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Path to the Podium-- Episode 3 presented by Midland Radio
Cam Reimers Motorsports Satisfied With Roller Coaster Weekend Opener
BY Coty Mallicoat-- P1 Promotions
GETTYSBURG, PA (April 9, 2014) The SSI Decals/ TiLube/ Makson two truck team of Cam Reimers and Ian Harris set out on their maiden voyage in 2014. The guys made their first stop out west in Primm, NV ready to take on the stout field of Pro Lites. 27 Pro Lite trucks showed up in Primm and were the highest count out of the 3 classes during the weekend. Reimers and Harris both did some testing prior to the race weekend and were able to get some solid laps laid down. For Harris, this was his first time in a Pro Lite as he made the transition from quad racing. Needless to say, he got his first tip-over out of the way early.
"I started to get comfortable and drive a little harder and harder, I took it into the corner and felt the front tire hit a rut and next thing I knew I was upside down," said Harris.
Despite the uprooting of the 22 truck the team was able to move forward and go on to qualifying where Reimers turned a time that put him 12th quick on thegrid with Harris starting 22nd on the field for Saturday's race.
"Cam was about 1.4 seconds back and Ian got in some good laps, he was getting better every time he was in the truck, we were going to be pretty good for the weekend I felt," said crew member Garrett "Dusty" Anderson.
The race on Saturday was fairly caution filled early on where Reimers was being patient and dodging wrecks. Harris was working his way through the field and had made his way up to 15th and Reimers had worked his way to 11th at the mandatory cautiondespite losing a couple spots early on. After the race went back green Reimers was battling back and forth for the 10th position and with 2 laps left he had made a pass for 9th and had really poured it on the last lap advancing one more place to 8th. Reimers was able to get up on the wheel and put together 3 solid laps at the end where he clicked off a few spots to make it to that 8th position. Harris had worked his way up to 13th and fell to 15th when the checkers flew.
"I was happy with an 8th place finish Saturday. We were in a new truck and I am not a huge fan of the Primm track so I probably wasn't the most confident in myself but I regrouped and was able to pick off a couple guys there at the end to
come home with top ten, so we'll take it," said Reimers. Harris got his first full race in and felt good about his performance.
"I had to get used to racing
hard with guys all around me. That was a new feeling, especially not being able to lean and control the truck. I really had no issue hitting the jumps; it was more of finding the right entrance of the corner to come out in the right place. I felt like I learned a lot and can use that information to take to Charlotte."
The second day proved to be a little bit of a disappointment for the SSI Decals/ TiLube/ Makson team. They rolled off 8th and 15th on the grid and at the green flag Reimers jumped up to 5th place and was battling hard with some real heavy hitters such as Bradley Morris and 2012 champion Brad Lovell. Reimers and the truck really came to life the 2nd day early on and had a shot at a legitimate top 5 finish with such a heavily stacked field. Unfortunately the truck's transmission had issues and Reimers was forced to pull off before the mandatory caution. Harris once again made all his laps and got his ever-valuable seat time and ended up 18th on Sunday.
"I am really confident going into Charlotte, we were really fast that second day and I was stoked to be in the top 5 racing with those guys, unfortunately we had that mechanical failure but I am sure we will be able to bounce back just fine," said Reimers.
Reimers and Harris roll on to the next race in Charlotte, NC April 25-26. Reimers is 11th in points with Harris currently 22nd.
We would like to take the time to thank our supporters for the 2014 season: SSI Decals, TiLube, Makson, Radar Tires, 141 Speedway, RCI Safety, K&N filters, Fiberwerx, K1 RaceGear, Rockwell Watches, Team Associated, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Method Race Wheels, Fox Shox, Momo USA, Powerlift Race Products, Zamp Helmets, Mongoose Fabrication, P1 Promotions