Harrison Burton and Wimmer Motorsports continued their successful 2018 campaign with a second-place finish at Concord Speedway on May 25th. This marks the duo’s seventh podium finish of the year and second straight since racing under the banner of Wimmer Motorsports.
“Overall I thought Concord went well,” said Chris Wimmer. “We had a fast car and were able to compete for the win. Of course, you always want to win, but we continue to prove we are a good team and can put forth race winning efforts each time we’re at the track.”
“Concord went well, we were fast right off the truck and had good speed throughout the race,” said Harrison Burton. “I just failed to execute.”
Burton set fast-time for the Pro All-Star Series (PASS) 125-lap event and with the invert rolled off from the eighth position. The Huntersville, NC driver worked his way through the field and took the lead after a restart just past lap 75. He held the lead past the lap 100 mark, when another caution flew.
On the final restart, Burton was unable to hold off a strong run by Matt Wallace. Wallace took the lead and Burton brought home a runner-up finish.
“We had the best car, but in PASS you lose lane selection and the ability to start the race, so that made it hard for us,” said Burton. “As the leader we were stuck on the bottom. However, the rules are the rules and I needed to do a better job as a driver and seal the deal.”
“Not having lane selection on the final restart was definitely a challenge as it is so tough to pass at Concord,” said Wimmer. “I thought Harrison did a great job throughout the race. He put us in a position to win and next time we’ll get it done as a team.”
Now Burton eyes the big money at the Champion Racing Association’s (CRA) Money in the Bank 150 at Berlin Raceway. After qualifying 24th in the event a year ago, Burton went on to bring home a third-place finish.
“I’m super pumped to head back to Berlin with more experience,” said Burton. “I felt like I struggled there off the truck and now going back I feel like we will have a better shot at winning the big money.”
“Berlin can be a tough track and there’s a lot of tough competition,” said Wimmer. “If we can be dialed in better at the start this year I definitely wouldn’t count us out for competing for the big check.”
The Money in the Bank 150 takes place on Monday, June 11th. Practice begins at noon with qualifying at 5:00pm and racing at 6:30pm.