• This was Kaz Grala’s first visit to Mid-Ohio in any car or series
  • Grala started the race 19th and finished Stage 1 in sixth, gaining 13 positions and scoring five stage points
  • The first pit stop included fuel, tires, track-bar and air-pressure adjustments and fixes to Kaz's radio and air hose
  • Grala started the second stage in 31st, gaining 16 positions in 15 laps to finish the stage in 15th
  • The second pit stop included four tires, fuel and additional air-pressure and track-bar adjustments
  • Grala started the third stage in 22nd and gained 13 positions, driving up to 9th when a caution came out on Lap 61
  • On the third and final pit stop, Grala came in for tires and fuel only; upon on exiting the pit box, the No. 61 was blocked into his box by the car in front of him
  • On Lap 65, Grala restarted the race in 20th place and raced up to 14th on Lap 72, when he was hit from behind by another competitor dropped to 29th
  • In the last three laps, Grala was able to catch up to the back of the field and pass two cars to finish 27th
  • In total, Grala gained 44 positions in 57 laps of green flag competition

 

I had a good run going today; we made strides on our handling all day and our DMB Financial team got the car dialed in just in time for Stage 3. I drove up to ninth by 14 to go, but I couldn’t catch a break from there and ended up getting taken out with just a few laps to go. This wasn’t the day we were hoping for, but I’m confident we can bring what we learned today with us to Road America for redemption.”