LORP ARCA Recap: Carson Hocevar

(Photo: Jeremy Thompson)

Start: 4th
Finish: 9th

Notes:

– Carson Hocevar started fourth in the KBR Development #28 Chevrolet SS. Hocevar would run fourth through the first portion of the race.

– Caution at lap 53 would bring Hocevar to pit road for right side tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment. After restarting fifth, Hocevar would climb back to fourth on the restart.

– Caution just prior to halfway would shakeup the field. Team owner and crew chief Mike Bursley made the call for four tires and fuel at lap 103, with rain closing in on the Brownsburg, Indiana speedway.

– Hocevar would restart deep in the field after being one of only two cars to stop for tires. Carson drove all the way back up to third by lap 141. A caution while rapidly chasing down the leaders would negate the advantage 145 of 200 laps into the event.

– Hocevar would scrap for everything he could on the restart, ultimately falling to ninth before a caution for rain on lap 161. The race was called official with sustained rain over the speedway after 167 laps.

Quote:

“Indy was really disappointing. We didn’t quite have the speed to compete with the top three, so our KBR team made an aggressive pit call with rain in the area. The pit call to take four tires was right on, as we drove the GMPartsNow.com, Scott’s Coins Chevrolet to second and was the fastest car, likely to take the lead. Unfortunately, a caution cost us the tire advantage, and a few laps later after the restart rain came and ended the race. I am very thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given this year, and hopefully we can get the bad luck string done and over with sooner than later.”