On Friday night Drake Troutman visited Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex (Markleysburg, Pa.) competing in the Modified ranks for the UMP special. Earning the sixth-starting position for the A-Main via preliminary events, Troutman was up to second and challenging for the lead when mechanical issues brought an immediate end to his night. (Zachary Yost Racing Photography)
The following night at Greater Cumberland Raceway (Cumberland, Md.) for the Ultimate Northeast Series-sanctioned Summer Sizzler 30, Drake was running in second in his heat when he blew a right-rear tire. Starting the $3,500-to-win A-Main in 14th, Troutman marched forward seven spots in the 30-lapper to place seventh.