THOMPSON, Conn. — Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Icebreaker 150 did not start off how Max Zachem would have liked.
Instead of facing the right way on lap one, Zachem was facing the wrong way just after the field took the green flag. Being spun out on lap one of the prestigious Icebreaker was not how Zachem wanted to begin a quest for his first career NWMT victory.
However, with new crew chief Steve Lemay pointing the team in the right direction, Zachem settled in at the tail end of the field and started his run towards the front.
Some pit strategy and a quick LuMac’s Package Store No. 20 allowed Zachem to quickly work his way back into the top 15 and in the end, he ended up being a challenger for the win. The final restart of the race allowed Zachem to roll inside the top three and make a charge at Timmy Solomito for second — but he ran out of time.
However, a third place run for the Preston, Conn. driver was enough to place him third in the championship standings leaving the Icebreaker.
Hear from Zachem following his third place run by clicking the player below.
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Kyle Souza is a Journalism major at the Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. Souza is Race Chaser Online’s New England motorsports insider, covering everything from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to the NASCAR Whelen All American Series and the PASS North Super Late Models.
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