STATESVILLE, NC (March 27, 2013) – - After a disappointing Pro All Star Series (PASS) season debut at Dillon Motor Speedway, John Gibson and his Gibson Motorsports team had been looking forward to turning things around this weekend at The Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway. Unfortunately, motor issues will keep them off the race track this weekend.
“It’s a shame we couldn’t run Hickory,” John said. “We always look forward to racing there since we consider it our home track. Unfortunately, the motor problems were worse than we had originally thought and we wouldn’t have been prepared enough to be competitive.”
Mechanical failures plagued their weekend at Dillon. A blown oil line in practice on Friday and a dropped valve during the race on Saturday left the team with a disappointing 27th place finish.
While Gibson Motorsports is unable to race this weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway, thanks to support from longtime marketing partner, MitiGator, they will be looking for redemption at Dillon Motor Speedway on April 6, 2013, this time racing in the CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series.
“Despite our results at Dillon earlier this month and the motor troubles, I’m confident about our team and car,” said John. “We have a great engine builder in Keith Dorton of Automotive Specialists. Repairs are being made to the PASS motor and we will be running a sealed Automotive Specialists engine in the X-1R series, so we should be in good shape with our #13 MitiGator Ford Fusion in the Pro Cup Series at Dillon next week.”
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