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Tommy Catalano ‘gets greedy’ in competitive South Boston appearance

The rookie of the year enjoyed a perfect first half at SoBo

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Tommy Catalano started from the pole in the South Boston 150 at South Boston Speedway and led the first 58 laps, but a mistake on a restart cost him the chance to win.

After starting from the pole, Catalano was able to pull away from the field and maintain his race lead. On lap 59 under caution, he went down pit road for tires and fuel to surrender the race lead to Burt Myers.

On the Lap 61 restart, Catalano started in midfield, ran into the rear of another competitor washing up the track and tagged the outside wall. Unfortunately, Catalano knocked the front end in, which hurt his chances to contend for the race win.

“The first part of the race we were really good,” Catalano said. “I think we had a car that would have stayed good and held up to the end. I think we could have contended for the win.

“I got a little greedy on the start, got into the marbles and into the wall there to knock the front end in a little bit. We were never able to fully overcome that. It made it a handful to drive there.”

As the series heads to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the Icebreaker 150, Catalano believes if the team can continue to unload off the truck with speed that they will be able to contend for race wins.

“I think we’ve shown at Myrtle Beach and South Boston that we can unload fast,” he said. “If we keep doing that, the cards will hopefully fall our way. Hopefully, we can get one.”

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