South Boston K&N Recap: Sam Mayer

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– Mayer started the first 100-lap race in sixth place and wasted no time moving up through the field. He was third by halfway at lap 50 and took the lead on lap 79. A late-race caution sent the race into NASCAR overtime. On the final restart, Mayer got the lead, but Tanner Gray pushed Mayer off the bottom in turn three and took the lead leaving Mayer in second place after leading 24 laps.

– Mayer started third for the second 100-lap race. Only a few laps into the race he was run up into the wall, which cut the right-front tire on his Chevy Accessories Chevrolet, forcing him to pit under green and lose eight laps. Rain at lap 20 postponed the remaining 80 laps until Sunday afternoon. Mayer was unable to stay for the next day due to a prior commitment, so Kyle Benjamin took the wheel once the race finally resumed. Mayer earned the driver points for starting the race.


“Yesterday was such a rough one. We got dumped multiple times in the first race and wrecked in the first part of the second race. Then I had other commitments, so I couldn’t stay to run the rest of the second race on Sunday. Thanks to Kyle Benjamin for finishing the race for me. Mardy (Lindley, crew chief) and the GMS guys gave me a fast Chevrolet. It’s disappointing to have such a good car, but not have the results to show it. We’ll come back strong in two weeks at the ARCA race in Toledo.”