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SOLID TOP-10 FINISH FOR RODGERS IN POCONO RACEWAY RETURN

LONG POND, P.A. (July 30, 2018) – Will Rodgers was anxious to make his return to Pocono Raceway for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards ModSpace 150. Rodgers was making his only track return with the Ken Schrader Racing team at the ‘Tricky Triangle’ in 2018.
Through practice, the No. 52 Drydene Performance Products Ford struggled with tight conditions, making it difficult for Rodgers to make good time exiting the corners. Between practice and qualifying, the KSR crew took a big swing with adjustments to help the drivability of the racecar. Rodgers qualified in the twelfth-starting position.

“Back here in June, we surely did not get the finish we wanted for Drydene,” said Rodgers pre-race. “For me, Dave [Klinger], and everyone else, that just served as extra motivation for my team and me to work that much harder this time around.”

When the green flag dropped on the ModSpace 150, Rodgers’ No. 52 Drydene Performance Products Ford moved up to the eleventh position. Feeling the intensity throughout the 150-mile event, Rodgers saw his fair share of three-wide racing, including another car that contacted him in turn three before slamming the outside wall. Rodgers held his line during the incident, keeping the Ford straight as the caution came out.

After a lengthy clean-up for the accident, the green flag would drop with less than 15 laps to the halfway point. With rain drops approaching the area, the intensity level heightened for Rodgers as he drove up to the seventh position. The caution would wave on lap 31 for heavy rains, thus putting a halt on the ModSpace 150 ARCA Racing event at Pocono Raceway. With the race made official shortly after, Rodgers would end up with an eighth-place finish.

“You hate to see rain cut a race short, but I can’t complain about a top-ten finish at Drydene’s home track,” exclaimed Rodgers post-race. “We were definitely making some time during that last run, but you can’t change the weather. I’m thankful for a solid finish and truly appreciative of all the support Drydene has given me this weekend.”

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