Durham, ME – After a week off from racing, Evan Beaulieu and the 56 Hancock Lumber team are ready to get back on track this weekend at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. The last two events have been eventful ones for the team, but they are rested and ready to make a charge during the second half of the season. Last season at this time was when Beaulieu started to come into his own as a rookie in the super competitive Pro Series at Beech Ridge.
“It’s been a tough season for us that’s for sure, we had a lot of expectations going into this year the way we finished last year,” Beaulieu said of his season so far, “Unfortunately we haven’t been able to get everything to click right, whether it be the setup, the tire sizes, my driving, there’s a lot to being competitive in this division, I think we’ve made gains over the off week making our car much better than it’s been all year, I’m excited to see what we have on Saturday.”
Last weekend, Beaulieu was involved in a wreck on lap two of the Pro Series 125 lap event. The team didn’t quit though, as they repaired the rear end of the car enough to stay in the race. Beaulieu ran the rest of the race without any radio communication, and drove through the field and was up to sixth with 40 laps remaining. Unfortunately, the rear spoiler was damaged too much and fell off, relegating him to a 12th place finish. After spending two long nights in the shop, the team repaired the rear frame on the car completely, and competed on Tuesday night during the special fourth of July event at Beech Ridge. Beaulieu finished 12th once again that night, but noted he had a strong car on the long runs, but the race ran caution free and he had couldn’t make up the lost ground late in the race.
This weekend the team will be back in action on Saturday night, July 12th. The team are confident that they can make that next step and become a serious contender throughout the second half of the season. Come out to the track and support the Hancock Lumber Racing team. Racing at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway will start at 7pm and tickets are just $10, with kids 12 and under free!