Wolfpack Racing Report – Go Bowling 250 – Saturday, September 11th, 2021
Saturday, September 11th, 2021
Race 25 of 33: Go Bowling 250
Track Specs: Richmond Raceway .75 mile D Shape Oval
Race Winner: Noah Gragson
Weatherman’s Finish: 15th
NASCAR Xfinity teams rolled into Richmond Raceway to do battle on the ¾ mile oval. There was an excitement in the air as these young drivers were joined by Dale Earnhardt Jr. for his annual race return. Weatherman and the Mike Harmon Racing team pulled in with the #47 Big Frig, 12 HR Auctions Chevrolet Camaro ready to do battle.
Stage One Finish: 26th
Rolling off 32nd to start the Go Bowling 250, Weatherman was excited about the machine that MHR brought for him. At the drop of the green flag Weatherman began picking his way through the field. At lap 37 NASCAR would throw a competition caution. Crew Chief Mike Tyska was happy with how things were looking and advised Weatherman to stay out until stage end. Weatherman would continue his march through the field with a 26th place finish.
Stage Two Finish: 25th
After a solid stop from the MHR crew Weatherman would roll-off 27th for the start of the 2nd stage. Weatherman would drive up to a 17th place running position. With a few cautions and restarts, the #47 Big Frig, 12 HR Auctions Chevrolet would get shuffled back to a 25th place finish for stage 2.
Final Stage Finish:15th
The final stage fired off with Weatherman restarting in the 28th position. As usual, the final stage would provide the sparks and excitement the fans look for. Weatherman was able to dodge the mayhem while continuing to climb through the field. Crew Chief Tyska was able to assist Weatherman with track position with great pit strategies. Weatherman was able to hold off several cars with fresher tires late into the run and earned a hard-fought 15th place finish.
The team will take the #47 Axe Crossbow Chevrolet to the “Last Great Colosseum” this weekend for the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
We had great speed this weekend and the team did an amazing job in the pits,” said Weatherman. “We have been working hard to alleviate issues that have hindered us this year. Bristol will be a fight for sure.”