Drake Troutman enjoyed another spectacular weekend of racing action, earning four Top-5 finishes along the way.
The highlight of the weekend came on Saturday when Troutman parked his Smith Transport No. 7 RFI Resources/ MB Customs Modified in Victory Lane at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pa. It was Drake’s third overall win of the season and second straight at Roaring Knob.
“What a great weekend for my team,” Troutman commented. “I want to thank my hard-working crew, our great sponsors, and all the fans who support our program. We’re going to continue working hard to find speed.”
Drake Troutman invaded Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex on Saturday afternoon pulling double duty in his Late Model and Modified.
Jumping up one spot in his heat race in his Late Model, Troutman scored second-place finish behind Jared Miley. Receiving the pole position for the feature via the redraw, Drake took command of the lead early until coming across lapped traffic that slowed his momentum. Unable to sneak by for the win, Troutman crossed the line in third.
Suffering a flat right-rear tire while leading his heat race in his Modified, Drake transferred into the A-Main to start on the tail. Wheeling his way to the front, Troutman made a pass for the lead on the final lap to capture his third win of the season.
On Sunday afternoon at Bedford (Pa.) Speedway, Troutman improved one spot in the Late Model feature to place fifth behind Jeff Rine, Travis Stickley, Jeff Miller, and Tim Wilson.
Rolling off fifth in the Modified feature, Drake took advantage of a late-race tangle to register a runner-up finish behind Mike Altobelli Jr. with Evan Taylor, Mike Altobelli Sr., and Jerry Foster rounding out the Top-5.
Troutman now shifts his focus to another tripleheader weekend. Drake is scheduled to compete in Super Late Model action at Bedford Speedway on Friday, June 12 before traveling to Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex on Saturday. The team will return to Bedford Speedway on Sunday, June 14 to compete with the Mid Atlantic Modifieds.