NATHAN TUCKER TAMES The WILD WEST SHOOTOUT at STOCKTON 99
Justin Loyear SRL Media Relations
Stockton CA (May 11) - Nathan Tucker
, the 2001 SRL Wild West Shootout champion proved tonight that not only he
is ready to contend for back to back titles, but also his
championship winning crew.
"During practice, we had a valve spring break in our engine," said Tucker
"Fortunately, Ray Lawson Jr. had a spare one and he
was nice enough to let us use it."
After Tucker's team found and fixed the problem he
went on to avoid every accident in the main event and bring his
car home almost completely intact.
A brief lead by John Gaalswyk was ended when Tucker
made his move when the race was restarted on lap after then leader Zampa spun out in turn two.
"John [Gaalswyk] held his line on the first lap of the restart, but on the second lap, I was able to get by him on the outside and out-position him going into turn one," said Tucker