Heading into the 2016 Civil War Series season finale very much alive in the championship hunt, Mason Moore would come up just short of his goal but would still cap off a career year with the series with his second place finish in the final standings.
“It is a little disappointing to come up short of our goals, but it was a fun battle with Andy Forsberg all year,” Moore said. “Both of our teams were really good all year long, and I congratulate them on another title.”
Checking in at the Stockton Dirt Track just 16 points out of the top spot, Moore would open his night up by timing in ninth fastest in his qualifying flight.
On a tricky track during heat race action, the Princeton, CA driver pick up a fourth place finish and punch his ticket into the 30-lap Civil War Series season finale. With split qualifying being used on this night, Moore would find himself in the ninth row for the final feature event.
Following some brief track prep, things would come to life for one final time. With Forsberg in the third row, Moore knew things would have to his way to pull off the title but he was giving it all he had.
Though the track was narrow for most of the race, Moore was able to get a couple of spots in the early stages of the race. Running in 15th when the first caution flew, Moore would try to use the next two restarts to gain positions but he was unable to do so as he continued to run 15th.
Able to get another position before the race came to a close, Moore would end his night with a 14th place finish.
“Saturday night wasn’t how we hoped to end the Civil War season, but it is how it goes sometimes,” Moore added. “We still have another weekend to race, so we are hoping to have a good showing in AZ.”
Moore would like to thank Coors Light, Econo Lube and Tune, Geico Local Office, LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, K&N, Selover Paint and Body, Lucas Oil, ITC Service Group, Saureel, and Moore Insurance Services for their support.