The writing is on the wall and it’s only a matter of time until Ridgefield, Connecticut’s Scott Heckert records his first career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win. Heckert has proven consistently, while showing speed at nearly every race track all summer long, that the he will be driving the No. 34 Turner Scott Motorsports ride into victory lane very soon.
Heckert’s performance at Columbus Motor Speedway (OH) this past weekend was just another indication of that, as he sat on the pole for the second time this season and led 56 laps before finishing 10th.
“We wanted to go at our own pace and that was working out well for us,” said Heckert. “We know that having tires at the end of the race could be a winning move. So we were conserving and then we decided to make our charge towards the front. We had just taken the lead back when we got spun in turn four.”
Heckert got a tap from Cameron Hayley one of his Turner Scott Motorsports teammates that sent him spinning out of the lead. The frustration didn’t end there as Heckert would lose a lap under caution putting him way back in the standings. After the race the two teammates spoke about the incident and were able to clear things up.
“It was one of the most frustrating moments I’ve had in racing,” said Heckert. “We had a dominating car and a lot of people could see that, but we didn’t come away with the trophy. We know we can win races, but we just need to put it all together.”
Despite going a lap down, Heckert rebounded to put himself back on the lead lap and post another top-10 finish, doubling the his total from the 2013 season with several races still remaining on the schedule. Two of those remaining events are road course event, where Heckert posted both of his top-10 runs in 2013.
The next race for Heckert will be on Friday, August 1st when the NASCAR K&N Pro Series divisions meet up in Iowa. The East vs. West battle will take place at Iowa Speedway as Heckert looks to improve on the third-place finish that he recorded at the track during the month of May.