Paul Maltese Overcomes Adversity for Sixth Straight Top-10 at Sunset

INNSFIL, Ontario — Despite suffering an incident in the first feature, Paul Maltese rebounded for a top-10 finish in the second 35-lap event.

Starting seventh in the first feature, he’d remain there through the early laps until he was challenged for the position by Ernie Fumerton. The battle would see Maltese pushed up to the outside groove on lap 10, where he’d unfortunately get loose, before slamming the outside wall just off turn four. The damage would be significant enough that he was unable to run anymore laps.

The No. 9 team immediately went to work in the pits, repairing the damage sustained to be ready for the next event. There were ready in time, with Maltese set to start the 35-lap affair from the tail of the field. He’d begin to make his way forward immediately, breaking into the top-10 with just 10 laps on the board. He would avoid an incident mid-race to move up two spots to eighth, where he was able to fend off any challenges through the second half en route to crossing the finish line in eighth.

The team will be looking for a good run at Sunset Speedway on Saturday, August 11 in the next night of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park Late Model competition. Maltese has finished in the top-10 the past six weeks.

Lajeunesse Motorsports is proud to be supported by Paragon Office Installation Services, Delmeade Construction Ltd., Ontario Acoustic Supply Inc., and Ontario Steel Sales Inc.

Be sure to join the team’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/111504045528057/ and follow Paul Maltese on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/paulmaltese28 to keep up with the latest information on the team.

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin / AM Marketing – ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com 

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