Top-Five Finish For Mohegan Sun Racing At South Boston
South Boston, VA (April 5, 2010): Matt Kobyluck put himself and the Mohegan Sun race team back on the radar with a fifth place finish Saturday afternoon in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East South Boston 150. Kobyluck, who finished 15th the previous week at Greenville, was content with the strong finish and now sits eighth in the points two races into a ten-race schedule.
Kobyluck started the race from the fourth spot after posting a qualifying speed of 89.341 mph (16.118 seconds) in time trials. The Waterford, Conn. driver remained in fourth through the first 30 laps of the race, but used a restart to get by Ryan Truex on lap 32 for third. The Mohegan Sun Casino Chevrolet dropped back to sixth by lap 52, but regained a spot on lap 95 to take over fifth.
“We had a fifth place car today,” said Kobyluck, who won the K&N Pro Series East debut at South Boston in 2007. “But I’ll take it. Things can get pretty rough here on a track like this with beating and banging, but we came out of today with a car in one piece and a finish a lot better than last week. We’re headed in the right direction.”
To date, Kobyluck has 170 starts in the K&N Pro Series East with 16 wins and 92 top-10s. His last win was at Lime Rock Park during his 2008 championship season. The team hopes to end that streak this season. With tracks like Iowa Speedway, Martinsville, and New Hampshire Motor Speedway on the horizon, Kobyluck, who is fifth on the all-time winner’s list, is optimistic to get back into victory lane.
“We just have to stay out of trouble and be there at the end,” he said. “That’s the mentality that we go with at every track. Sometimes, like this week, you have a top-five car and sometimes you have a winning car. I have some of the best guys in the business behind me. We all want a win badly. That’s what we race for.”
The K&N Pro Series East is off for seven weeks and returns to action at Iowa Speedway on May 23 for the East-West Series challenge.
For more information on Matt Kobyluck, the Mohegan Sun race team, or Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, visit www.mattkobyluck.com.