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Top-10 for Levi Roberts at Turkey Night Grand Prix
Levi Roberts drove the #91 of Nine Racing to a 10th place finish at the 71st running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, on Thursday, November 24, 2011.
Levi Roberts’ concluded the 2011 race season by traveling to Southern California for the Turkey Night Grand Prix. Levi will run an expanded race schedule with Nine Racing in 2012.
Irwindale, California (November 25, 2011) — When the nation’s best midget racers gathered for the 71st running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix, Levi Roberts was determined to have a strong finish at his fourth visit to Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, on Thursday, November 24.
Although Levi qualified the #91 of Nine Racing in 23rd for the USAC National Midget Series feature, he was confident that he would be able to work his way through the field to make his visit from Broomfield, Colorado, to Southern California, count.
At the start of the feature race, cars quickly moved around as the drivers challenged for position. By the second lap, Levi had already moved into 14th place, and was in the 11th spot by lap 4. Several cautions occurred during the event, and on lap 71 Levi was in 10th place. When the race went green on lap 81 after another yellow flag, Levi was in ninth-place, but as the cars battled for position after a late-race caution, Levi brought the #91 across the start/finish line in 10th place.
“I am pleased with 10th place after starting 23 deep,” said Levi Roberts. “The first half of the race was really good and our new motor is running great. I am excited about our new Ed Pink motor program and to improve on my results for next year.” Levi plans to run an expanded race schedule with Nine Racing in 2012.
Levi Roberts thanks his sponsor Majestic Metals for their support in 2011.
Nine Racing’s 2011 sponsor lineup includes K&N Engineering, Eibach Springs, Weld Racing, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Penske Racing Shocks, Performance Friction Brakes, ASE, Earl’s Performance Plumbing, SSi Decals, PJ1, and Hoosier Racing Tire.