Gresham Takes Checkered in New England 125
Max Gresham started his day out front and ended it in the same position, capturing the checkered flag at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East’s New England 125 event.
Behind the wheel of the No. 18 World Crown 300 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, the 18-year old from Griffin, Ga., scored his second win of the 2011 season, fighting his way from the back to the front because of a pit stop gaffe.
“We had a great weekend. I can’t thank the Joe Gibbs team enough,” said Gresham. “We started on the pole but had to fight our way back to the front after a miscommunication in the pits. We were able to keep our nose clean and run our own pace. I ended up getting past Brett (Moffitt) with 15 laps to go and ran away with it. It all paid off in the end.”
Two-time NHMS pole winner Brett Moffitt finished second in his No. 00 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota.
“We worked really hard all day,” said Moffitt. “Normally a second place finish would be good but when the points leader wins it takes a little of the fun out of it. But we’re just going to keep going and try to win this championship.”
Behind the wheel of the No. 07 Riverside Precision Sheet Metal Ford, Corey LaJoie also had to race his way through the field to finish third.
“I’m pretty happy with a third place finish,” said LaJoie. “We gave our best driving the car from the back to the front. In the end, a top-three is a good points day, so I can’t complain.”
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East New England 125 wrapped up an exciting day of racing at “The Magic Mile.” Tomorrow the action continues with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour F.W. Webb 100 beginning at 1 p.m. and the NASCAR Nationwide Series New England 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Great seats are still available for all of the NASCAR action. To purchase tickets, please call the track’s ticket hotline at (603) 783-4931.