Scott Heckert picked up his third top-five finish of the season with a fifth-place result in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Autolite Iridium 150 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.
Heckert started seventh and had a solid run in the top 10 all night. With 10 laps to go, he was able to muscle his way up to a fifth place finish.
“Not bad, we are pretty happy with it. We are looking for wins here, so a little disappointed maybe,” Heckert said after the race. “The final restart, we started on the bottom and we think we had a car to race for the win if we started on the top.
“We had to race to get to the top and lost a few positions that way. The power was really good and the crew did an awesome job with the adjustments at the halfway break, which really helped us out. We are pretty happy with it. This gives us some momentum going into Watkins Glen on Friday.”
Heckert is eager to get back to road course racing, as his racing background comes from the making right and left turns. Growing up, racing at Watkins Glen had always been a dream.
“I am really excited about it,” Heckert exclaimed. “It has sort of been a childhood dream since I was a kid to race at Watkins Glen in anything really. And now, to get a chance in a stock car is a dream come true. It would mean a lot for me to win there.”
The Bully Hill Vineyards 125 is scheduled for this Friday, August 8th at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 6:15pm EDT.