Nick Campbell Podiums at Glen Helen
4Wheel Parts Ultra4 Grand Prix
Glen Helen Raceway
July 20-21, 2012
Gilbert, AZ (July 23, 2012)-Campbell Racing’s Nick Campbell set out to podium and qualify for the 2013 King of the Hammers and that is exactly what he did. Heading out on the track for qualifying Nick was looking for that consistent lap time that would put him in the top qualifying order. Making some shock adjustments to the car and going back out on the track he had a qualifying lap time of 6:29.66 that put him in 12th starting position.
The 4Wheel Parts Gran Prix started at 7:00pm and each driver would leave the line at 5 second intervals. Pit strategy played an important part of this race because it was a 2.5 hour / run as many laps as you can race. Crews had to figure fuel mileage and pay attention to yellow flags and red flags. Moving up and making passes Nick rolled while going through the motorcross track as he was trying to get past a lap car, course workers were able to right him and he continued on. After 3 more laps he tried to move a car out of the way and knocked his winch controller box off the front of the car which started shorting out, he had to pit to save the electronics and battery. With 30 minutes left in the race and sitting in 3rd he drove into a corner and caught the front tire of another car and landed on his side causing a small fire. Requiring some assistance he was able to get the car on its wheels. With a bent light bar and not much time Nick needed to get to the front in a hurry. Although he had to overcome a few obstacles Nick kept the car together, completed 22 laps, placed 3rd and secured a spot for the 2013 King of the Hammers.
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