Story By: BOBBY CHALMERS / MAXON RACING – POWNAL, VT – It’s a work in progress. That’s what Rob Maxon and everyone in the Mulready Racing team are saying with their Friday night program at Albany-Saratoga Speedway.
This past weekend, the newly-formed team was finally able to get on the track at the ‘Great Race Place’ after Mother Nature had rained out every event so far this season. While Maxon was happy to get behind the wheel of the #15 machine, he realizes they have work to do.
“It felt good to run Friday at Malta, but we still have a lot to do with the car,” Maxon said. “We are still having carburetor problems with the car which was making it break up in corners. That played havoc on the handling of the car.”
The evening didn’t produce the finish that Maxon wanted for his maiden voyage with the team at Albany-Saratoga, but he was able to learn a lot about his car. After starting nearly shotgun on the field, Rob was working up through the field when he got into several jingles that hurt the performance of his car.
“We struggled all night, and in the feature, it was more of the same,” he said. “We were caught up in other people’s messes on multiple occasions. I guess that’s par for the course with starting as deep as we did, but we’ll rebound and come back stronger this week.”
Rob came home with at 25th place finish on the night, but that doesn’t show just how hard he and the Mulready team worked on Friday. Rob will get back at it this week at Albany-Saratoga on Friday night before heading to the Lebanon Valley Speedway with his own Dane’s Auto Parts #96 for the Andrew Sherman Memorial $2,000-to-win Sportsman event.