By Brian Liskai
ATTICA, Ohio – Cale Thomas got around Joey Saldana with 10 laps to go Friday, May 25 and drove to his career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobile 1 victory at Attica Raceway Park on Steinle Chevrolet Buick GMC/Foster Auto Body Night.
Thomas, from Fairland, Indiana, set up the winning move following a restart with 12 laps to go. He got a great run when the green came out and actually banged wheels with Saldana who had led the first 29 laps.
“We had that red flag (with 17 laps to go) and I was running hot the whole race and I got time just to think about what I wanted to do. I knew Joey (Saldana) was running the bottom of one and two and the top of three and four and I was decent but I had to go some place he wasn’t and I started to roll the middle of one and two and run the bottom of three and four and did my best Byron Reed impersonation. I got under him in four and he went to block me into one and I didn’t really want to give the spot up. I knew if I could give him a little tap and move him up the race track a little bit…it worked. I don’t like driving like that but it was just open and I had to take it. I was faster on that restart,” said Thomas beside his Engler Machine and Tool, Ohio Heating, Milhone Motorsports, Factory Kahne, Indy Race Parts, Lucas Oil, SFE Service, J&J Racing backed machine.
“Since I have the stage right here, during the off season I went on a mission trip to Cambodia through Rapha House which helps girls that are less fortunate that have been through slavery. I got to see how Rapha House helps them so much. I want to thank the Lord up above for everything he does for me,” Thomas added in the Engine Pro Victory Lane. Continue reading