Steele’s first hurdle was to make the field by getting a starting spot. He qualified 4th in his group, started 4th in his heat race and finished 3rd in the heat race to get that starting spot.
Steele equips his 2004 GM GRT 260 horsepower engine with K&N products. “I prove over and over again that a bigger engine does not always mean a faster engine,” he said. “I tell other racers about K&N because I run in front of them week after week. My engine cranks out an additional 71/4 horsepower in dyno tests.” In the Fastrak Series drivers can use 360 or 400 horsepower engines.
In the main event, Steele missed a pile up in turn four before one lap was complete. On the restart, the Rock Hill, South Carolina resident took an easy pace for the 100 lap race. Around lap 14, Steele tried to get around outside pole sitter Brandon Haley. Unfortunately, Haley ended up sideways in front of Steel.
“I hit him in the left front wheel and straightened him out on the track,” said Steele. “I wasn’t that lucky. I was spun around and was hit head-on. That ended the race for me.”
The Chris Steele Racing Team returns to Lavonia Speedway in Georgia for the next Fastrack Series race.
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