Written by Krystle Graber Tuesday, 12 August 2014 16:01
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Kaukauna, WI (August 9, 2014)  After a four-week break, the Eilen & Sons Motorsports Team loaded up the 77 machine and headed for Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna, WI for the ARCA Midwest Tour Calypso Lemonade 100 lap event.

Practice started off great for Eilen and the team (although missing Crew Chief, Chad Wood, to illness) was pumped for qualifying. Unfortunately, the car “bottomed-out” while in turns one and two on both qualifying laps leaving Eilen with a thirteenth place qualifying time.

Eilen didn’t let the qualifying time get him down. He was determined to come back and show everyone he was a match for contention.  As he worked his way toward the front he kept his eyes to the front and hoped for a top-five finish.  With a lot of hard work, and some great restarts, Eilen finished the race in third.  “This is a great finish for us tonight.  I was pretty bummed about qualifying after having such good practice times, but it happens.” Stated Eilen after the race.

There isn’t much break for the 77 team as they will travel on Friday, August 15th to Norway, Michigan for the Norway 100 at Norway Speedway. Qualifying begins at 5pm for those of you making the trip up!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 16:04