quickly made repairs and returned him to the track on lap 152, 16 laps down to the leader and taking the checkered flag in the 23rd position. Running a “double” this weekend, Kennedy departed the Loudon, New Hampshire race track and headed to Augusta, Georgia where he will compete in his first IRONMAN 70.3 with his mother, Lesa France Kennedy, on Sunday morning.

Start – 15
Finish – 23
Driver Points Position – 10
Laps Led – 0

Ben Kennedy Quote:
“Thank you to this No. 11 team. They worked hard all weekend, and we found some good speed in the Tundra. Unfortunately we didn’t get the finish we deserved today here (at New Hampshire Motor Speedway). It certainly wasn’t from a lack of trying. We’ll move on to Las Vegas (Motor Speedway) next weekend.”