We cut a tire and that sent us back so we had quite a bit of ground to make up.It was tough." Back in action the following night, Gravel won his heat race again, finished third in the dash and started the feature in 5th. "Another amazing car from Barry, Derek and Zach," said Gravel.For Saturdays event, the #5 car timed in 3rd in Group A.On Friday night, Gravel won his heat race, finished fourth in the dash and lined up to start the feature in 7th. "We were up to third and I felt like we had a car that was capeable of running in the top two.When Blaney moves from the Wood Brothers Ford to a third team owned by Roger Penske in 2018, Flores and the rest of the team will move with Blaney to the No. Also a contender for victories and the championship is Jimmy Blewett of Howell, N.J., recently crowned Wall Stadium 2017 Modified champion.On Thursday, November 2nd, the team, along with other sprint cars, big block modifieds and late models, took to the 4/10th's of a mile oval for qualifying.In the first session, which set the field for Friday nights event, Gravel timed in quickest overall.
A comprehensive season recap will be coming in the following weeks.
He will return to the NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing Weekend in Atlantic City, NJ, on January 26 and 27. 15 Lafler TQ Midget at Wall Stadium’s Turkey Derby in the TQ Midget feature over Thanksgiving Day weekend in preparation for the indoor opener.
Then, Rocco will then square off in neutral territory in the first ever Indoor race event in New York State, set for February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N. To succeed, Rocco will have to go up against experienced indoor TQ Midget drivers in what is a very specialized racing discipline. Flores has spent his working life in NASCAR’s upper tier series. 21 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team driven by Ryan Blaney.
Preece recently announced that he will drive the car now solely owned by Donnie Preece, Ryan's uncle, in the three-race Indoor Auto Racing Series.
Donnie Preece acquired sole ownership of the car from the late Ted Christopher's wife Quinn shortly after the racing legend's death in a private plane crash.