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Mayer Leads the Way for JRM in Wild COTA Run

Race 5 of 33: Focused Health 250 at Circuit of the Americas

Mayer's finish: 9th

Sam Mayer

After a hard-fought battle at Circuit of the Americas on Saturday, Sam Mayer, driver of the No. 1 Roto-Rooter Chevrolet, scored a ninth-place finish to lead the team. Mayer battled loose conditions throughout the majority of Stage One but held on to the top-10 position. With four laps remaining in the stage, crew chief Mardy Lindley called the No. 1 Chevrolet down pit road for four tires and fuel as well as damage repair from contact on the right front that led to the young driver finishing 15th in Stage One. Mayer started Stage Two in fifth after the pit cycle fell through the field and continued to race for track position up front. Due to short cutting a corner, the Franklin, Wis. native served a pass-through penalty, setting him at the back of the field to ultimately finish 27th in Stage Two. After another pit cycle, Mayer took the green flag for the final stage in 11th. The field started to shake up as a caution came out with three laps to go that put the No. 1 sixth in line. Just after the restart, another yellow flag waved and put the field into overtime. It also put Mayer in contention for the victory as he used the choose option to line up on the outside of the front row. Mayer was scored ninth at the checkered flag.

“Super proud of our No. 1 Roto Rooter Chevrolet today. The guys gave me a really fast car and although we battled a lot of challenges, I think today we really showed what we can prove this season. I am looking forward to Richmond and hopefully we can be in contention for a good finish there.”

Courtesy of JR Motorsports

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