April 22, 2017 Crazy First Lap Mixes Things Up for NWR
Birmingham, Ala. – Today’s Round 4 of the Mazda USF2000 Grand Prix of Alabama Presented by Cooper Tires at Barber Motorsports Park got off to a pretty bad start for Newman Wachs Racing. On the very first lap, six cars, including Andre Castro’s #37 machine were involved in an incident in Turn 3. That ended Castro’s day, as he suffered suspension damage.
Just a few seconds later, Dakota Dickerson got caught up in a three-car tangle at Turn 5, and fell back to 18th place, as the full-course yellow was brought out. Dickerson was patient, and on the re-start, with fourteen minutes left in the race, he fought his way back up to the very end and earned a 10th place finish for the Newman Wachs Racing team. Dickerson was quoted as being “the best recovery drive of the day” .