|TORC 2014: Fannin rebounds in round 2 to finish third in Super Stock Trucks|
After a very successful rookie race season, Jeff Fannin headed to Bark River International Off-Road Raceway looking to build on the team's runner-up finish in last year's TORC Super Stock Truck Championship. Early on during last weekend's opening Sportsman rounds of racing in the TORC series, Fannin Motorsports was fighting carburetor issues, but by the end of day two, the #804 Chevrolet had landed on the podium.
The weekend started with a quick practice session on Friday afternoon. The Parsons Chevy Silverado ran great and hopes were high going into that night's race. There were only a couple of hours before the Round One Super Stock Truck race, so the crew made some very minor adjustments and shined up the truck.
The rolling start for Round One had eighteen Super Stock Trucks lined up for an eight lap battle. When the green flag was waved Fannin knew he had carburetor issues. Even with the lack of power the #804 Parsons Chevrolet finished the race in eighth place. Unfortunately besides the carburetor issues,on lap 2 of the race Jeff lost front brakes and was collected in a couple other drivers' accident causing damage to the right front of the truck.
That night as the crew went to work replacing a section of the right front frame, the Fannin Motorsports team of Eddie Quade, Beaver Votis, Ben Hendrickson, Josh Harris, Denny Abney, Todd Albrecht, Dennis Slagowski, and Jeff's dad Allen found a problem with the carburetor's power valve. With that said the team was looking forward to Saturday's race.
The start of the eight lap race saw Fannin run in the runner up position for the entire race until the final lap. The truck still had some bugs to be worked out, but when the blue and white crossed the finish line in third place, everyone that helps the team knew the hard work put in at the shop in the off-season as well as the track definitely paid off.
"You know we were a little down and confused about the carb issue on Friday," remarked Jeff Fannin. "My guys got together and began isolating the different possibilities to find the problem. Our team has come a long way since the start of last year. I can't thank all our partners enough that help us out. I'm truly honored to represent Parson Chevrolet, AMSOIL, and everyone else you see on the side of our truck. When we get to Crandon in about a week, stop on by our pit set-up as we are raising awareness and donations for Ronald McDonald House in Marshfield, the Wounded Warrior Project and as well as the Prayers for Kolton Fund."
2014/06/23 | 21:21 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/REUSCHE