POWNAL, VT – After two races within a three day span at the Lebanon Valley Speedway, Rob Maxon came away with a pair of top 10 finishes and now sits sixth in the track point standings.
Thursday night was Mr. Crate Track USA on the Valley’s high banks. After an early race issue, Maxon worked his way back through the 34-car starting field and brought the Dane’s Auto Parts machine home in ninth.
“Thursday was definitely a trying night for us,” he said. “We ran well in our heat race and redrew eighth. The car was good right off the start in the feature, but when I was racing with Chris Lynch for fourth, we bumped side-to-side. Someone tagged me in the left rear and I spun.”
That didn’t deter Maxon, who restarted 30th and charged back through the field.
“The car was still pretty good and with help from restarts, we got back to ninth,” he said. “We needed a few more cautions as we just flat out ran out of time. I think we had a top three car. I’m not sure if we had anything for (Jeff) Watson or (Michael) Sabia, but I’m still extremely happy with the night even if the finish don’t show it.”
The team then worked hard on Friday to get their car ready for battle Saturday night, once again at the Valley. This time, Maxon was able to finish tenth.
“Saturday night was good, but we missed the set up bad,” Maxon said. “We thought the track was going to be slicker than it was. The car was real tight at the apex of the corners but was loose getting in. That really killed any drive off the corner for us, but it was still a good run.”
Sunday night was suppose to be a run at the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, but Mother Nature had other ideas.
“I had Friday off, just in case something happened and so we could work on the car for Saturday,” he said. I was kind of glad the Ridge rained out. We were all definitely tired.”
This weekend will be a busy one for the Maxon Racing as they will be at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway Friday night for the Northeast Crate Nationals, followed by the season finale at the Lebanon Valley Speedway on Saturday and the Fall Championships at Glen Ridge on Sunday.