April's Back-To-Back World of Outlaws Late Model Series
100-Lappers Weren't Good To Chub Frank


 
BEAR LAKE, PA – April 22, 2010
 
The veteran driver from Bear Lake, Pa., kicked off the big-race stretch with a disappointing 20th-place finish in the 'Illini 100' on April 10 at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway. One week later, on April 17, he managed only a 15th-place finish in the inaugural 'Commonwealth 100' at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Va. – although he did at least get off to an encouraging start.
 
While Frank struggled and was never a factor at the quarter-mile Farmer City oval – he started 12th after qualifying through a heat the previous night but missed the prime setup – he was actually the biggest mover-and-shaker during the early stages of the Commonwealth 100. Starting 24th after transferring through a B-Main, Frank was on the verge of cracking the top 10 one-third of the way into the event.
 
Unfortunately, the VMS half-mile began to take rubber shortly thereafter – and with that, Frank's charge was stalled. His Rocket Chassis Chevrolet Impala SS No. 1* lost its edge due to the conditions and Frank became one of the many drivers who fell to the race's extreme tire wear, popping a right-rear shoe on lap 91 while running eighth place and settling for 15th-place money after a quick pit stop.
 
"My car was good early. I was happy with it," Frank said of his Commonwealth 100 outing. "I knew it was gonna get loose, but when that rubber came in it got real loose. I knew it was gonna be bad when that track started getting faster.
 
"I actually started babying it to save the tires when I saw everybody else having problems, but the problem for me was, being so loose, I couldn't slow down enough not to slide the right-rear tire. That just wore my tire out."
 
Frank ended the two-race swing ranked ninth in the WoO LMS points standings, 130 points behind co-leaders Tim McCreadie and Josh Richards. He is off from WoO LMS action until a Southeastern doubleheader on April 30 at Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway and May 1 at Swainsboro (Ga.) Raceway, but he plans to compete this Friday night (April 23) in a weekly show at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., to shake down a new car.
 
For more information on Chub Frank, visit his completely redesigned Web site at www.chubfrank.com.
 
Chub Frank Racing receives support from many valued sponsors, including Corry Rubber, Lake Shore Paving, Hino Toyota, Crown Drilling, Sorbera Family Chiropractic, All-Star Performance, Slavic Corporation, Custom Race Engines, GW Performance, Integra Shocks and Hoosier Tire.


 

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