(Bill W) August 2, 2016 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team picked up their second National Sprint League win of the year, and their fifth in series’ history last Sunday night at the Hancock County Speedway near Britt, Iowa. It became the 65th track that the veteran has recorded a feature win. The win will provide some momentum this week, when the Altoona, Iowa driver pursues his fifth Knoxville 360 Nationals title. He will be aboard the same machine as last year, when he led wire to wire.
After qualifying third quick at Britt Sunday, TMAC finished fourth in his heat. The draw saw him land on the pole and lead all 20 laps. “To get our second NSL win of the year is really big,” he says. “It’s such a tough series with an amazing roster of drivers and cars. If you could clone Donny Schatz and put him there, it would be an Outlaw show. The fans are so lucky right now in the Midwest. We have some great drivers in this area now. When you’ve won, you know you’ve beaten some of the greatest drivers in the world.”
The $5,000 win comes at a good time. “We’ve been kind of struggling the last month or so,” says TMAC. “We won that Outlaw show at Knoxville, and that was huge. It seems since then, we’ve been struggling a bit. We did get the win a week ago Sunday at Badlands with the 360, but it’s been tough.”
A new car may have also made the difference for TMAC. “We brought our brand new Maxim this weekend, so that was big,” he says. “We feel like we have a good feel on the car, and I think we have the momentum headed in the right direction with the 360 Nationals this week and the 410 Nationals next week coming up.”
The equipment for the 360 Nationals will match his 2015 winning combination. “We have the same exact car and engine that we had last year,” says TMAC. “Don Long (of Searsboro Telephone Company) supplies our engine from Jaymie Moyle. Hopefully, the result is the same! We ran well last year, and it was kind of a Cinderella story the way we put it together. To be associated with Don Long is just awesome, and Jaymie Moyle builds an amazing engine. We’re pretty pumped for this week.”
Price Chopper Joins the Team as Well!
Price Chopper will partner with TMAC Motorsports #24 for the 360 Nationals this week and the #7x for next week’s Knoxville Nationals. They are also the title sponsor for Monday’s Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Terry and the team will be doing some car shows for the Des Moines area Price Chopper stores in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned!
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This Month in TMAC History!
Last year, TMAC became a four-time winner of the 360 Nationals. His other titles came in 1996, 2001 and 2009. In 2009, he bested Wayne Johnson and Billy Alley, leading from start to finish. He is second in all-time feature laps led with 92, and has made the finale twelve times (in 14 tries), with six top fives and seven top tens.
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