Gear Failure Costs Andrews An Attica Title

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Gear Failure Costs
Chris Andrews (25) nearly won this year's Attica Raceway Park track championship. (Dan McFarland photo)

QUINCY, Mich. – Chris Andrews nearly scored the Attica Raceway Park track title during his first year of driving the Mackey Motorsports 410 winged sprint car.

Unfortunately, a broken rear-end gear with three laps to go in the championship feature on Aug. 23 cost him the championship at the oval in Attica, Ohio.

“That was very heartbreaking,” Andrews said. “We went into championship night with confidence and it started so well with fast time, we won our heat from fourth and we went from sixth to second right away in the feature. I was saving something for the end and then I felt something and quickly pulled it out of gear.

“It happens, but we had a shot at the win and the championship.”

Andrews said he is talking with another team to possibly run a handful of shows this year.

“We ran great all year,” he said. “We didn’t tear anything up. Heck, we finished with the same top wing and front wing. We will go after it again in 2020 with the Mackey’s and hopefully race a little more so I can get better.

“At the start of the year I didn’t even know what I was going to race,” Andrews continued. “I got hooked up with the Mackey team and we were fast every night. We were right there every time we unloaded. Even though we didn’t get the Attica championship we tried our damnedest all season at every race.

“I can’t thank Ken and Duane enough for giving me the opportunity to win races.”

Andrews, a two-time Attica Raceway Park champion, finished third in the track’s 2019 standings, 50 points behind track titlist D.J. Foos.

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