Stafford Springs, CT — While Ryan Posocco locked up his fifth career Late Model track championship this past Sunday at Stafford Motor Speedway, it was not without some close calls during the final race of the season as Posocco tried to keep pace with Woody Pitkat. First Posocco had to dodge several incidents that happened directly in front of him and then he had to contend with a car that wasn’t quite coming up to speed on restarts.
“There wasn’t much anxiety leading up to the race, we knew what we had to do,” said Posocco. “It was crazy out there [the last race.] Woody got buy us pretty quick at the start of the race and then I just tried to follow him through. I knew that if I could stay on his bumper that we were good for the championship. There was nothing today, they preached in the driver’s meeting to respect [the championship contenders], but those guys are here to win the race too, so you have to respect that. A couple of guys ran me pretty clean and a couple of guys not so much. We were off all day on the restarts, we just couldn’t get going, and it showed on that last restart how bad we were. Corey [Hutchings] was able to get down but luckily he drifted up the track a bit and I stuck my nose in there. We still don’t know why we were so bad on the restarts.”
At the beginning of the year, it looked like 2010 was going to be anything but a championship year for Posocco and the Kretschman team. They rallied to a 9th place finish in the season opening CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler after hitting the turn 2 wall, but they struggled for much of the first month before getting their first win of the season in June.
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