Hessert battles fatigue, nets second straight top-five
Posted June 28, 2016

Tom Hessert turned in a gritty performance behind the wheel of his No. 25 People Against Distracted Driving backed Toyota in Sunday’s Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at Winchester Speedway. 

Battling the extreme heat along with the competition, Hessert hung tough and raced his way to a solid fifth-place finish. 

“Hard fought top-finish finish today,” said Hessert. “The 25 team did a great job giving me a strong Toyota this week. We had a really good car and made some great progress with our car and setup. We’re headed in the right direction.” 

This was Hessert’s second consecutive top-five finish and fourth overall during the season campaign. 

Hessert, who battled sickness prior to Sunday’s race, commented on the difficulty of racing under extreme temperature conditions inside the car. 

“That was one of the more demanding days inside the car I can recall,” added Hessert. “My health wasn’t 100% this week and the hot weather really made it a challenge. I had to really stay focused and do my best to stay hydrated. Big thanks to the track’s safety crew who provided me with some much needed fluids before and after the race.” 

After Winchester, Hessert remains in the fourth position in the ARCA Racing Series driver point standings. 

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