John Wes Townley posted an 11th-place finish in the running of the SFP 200 at Kansas Speedway Friday night piloting the No. 5 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra.
Townley placed the Wauters Motorsports entry in the 11th-place position on the starting grid after making it to the third round of qualifying on the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway.
Townley had advanced the Zaxby's Tundra to the eighth-place position on lap 56 when the air came off the front spoiler causing the truck to spin in turn two, resulting in rear-end damage to the race truck.
Townley brought the truck down pit road for repairs several times under caution losing just one lap. The team worked diligently to fix the Wauters Motorsports entry, allowing Townley to receive the Lucky Dog on lap 69, advancing him back to the lead lap.
Despite the damage Townley was able to continue on in the 167-lap race to finish in the 11th-place position in the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway.
“It certainly wasn’t the finish we had hoped for,” John Wes Townley said. “But to finish 11th after having rear end damage early in the race is something to be said for how the pit crew and team worked together to help the Zaxby’s Tundra finish the race. The truck series is finally starting some back to back races, so hopefully we’ll be able to pick up a top-five finish in Charlotte next week.”
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