An 8th Place Finish In The Books After Glass City 200 Is Called Early For Rain

DeWitt, Michigan (Monday, September 22, 2014): Chad Finley and the whole Chad Finley Racing Team headed East this past weekend to Toledo Speedway for the 26th Running of The Great Lakes Helicopter “Glass City 200”. Finley would have a strong running car all weekend, but track officials called the race early after Mother Nature let the sky loose for the second time during the race.

Earlier in the day the 22-year-old would go to qualify an impressing Third quick behind Pole Sitter Brian Ross, and Second Quick – Teammate Scott Hantz. The inversion of 12 would put Finley starting in the 10th position. Early on in the race there were numerous cautions and two red flag delays. It took almost all of two hours to run the first 30 laps. It started raining with the race only being 30 laps complete.

After close to a 3 hour rain delay, and the time that it took to dry the track it was almost near midnight when the race finally went back green on lap 31. After the rain delay, Chad would restart from the third position, and would fluctuate in the top 5 for most of the first half of the race. With about 20 laps until the 20 minute competition caution at lap 101, Chad started to fall back in the field to the 8th position where he was running when the competition caution was thrown.

When the car got back in the pits for the 20 minute break, the CFR team found that the left rear tire had been going flat, which was the cause for the fall out in the last couple laps. Chad and the team made adjustments to the car and were getting ready to head back out on the track when Mother Nature decided to start raining again. After a steady rain for the last 10 minutes of the competition caution, track officials decided to call the race at lap 101.

Up next in the Great Lakes Helicopter – Auto Value – AirLiftCompany.Com sponsored 42 Main Event Late Model will be on Saturday, October 13th at Sandusky Speedway with the Great Lakes Helicopter Main Event Racing Series for their last scheduled points race.

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All of us at Chad Finley Racing give Honor and Tribute to Joseph DeFrates. Chad's Grandpa.

May He Rest In Peace - 2-20-1942 - 11-13-2013