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HomeRace ReportsGus Dean; Win-Tron Racing recover from flat tire for top-10 finish at Iowa Speedway

Gus Dean; Win-Tron Racing recover from flat tire for top-10 finish at Iowa Speedway

Start Date: 08 July, 2017 - 12:00AM

Gus Dean, No. 32 GREE Cooling Products Toyota Camry

 

ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards

 

Iowa Speedway / Fans with Benefits 150

 

Box Score Report

 

Race No. 10 of 20

 

Stats:

 

Started: 11th  

 

Finished: 10th

 

Laps: 149 / 150  

 

Status: Running   

 

Quick Recap:

In his Iowa Speedway debut, ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards rookie Gus Dean overcame a last-race obstacle in this past Saturday night’s Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway.

 

After practicing 11th earlier in the afternoon, Dean qualified in the same position later that afternoon but felt confident that his No. 32 GREE Cooling Products Toyota Camry was capable of contending for the race win.

 

In his typical Gus Dean style, once the green flag flew, Dean went forward.

 

Quickly moving ahead, Dean found himself inside the top-10, then the top-eight, then fifth and approaching hallway, the Bluffton, S.C. native hustled his No. 32 GREE Toyota to third.

 

However, following a restart when new tires were in favor of old, Dean had to fight for his placement inside the top-10.

 

Maintaining a spot inside the top-10 with 50 laps remaining, a caution allowed Dean an opportunity to come to pit road for four fresh General Tires and fuel.

 

On the restart, Dean’s blue and white Toyota was hustling through the field and had settled back inside the top-five before a right front flat sent the 22-year-old to pit road, where crew chief Todd Myers called for a change of tires and a splash of fuel to get him to the checkered flag.

 

Losing two laps under green flag conditions, Dean resumed the race in 15th, but utilized the remainder of the race to gain a lap back and climbed five more spots to finish 10th, his eighth top-10 of 2017.

 

Driver Quote:

 

“I can’t thank Todd, Kevin (Cywinski, car owner) and the rest of the Win-Tron Racing team for bringing me another fast GREE Toyota.

 

“I over drove the car in qualifying and it cost us a better starting position. Once the green flag flew though, man our car was on a rail. I really thought we were going to have another top-five then we had a flat.

 

“It was intense near the end of the race, because I wanted to finish inside the top-10 and we did. Just bummed that we didn’t get any better than that. Ran out of time.

 

“We’ll put that bad luck behind us and focus on Lucas Oil Raceway here in the next couple of weeks.”

 

Event Notes:

  • Gus Dean finished 10th in the Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway in his ARCA Racing Series debut at the Newton, Iowa race track.

 

  • In 10 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards races this season Dean has logged four top-five and eight top-10 finishes, including a season-high second at Salem (Ind.) Speedway in April.

 

  • Dalton Sargeant won the Fans with Benefits 150 followed by Austin Theriault (second), Sheldon Creed (third), Michael Self (fourth) and Kyle Weatherman (fifth).

 

Next Race: Sioux Chief PowerPEX® 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway Park (LORP) on Fri, July. 21.

 

For more on Gus Dean, please visit his all new website at GusDean.com or like him on Facebook.  

 

Dean tweets too. Follow him on Twitter @GusDean.

 

To learn more about GREE Racing and their expansion into Motorsports, please hop on GREERacing.com or follow them on Twitter @GREE_Racing.

 

Follow Win-Tron Racing on Twitter @WinTronRacing, like on Facebook (WinTron Racing) or click on WinTronRacing.com.

 

About GREE:

 

In 1991, GREE set out to make the world a cooler place. To this end, we’ve become a global leader in air conditioners, developing some of the most advanced commercial and residential air conditioners in the world. Based in Zhuhai, China, GREE is now the world’s largest specialized air conditioner company integrating R&D, manufacturing, sales and service. It’s our mission to innovate and create new ways to help people live well and stay comfortable no matter where they live, work or play.

 

About Win-Tron Racing:

 

Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, Win-Tron Racing is a professional race team headquartered in "Race City USA." Owned by former racer Kevin Cywinski, the team will compete for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship in 2017 with driver Gus Dean in the No. 32 GREE Toyota Camry. The team will also field a second entry in the No. 33 Toyota Camry with Justin Fontaine and others. Learn more at WinTronRacing.com or on Twitter @WinTronRacing.

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