Durham, Maine – Evan Beaulieu had a great night going during Saturday night’s Pro Series race at Beech Ridge Speedway and felt like it may finally be his night to get a victory. After struggling early in practice, the team dialed the car in for the final practice and Evan was able to drive away with his first heat win in a Super Late Model.
Starting from the pole position, Evan lead the races opening 22 laps, then contact from the 11 of Tyler King sent Evan’s No. 56 around in turn three and left the young racer to charge from the back and salvage a highly respectable 9th place finish.
For Evan, the top ten was bittersweet.
“You are always thankful when you can roll the car in the trailer at the end of the race in one piece,” Evan said. “But this team deserves better. I really thought tonight was our night and we definitely had a top three car again. We’ve learned so much in this first year and so many people have worked hard. This is not the first time Tyler King has raced us wrong. Some guys just have no respect I guess. It’s very frustrating. I feel bad for our team and our sponsors but we’ll regroup and go at it again this Saturday, I want to end this season on a good note.”
The final race of the season at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway will be this Saturday, August 31st. Racing will start at 6:30PM and will include the championship night for all the Nascar Whelen All-American Series divisions. Also this weekend, Evan will be back behind the wheel of the Legends Car on Sunday, September 1st for the Last Chance 150 event at Unity Raceway. Racing will start at 1PM. The week won’t end there, as Evan will be showing the 56 Super Late Model as part of a Toys for Tots drive at the Portland Motor Club on Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd.
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