Future Looks Bright For Matt Tifft; Win-Tron Racing
MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (June 26, 2013) – – It appears that the future is looking brighter and brighter for Matt Tifft and Win-Tron Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, especially following last Saturday night’s race at Langley (Va.) Speedway.
After adapting to the track in practice, Mother Nature washed out qualifying, lining up the No. 89 DOC 360 Chevrolet Impala 17th for the running of the Visit Hampton VA 175.
However, during the race, Tifft sprung to life, wheeling his Mike Chaffee-prepared automobile to the front and found himself battling in the closing laps with Rev Racing’s Ryan Gifford for a place inside the top-five. The Hinckley, Ohio native though came up just a little short netting his career-best NASCAR K&N Pro Series East finish, sixth in just his sixth career-start.
The performance came on the heels of the team’s second top-10 finish of the year at Iowa Speedway earlier this month, where Chaffee, a veteran crew chief for Win-Tron Racing in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, took the lead role for the team’s freshman program in the NASCAR K&N division.
Whether the recent results have blossomed because of Chaffee’s expertise or Tifft’s quick adaption to the vehicles, the team has made it clear, they are pleased and excited with their direction.
“Langley was such a fun race with a great result for DOC 360 and Win-Tron Racing,” offered Tifft, who turns 17 on June 26. “I can’t begin to thank everyone on the team enough for their support and belief in me. It’s great to see that after a lot of hard work, the results are promising.”
With a two-week break ongoing, Tifft and his team are hard at it hoping that they can keep their momentum rolling at Columbus Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 13.
“We’ve been steadily showing that our team can be contenders in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East division and our Langley performance just put an exclamation point to the fact,” sounded Tifft. “This is a great team with still a lot to prove. The summer stretch is about to take off for us and I can honestly say, I feel we’re going to be one of the teams to watch.”
Nate Thiesse, co-car owner at Win-Tron Racing is immensely impressed with his rookie driver and is only expecting “The Buckeye Native” to further bloom into a rising star.
“I’m so proud of Matt,” said Thiesse. “He has really come into his own in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and I only expect him to mature as a driver the rest of the year. With a little luck, I know our first win is around the corner.”
The Visit Hampton VA 175 from Langley (Va.) Speedway will air on SPEED this Thursday, June 27 at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern).
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