Durham, ME – Evan Beaulieu scored his best ever finish in a Super Late Model on Saturday night at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway when he led several laps and crossed the line second. Beaulieu, 20, is a rookie in the division this year driving the Hancock Lumber No. 56 out of the Dan McKeage stable.
After the race, the smile on the driver’s face said it all.
“What an awesome night this was,” Evan said proudly. “We actually got this car dialed in and I was able to just run consistent laps all night long, my crew has done a great job this year making gains on this car and I’m proud we got such a great run in. I wish we wouldn’t of gotten that caution or could’ve had a longer run at the end, it’s taken us a few laps all year to get up to speed on restarts, but congrats to Bobby (Timmons) on the win, glad to see him get one.”
Beaulieu started from the second spot, and took the early race lead from fellow rookie Sulo Burbank. Beaulieu drove away with the lead before the 11 of Tyler King got by. King would have ignition problems later in the race, giving Beaulieu the lead again while the caution flew for King. On the restart with five to go, the 48 of Bobby Timmons was able to beat Beaulieu into turn one, while Beaulieu held on to second. His first career top five and podium finish in the Pro Series.
Last Thursday, Evan had his Super Late Model on display at Hancock Lumber, raising money and donations for the Toy’s for Tots program. He’ll be back in his Legends car this Thursday for the final round of Beech Ridge’s Thursday Thunder Series before climbing back into the Late Model on Saturday, again at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.
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