(reprinted with from Area Auto Racing News, September 29th_
This weekend, the American Racing Drivers Club was well represented as several teams traveled west to compete in the Four Crown event at Eldora Speedway.
Steve Drevicki and his DeGre Engineering team clinched the 2015 ARDC Championship with his sixth place finish at Path Valley a week ago. With back to back ARDC Championships under his belt, Drevicki went to Eldora with a clear agenda and brought home the best finish of his peers.
Drevicki set seventh fastest time and then earned his time back through his fifth place finish in the first heat. When the checkered flag waved, Drevicki crossed the line for a sixth place finish – with only the Kunz cars and Tracey Hines in front of him.
Drevicki feels that the experience on many of the bigger tracks that have been raced on by ARDC over the years, attributed to his level of comfort at Eldora. Drevicki did compete at Eldora a year ago but felt that the cars were even faster this year. “We’ve raced at Pittsburgh and tracks like that most of the years with the club (ARDC) and that helps,” Drevick said. “I was really good on the bottom in one and two. That’s where I was the strongest but then I’d get tight getting into three and four on the top.” Drevicki spent many laps racing with the driver of Mike Heffner’s No. 27, Thomas Meserault. “We raced side by side for about ten laps,” Drevicki explained. Meserault got ahead of Drevicki at one point in the race but Drevicki was able to regain the spot later in the race. Late in the race, Drevicki raced against Spencer Bayston but was able to hold on for a sixth place finish.