Martinsville Truck Series Recap: Sam Mayer

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Start: 21st
Finish: 28th


– Mayer started 21st and used the first 50-lap stage to patiently work his way through the field. He was 15th when the stage ended and pitted for four tires, fuel and a track bar adjustment.

– Mayer restarted the second 50-lap stage in 14th place. He continued to work his way forward and during a caution when the leaders pitted, he opted to stay out and gain track position. This strategy put him in the lead on Lap 89 and he claimed his first stage win in the NGOTS.

– As the final 100-lap stage began, Mayer held his lead through several restarts He lost the lead on Lap 122 during another restart and shortly after that he was caught up in a multi-truck accident. His No. 21 Manpower Chevrolet had too much damage to complete the race, resulting in a 28th-place finish.

– Mayer led once for 33 laps, his first laps led in NGOTS competition.


“I’m disappointed in myself trying to get in a hole that wasn’t there. It was four-wide coming off turn two and I just misjudged it, I guess. I can’t thank Manpower and Chevrolet enough for helping me get out here and try to prove myself. We had some fun today leading some laps and winning a stage, so it wasn’t all bad. I just wish we could have had a good finish. We’ll be back at Phoenix in two weeks and hopefully have a better result there.”