No. 61 IT Coalition Ford Mustang

 

Start: 14th

Stage 1 End: 10th

Stage 2 End: 7th

Finish: 8th

Status: Running

Laps Completed: 55/55

 

 

  • Kaz Grala returned to the site of FURY Race Cars’ first race as an organization, earning his second top-10 finish at the racetrack, bettering the team’s debut run (10th) by two positions

  • The IT Coalition Mustang was in the top 10 for every checkered flag of the race (Stage 1 conclusion, Stage 2 conclusion and the race conclusion)

  • Grala made a total of 33 green-flag passes over the course of the race and advanced a combined total of 26 positions between the start and end of each stage

  • Grala, whose Ford Mustang was strongest on long runs, advanced from 20th to eighth in the final 21 laps of the race

  • After 11 races, the No. 61 has run in the top 10 at least once in every event, with the exception of Chicagoland Speedway, where an electrical issue took Grala out of the race on lap one

 

“It was a heck of a day here at the ROVAL. We brought home an eighth-place finish, surrounded by some great company in the top 10. I was tight in the center and lacking lateral grip during the first two stages, but the handling really came to me towards the end; we clearly had a long-run car. Today was probably one of our stronger days as a team. I am really, really proud of FURY Race Cars and what we’ve done this year. We earned a top 10 when we made our debut as a team at this track, and it meant a lot to come full circle and earn another here. I hope this isn’t our last race of 2018, but it wouldn’t be a bad note to end the season on.”