Chub’s Three-Week Southern Trip Ends At The Circle K Colossal 100

BEAR LAKE, PA – Chub Frank’s three-week-long racing trip across the south ended quietly with an early exit from the fourth annual Circle K Colossal 100 on Sunday afternoon at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

The 47-year-old star from Bear Lake, Pa., was credited with a 24th-place finish in the World of O utlaws Late Model Series event, completing 56 laps. He was running just outside the top 10 when he retired because the air cleaner stud broke on his Corry Rubber/Lake Shore Paving/Hino Toyota/All-Star Performance/Corry Laser/Slavic Corporation/Custom Race Engines/GW Performance Chevrolet Impala SS Rocket Chassis No. 1*.

“The stud broke as I was coming off turn two,” said Chub, who started 25th after winning the day’s first B-Main. “The air cleaner flew off and that was it. I think I could’ve gotten a top-10 at least out of it, but I don’t know.”

Chub had managed to battle forward on the four-tenths-mile oval, but passing wasn’t easy on a surface that was dried out by bright sun and strong winds.

“If I hit it just right the car was pretty good,” said Chub. “The problem was, passing was tough. If you got in the wrong lane you’d lose six or seven spots like I did on one restart after I had started gaining on it.

“All in all, the track wasn’t bad for an afternoon show. (Darrell) Lanigan showed you could race on it (by coming from the rear of the field to finish second to Earl Pearson Jr.).”

The Colossal 100 was condensed to a one-day program on Sunday after wet weather forced Lowe’s Motor Speedway officials to abandon the scheduled two days of action scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

Immediately following the event Chub headed home to Pennsylvania for the first time since he departed his shop prior to the WoO LMS program scheduled for March 12-13 at Deep South Speedway in Loxley, Ala. Still tied with Rick Eckert for seventh in the WoO LMS points standings because Sunday’s race offered only tour show-up points, he’ll try to improve his position when the series returns to action this weekend (April 3-4) to contest the $20,000-to-win ‘Illini 100’ at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway


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