From ThorSport Racing PR:
Ben Rhodes, No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Toyota Tundra
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
NCWTS 250 – Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
Race No. 15 of 23
Laps Led: 0
2016 Driver Points: 12th
2016 Owner Points: 13th
Ben Rhodes Race Recap:
Ben Rhodes, driver of the No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Toyota Tundra, made his track debut in Sunday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Starting from the rear of the 32-truck field, due to changing brakes following qualifying, Rhodes was involved in a lap 9 accident in Turn 8 that took him out of the race for the remainder of the 66-lap event. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender was credited with a 30th-place finish behind race winner, John Hunter Nemechek.
“We are just looking forward to Chicago at this point. This was a tough race for us, and a disappointing day. We had to start at the tail for brake problems, and we changed out the master cylinder. Our brakes started acting up a little bit during the race, and I’m not sure if we didn’t cure the underlying problem, but the transmission also stuck in gear. We’ll go back to the shop and diagnose what really happened, and get ready for Chicago.”
News & Notes:
- The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) had two practice sessions on Saturday in preparation for Sunday’s event at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Ben Rhodes was 15th, and 17th, respectively, in both sessions.
- The ThorSport Racing driver qualified 10th for the 4th Annual event at CTMP, but following qualifying, the No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions team changed the brakes, forcing the rookie driver to start in the rear of the field.
- Making his track debut at CTMP in the NCWTS, Rhodes started from the rear of the 32-truck field, and was credited with a 30th-place finish when an accident on lap six took the Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender out for the remainder of the event.
- In 15 starts in 2016, Rhodes has led 55 laps en route to two top-five, and five top-10 finishes.
- In 19 career NCWTS starts, Rhodes has one pole (Martinsville), and has led 55 laps en route to three top-five, and eight top-10 finishes.
- Rhodes’ ThorSport Racing teammates finished fourth (Crafton), ninth (Hayley), and 27th (Abreu).
- Up Next: The American Ethanol E15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday, September 16, 2016.
About Alpha Energy Solutions:
Alpha Energy Solutions is a commercial and industrial service provider specializing in building automation, indoor energy solutions, chillers, boilers, electrical, equipment rental, food equipment service, piping, plumbing, sheet metal, refrigeration, insulation, and part sales. With more than 200 service personnel, Alpha is one of the largest self-performing service providers. Alpha’s highly skilled technicians operate quickly and efficiently in all areas of system maintenance and management. As members of the community they serve, Alpha’s associates are committed to job quality and customer satisfaction. To learn more, visit www.alphamechanicalservice.com
About ThorSport Racing:
ThorSport Racing, based in a state-of-the-art 100,000-square-foot facility in Sandusky, Ohio, is the longest-tenured NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. ThorSport Racing, which has competed in the NCWTS since 1996, will run the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra driven by two-time NCWTS drivers’ champion Matt Crafton, the No. 13 Cabinets by Hayley Toyota Tundra driven by Cameron Hayley, the No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Toyota Tundra driven by Ben Rhodes, and the No. 98 Safelite/CURB Records Toyota Tundra driven by Rico Abreu in 2016. To learn more visit www.ThorSport.com
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