Rockingham Motor Speedway - 04/09/12
Tressler keeps on truckin'
Relssert Racing’s Neil Tressler, exited his second consecutive race weekend at Rockingham Motor Speedway in positive spirits as the Pickup Truck Racing Series visited the Northamptonshire circuit for rounds 18 & 19 of its 26-race calendar.
Warwickshire based Tressler, renowned for his competitiveness in the series for the last half-decade, including a highest championship finish of fourth position, completed the double header outside of the top ten but took away the positives as he fought tensely inside the top ten on the ultra competitive oval layout.
After qualifying in 11th and 12th position for rounds 18 & 19 respectively, Tressler, a Vice Champion in the Rockingham Championship in 2011, ran as high as eighth position in round 18, before being edged back to 11th at the chequered flag. The result did however boost his stance in the championship standings.
A hard fought round 19 saw Tressler prove to be just as competitive against his front-running championship counterparts, and by lap 22, Tressler found himself to be running as high as sixth position.
Due to the importance of carrying momentum in oval racing, an error from Tressler at turn two towards the end of the race saw the veteran drop back to 14th position, with just 1.8 seconds covering the first 14 drivers at the chequered flag.
“The racing was absolutely fantastic at Rockingham this weekend, probably some of the best racing that I have been involved in for a long time,” explained Tressler.
“Although we didn’t quite get the results that we had hoped for, we remained very competitive throughout the duration of the weekend and I think that I have set some good foundations to build upon.”
“We’re going to give the next round at Snetterton a miss, but will be returning to action at Pembrey with a new Ford engine, so I am confident that we can compete inside the top ten on a regular basis.”
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