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Coleman Motorsports finshes in the top 5 in Pahrump

After 3 consecutive 2nd place finishes in a row Coleman Motorsports left the race shop headed for Pahrump, NV, the hosting town of this year’s SNORE 250, to take on the competition waiting for them in the grueling 204.5 mile race. As usual, the team sailed through contingency row and tech inspection on Friday in preparation for the race on Saturday morning.

7:30 AM Saturday morning the race event kicked off from the Pahrump Nugget hotel in the heart of Pahrump. The race vehicles paraded through town out to Johnnie where the race was to start. It is always exciting to be welcomed by the people living in the hosting town and Pahrump did not disappoint! People were lined up along the highway to greet the racers as they went by, cheering them on! At 8:00 AM the green flag waved and the first vehicle left the line, shortly followed by the rest of the field, 1 car every 30 seconds.

Coleman Motorsports was the third car to leave the line in class 1/2-1600, disappearing into the dust. Jason set a charging pace early on in order to catch the 2 vehicles in his class that left the line ahead of him. Since this race did not allow for any pre-running the racers were all in for a challenge as none of them had seen the course conditions prior to race day. Car #1623 was doing great until just after pit 1 when disaster struck! Jason was quoted saying, “We were just catching the car in front of us and an unlimited truck that must have had problems early on, pulled out in front of us. The dust was blinding since there was no wind. We were forced to drive extremely slow as we could not see anything. In the dust we clipped a large boulder that immediately flattened our right front tire and broke a grub screw on the lower right front arm. We were forced to limp the car for about 10 miles to pit 2.” The Coleman Motorsports crew headed up by crew chief Jason Brisco was ready and waiting as the Coleman Motorsports race car came into the pits for the unscheduled pit stop. After they quickly assessed the damage, the quick thinking pit crew had the car fixed and back into the race in a matter of minutes. At this point car #1623 was running about 8th on the road. Mile by mile the team worked to gain back the unexpected down time. “After pit 2 it was a race to the finish to see how much time we could make up,” said Jason. When the checker flag waved at the finish line behind the Pahrump Nugget the Coleman Motorsports #1623 had fought their way back to a 5th place finish. “We are pleased with finishing in the top 5. This was a tough race with many obstacles that could have taken us out of the race for good. We experienced one of those obstacles first hand but this great team fixed us up and kept us on track for the race and the championship!“ Jason completed the race in 04:38:56 with an average speed of 43.9MPH.

Next up for the Coleman Motorsports team is the season finale Rage at the River in Laughlin, NV. “We are extremely excited to go back to Laughlin! Laughlin has and always will put on great events and we continue to look forward to racing there year after year. Hopefully this year’s event in Laughlin will bring extra special memories as we look to seal up a championship at the end of the weekend!” said Jason on the upcoming race.

Next Race: Rage at the River – Laughlin, NV December 9th-12th

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