TIFFT GETS ANOTHER TOP 3, THIS TIME AT A ROAD COURSE
June 2, 2014
Matt Tifft and the Ken Schrader Racing, Federated Auto Parts, race team equaled their best result of the year Sunday in the Great Railing 150 ARCA Racing Series event at the New Jersey Motorsports Park Road Course with their second straight 3rd place finish.
Matt, who was competing in his second ARCA road course event, was very pleased with his finish. “I think we may have been able to get second, but there was no catching the 53 car today,” he said. “We were able to keep right there with the leaders until about half way when we had an engine issue. I think it was a valve spring, so we lost a lot of drive coming off of the corners. But Donnie (Richardson, crew chief) gave us a great car for the race and I am really happy with where we finished. This gives us a lot of momentum for the rest of the year. I think we are really starting to gel in our communication and as a team.”
NEXT EVENT: Next up will be the ARCA Pocono 200. It will be Matt’s first time at the “tricky triangle” track and by far the largest track he has competed on.