Scarborough, ME – After a rough start to the 2014 season, Evan Beaulieu and the 56 Hancock Lumber team rebounded in a big way this past weekend. Beaulieu lead laps in the 50 lap Pro Series feature at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on his way to a sixth place result in what he described as one of the roughest races he’s been a part of. This was a satisfying result for the team, as they have fought to make their car competitive throughout the first three races, Beaulieu was ecstatic after the race.
“This feels so good to have a great run tonight, we had a competitive car, this team did a great job and I was on the wheel tonight,” Beaulieu said after the 55 minute feature event, “We were a rocket for the first three or four laps after a restart, and after that the car just kept tightening up through the run and that ended up costing us the win, but we are making gains and I’m thrilled to just get a good finish, we had a lot of fun tonight and that’s what it’s all about.”
Beaulieu finished sixth in his heat race to give him the sixth place starting spot out of 26 Super Late Models for the 50 lap feature. The action started early, as Beaulieu made a bold move through turn one to go to third on the start before a caution came out to slow the field. This would be the theme of the night as it took a while to get past four laps with the amount of incidents in the race. Once the field got a few laps in, Beaulieu worked his way from third to the race lead. He led a number of laps throughout the first half of the race before the 16 of eventual race winner Donnie Colpritt made his way by. Beaulieu, fighting the tight condition with the car, dropped back to fourth on a long green flag run, but another caution flew just before the halfway point. Barely dodging a huge wreck in front of him after a restart, Beaulieu got up to third through the race’s closing laps. Spotter Jon Novak was doing a great job getting him through all the carnage throughout the race. After another series of restarts, he was bounced back to sixth place where he eventually finished. Most importantly the car barely had a mark on it all night as he fought through a very rough race.
Beaulieu and the team will be looking forward to next weekend where they will get a chance to improve on that result as the Nascar Whelen All-American Series rolls on to week five at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. Come out to the track to see the most exciting racing in New England with the Pro Series, Sport Series and Wildcats. The action kicks off at 7PM and admission is only $10 with kids 12 and under free. We would like to thank all of our fans for their continued support this season!
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