NASCAR-WCUP: Pressley Learns More About Road Course
12 August 1998
After struggling in qualifying at Sears Point (starting 36th the last to get in on speed), we made first day qualifying here in New York. We started in the 24th position and was a real morale booster for the team.
The first caution of the day was on lap eight as the 97 and 30 cars got together. Fatback the Jasper Engines and Transmissions Crew Chief radioed Robert and asked Hows the car Buddy? RP replied that the Jasper Transmission is really good.
The brakes began to heat up, as the race went on, and Robert could not drive the car as hard as he would have liked. As the radio conversations went on between driver, crew chief and car owners to try to decide what to do to correct the problem, the decision was clear try to conserve said car owner Mark Harrah. Try to conserve everything that we can fuel, tires and brakes.
Robert did just that and avoided trouble as well. The Jasper Engines Team took the checkered flag in the 29th position. The school bell rang with lessons learned and notes taken. The next trip to a road course could see Robert as the professor and not a student.