OXFORD, Maine – Lonnie Sommerville of Saint John, New Brunswick, finished third in the PASS North Series' return to Oxford Plains Speedway, the Brackett Mechanical 150 on Saturday, July 23. Sommerville started 11th and slowly worked his way to the front, cracking the Top-5 on Lap 113. He used a daring three-wide move on a late restart to put the Mulkern Racing No. 48 A.E. McKay Builders/Community Pharmacies Chevrolet on the podium.
WHO: Lonnie Sommerville, Saint John, New Brunswick
TEAM: Mulkern Racing No. 48 A.E. McKay Builders/Community Pharmacies Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: Seth Holbrook, Turner, Maine
TEAM MANAGER: Gary Crooks, Mooresville, N.C.
WHAT: PASS North Series Brackett Mcechanical 150
WHERE: Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, Maine (.375-mile oval)
LAPS LED: 0 times for 0 laps
PASS North Series
LAST RACE: July 21, PASS 100, Thompson International Speedway, Thompson, Conn. (16th)
NEXT RACE: August 6, PASS 150, Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, Mass. (.333-mile banked oval)
LONNIE, HOW WOULD YOU SUM UP YOUR RUN TONIGHT?
“We probably saved it a little too long. We talked about it before the race started, that we were going to try and run about 80 percent to try and save the tires and keep it under us. We probably didn't expect that many long green-flag runs.
“I probably used a little bit of it at the end, but I still think we had more left in it. One or two more yellows would have been nice – it was pretty good on old tires. Once we'd get going, I'd get a little tight on the top and a little free on the bottom.”
DOES IT FEEL GOOD TO WORK THAT HARD AND GET A RESULT TO SHOW FOR IT?
“Definitely. This race team is just awesome. Vickie and Scott give us everything we need, and Andrew McKay from McKay Builders. It's exciting to finish on the podium with these guys.
“Everybody on my race team... All my guys just work their butts off. They deserved to be (better) than third tonight.”
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