(Loudon, N.H.) – Evan Beaulieu started third and finished second in an eventful Sylvania 300 Invitational race for the INEX Legends Cars on the ¼-mile oval inside New Hampshire Motor Speedway on the night before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ran their race.
Beaulieu was fastest in practice and his Hancock Lumber No. 56 team was optimistic they would have a strong car for the feature. Starting third, Evan knew Shaun Buffington was going to be an obstacle he’d have to overcome if he wanted to bring home the trophy.
Before he could start applying any pressure, the race went red for Reid Lanpher’s nasty flip on the front straightaway. “I was happy to see Reid walk away,” Evan commented after the race was over. “That was a wild ride. It shows the safety of the legends cars that he was able to walk off without any injuries after that.”
Once the race was restarted, Evan did his best to keep pace with leader Buffington but it was to no avail. “We had a really good car,” said Evan. “We just weren’t good enough to get to Shaun and make a move for the win. I want to thank everyone on my team who has helped me out all year because it’s been a long year with a lot of races and all of them work hard to keep us running up front.”
With that race behind him, Evan and his team move on to Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine this Sunday, September 30th for the legends portion of the final Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Northern Tour race of the season. The green flag drops at 1:30pm.