Ryan Heavner Makes Long-Anticipated Return To ARCA Series, Finishes 26th At Iowa Speedway
Heavner Returns From Iowa Speedway
(Newton, Iowa) Since the day Ryan Heavner made his 2011 ARCA Racing Series debut at Toledo Speedway, the Wes Gonder Racing driver has longed for the day he could make a second appearance. On Saturday night at Iowa Speedway Heavner got his chance, finishing 26th in the Prairie Meadows 150.
The evening started out promising for Heavner and Crew Chief Wes Gonder, as the No. 7 Viking Steel Services Chevrolet qualified 18th. Armed with a solid starting position and much anticipation, the No, 7 team seemed primed for a great evening of racing.
Once the Iowa Speedway Prairie Meadows 150 got started, however, Heavner and Gonder were tasked with repairing a mechanical issue the cost them multiple laps to the leaders. “After a good start, we faced with a mechanical problem the we were able to fix, but that set us back,” said Gonder.
Once the issue was repaired, Heavner was able to log the remaining laps and finish in a respectable 26th, considering the problems the race presented. “We were just glad to log laps and finish the race,” added Gonder.
While Heavner would have certainly liked to finish higher in the running order, he was able to keep the car clean, the equipment in good standing and build toward more opportunities in the future.
Author: Octabrook Entertainment
Viking Steel Services
Wes Gonder Racing
About Ryan Heavner
Ryan Heavner currently competes in the ARCA Racing Series. Ryan Heavner formed the PUSH foundation in 2012 with plans to spread his message. Ryan’s racing career and accomplishments began when he was 5 and through “Praying Until Something Happens he has established priorities for what has been a successful and valuable new ministry.
About Octabrook Entertainment
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