PETERSEN MEDIA- Bolting the 360ci power-plant back between the frame rails of the M&S Racing No. 27m machine, Cory Eliason picked up a hard fought seventh place finish on Saturday night with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster.
“We timed in well, and got in the dash, but it was a hard night to get in a rhythm, and the track was so fast all night,” Eliason said.
With 34 cars in the pit area on Saturday night, Eliason got off to a great start aboard his M&S Racing/Angius & Terry/FVP backed No. 27m entry as he timed in third fastest in time trials.
Lining up fourth in his heat, Eliason got into the third spot, and earned the transfer into the feature event as well as a trip to the dash, which sets the first four rows of the starting line up.
Pulling the six pill, Eliason slipped back to a seventh place finish on the lightening fast surface, putting himself in the fourth row of the feature event.
When the race got underway, Eliason got off to a very nice start as he quickly worked his way up into the fifth spot, as he chased after Colby Wiesz and Shane Golobic as he had Jonathan Allard nipping at his rear.
With cautions slowing the early going of the race, Eliason continued to run inside the top-five, until a long green flag run saw him try the cushion to gain ground, and it resulted in him falling back to the seventh spot when a lap 13 red flag waived.
The final half of the race saw Eliason hang onto the seventh spot, but he noted that he began expierincing some issues under the hood of his machine that saw him lose power exiting the corners as he tried to keep up with the top-five.
Holding solid in his spot, Eliason would take the checkered with a very hard fought seventh place finish.
“The feature started off really well,” Eliason said. “The track was pretty fast so the start, and restarts were key in gaining ground. We got into fifth and then we started losing power out of the corners, and we lost a few spots as the race wore on. Overall it was a good effort by our team, and it was a strong Top 10 for us.”
M&S Racing would like to thank Angius & Terry, FVP, M&S Racing Engines, Shell Shock Designs, Reitz Almond Harvesting, Empireworks Reconstruction and Painting, CEO Holdings LLC Executive Suites, and Eagle Motorsports for their continued support.
2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-12.
ON TAP: The M&S Racing team will now look over a few schedules before deciding where they will be in action next.
STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Cory by following him on Twitter @Cory_Eliason.
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