NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H. – Lonnie Sommerville of Saint John, New Brunswick, finished fifth in the PASS North Series PASS 150 at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, N.H., on Sunday, September 11. It was Sommerville's third straight Top-5 finish and his eighth in 11 starts this season. Sommerville started 13th in his White Mountain debut and moved into the Top-5 and ran as high as third before the race was half over, but a loose condition over the final 100 laps of the event hindered his progress.
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 PASS 150
WHERE: White Mountain Motorsports Park, N. Woodstock, N.H. (.25-mile oval)
PASS North Series
LAST RACE: August 6, PASS 150, Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, Mass. (4th)
NEXT RACE: September 18, PASS 300, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine (.333-mile oval)
POINTS POSITION: 3rd
LONNIE, HOW WOULD YOU SUM UP YOUR DAY?
“We just missed it a little bit on the setup. I kept it too freed up. I didn't want to tighten it up any (for the feature), but we got really free in, really free off. I had to change my lines, because I just couldn't get any drive off the corners. I killed them in middle of the turn, but I just couldn't get off. I couldn't even get wide open on the straightaways without spinning the tires.
“We got up to third early, and I really ran about 80 percent to get there. Then I had a long green flag run, and it just started getting too free. I had nothing at the end.
“I can't wait to go back in a couple weeks. The car was good in practice, good in the heat race. We just had a really good car.”
AND NOW YOU FINISH THE SEASON WITH THREE TRACKS YOU'VE BEEN TO ALREADY THIS SEASON.
“We know we'll be better when we go back in two weeks, and that's the good thing. Most of these places you go once, then you have to wait until next year to see what you learned. But places like White Mountain, Beech Ridge we get to go more than once. Same going back to Oxford. The next three races are at tracks where we've been good – we won at Beech Ridge, had a great car and just waited a little too long at Oxford, and the White Mountain.
“I can't wait.”
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