The Jeffer Finishes 6th in the NDRL Super Series Event #2 at Thunder Mountain!

Jeff Heotzler at Thunder Mountain enroute to a 6th place finish!

Sometimes, luck does fall The Jeffer’s way. With over 70 modifieds racing for only 30 starting spots in the 50 lap ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ feature event, it helps to have a good starting spot in the heat race.

The Jeffer walked through the gate at Thunder Mountain, a track where he’s never been, and drew #5 out of 100, which ultimately lined him up on the pole of heat #5.

The Jeffer then took care of business and won his heat in the Schrufer #2a, sending him to the redraw.

His luck ran seemed to reverse a bit during the redraw as The Jeffer redrew the 10th starting spot but nonetheless, a decent position to be in at the drop of the green.

The Jeffer battled early to stay in the top 10, falling back to 12th at one point after getting hung out of the outside on a couple of early double-file restarts. As the laps ticked on, The Jeffer picked up the pace, and used a great move in turns 1 and 2 to pick off 4 cars to climb into the 6th position.

The 2a would stay solidly in 6th until the checkered flag dropped, more importantly scoring another strong effort to pair with the 5th place finish earlier in the spring at the NDRL Super Series Race #1 at Orange County. The Jeffer now sits 3rd in points in the Super Series with 4 events to go, as the top drivers in the Northeast battle for the $10,000+ top prize.

The Jeffer will be back in action aboard to 2a at the Accord Speedway on Friday and also in the Roberts’ Racing 14H big block at the Bridgeport Speedway on Sunday for the 2nd leg of the Poker Series.

 

 

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