PERU, IN - Andrew Layser driver of the Hyper Racing number 35m would compete for the first time at Kutztown Pennsylvania's own Action Track USA on Sunday. A standing favorite for both Andrew and the Fauci Racing crew. A track some would say hosting some of PA's most competitive drivers. Last season, Layser's best finish would come in at P5 just before the end of their regular schedule.
With the season opener being rained out last week, Layser and the team were ready to put a top car on the track.
For the heat race Layser would start P6, taking only top 3 to the A-Main.
A great initial start by Andrew would set him up to dig for the front. By lap 4 the 35m was P3, and not settling. He would find P2 coming out of turn 4 and would hold position before the last lap in turn 4 where Andrew would succumb to another driver finding his left rear tire. This would end in a last place finish for the Fauci Racing team and force us into a D-Main. Starting P5 Andrew would take the lead by lap 2 in the D-Main. Leading the remainder of the race to the checkered. This would put us last (P12) in the C-Main. Taking only the top 2 from the C, Andrew would have 6 laps to find the front. He would get as high as P5, but miss the transfer spot by 3 positions.
Not the ending the team wanted, but as a whole, the Fauci Racing crew did an incredible job putting the right equipment and set up under Andrew so he could do his job.
Now, Indiana is in sight.
A race that has been anticipated for months. The first ever inaugural 600 Non-Wing World Championship race will be held at Circus City Speedway in Peru, Indiana. A 1/8 mile semi banked clay oval located just outside Kokomo, IN. A $10,000 to win event with over 95 registered cars all looking to accomplish the same goal. Layser's focus will be channeled to adaptiveness to new competition and a new track surface.
This also kicks off Andrew's 3 week Indiana race sent. Andrew and the Alex Bright Racing team will be running USAC's Indiana Midget week after the 600 World Championship show.
Layser is capable, and determinded to have a successful three week run in Indiana.
Open practice will begin Wednesday May 23rd for the 600 Non-Wing World Championship with qualifying races following the remainder of the week, and the A-Main will be ran on Saturday May 26th.