Team BCR Rookie Driver Justin Allison Earns Top-5 Finish at Tricky Triangle
(Long Pond, PA – June 8, 2014) What seemed like an exciting career best finish was disappointing for the rookie who had some of the fastest lap times throughout the weekend. Justin Allison, who had never even seen Pocono Raceway in person, made his debut on Saturday, where he earned a 5th place finish with Team BCR.
Driving the No. 88 HaVACo Ford Fusion, Allison posted the fastest lap time in Wednesday’s afternoon testing session.
“It was just a matter of me getting comfortable with the car,” says Allison. “Our car was good the first day of testing, even on old tires. All I needed after that was just to get comfortable with the track and the car. The track is so much different from any other track because it’s so difficult to stay in the same rhythm every lap.”
Allison qualified the No. 88 HaVACo Ford in 3rd and found his way right behind the #22 car up until lap 27, when he finally made his way around and up into the 2nd position. The No. 88 powered by RoushYates Engines was posting faster lap times than the leader but lost the track position to compete for the lead early in the race.
Team BCR brought Allison in twice during the Pocono ARCA 200, with the first stop being a fuel-only stop and the second for a change of Hoosier tires, Sunoco fuel and adjustments. When Allison tried to exit the second stop, he found himself caught in the fourth gear. This made the restarts incredibly difficult and Allison would slowly back drop to 10th but managed to gain track position in the last ten laps to earn a career best top-5 finish.
Allison said, “I’m a little disappointed considering we should have won this in the No. 88 HaVACo Ford. Howard Bixman and Team BCR put together one of the best cars in the field, but we just had a gear issue. I learned a lot at Pocono and even got to lead a few laps of the race. I’m looking forward to coming back in August in order to compete for a win. I can’t thank HaVACoSales.com for their support this year.”
Howard Bixman, Team Manager and Crew Chief said, “Justin impressed me with how fast he adopted to this difficult track. He is one of the most talented young drivers in this series. If we wouldn’t have had the problem at the end, I think we could have definitely had a win from him. All in all, we had a great weekend topping the leader board during testing, a strong 3rd place qualifying effort and the highest finishing rookie of the race. I’m sure Justin will take this confidence and momentum into next weekend’s Michigan race.”
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