Leading into Road America, Mike Bliss and his crew were eager for a change in pace, mostly making right turns. Bliss prepared to play it safe at the four mile road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Always an eventful outing, the Johnsonville Sausage 200 lived up to its’ reputation.
Starting from the 23rd position, Bliss and his crew utilized an early caution that fell on lap 3. The TriStar Motorsports No. 19 Toyota Camry came down pit road for four fresh tires, fuel and a track bar adjustment. Restarting 31st, Bliss hit the track ready to work his way to the front.
Breaking into the top-20 by lap 12, Bliss was holding his own as he maneuvered through the 14 turn course. While in the 12th position and fighting loose conditions in the right turns, caution number two fell on lap 15. Crew Chief Paul Clapprood decided to bring the Camry to pit road to make further track bar adjustments. Bliss would restart 18th.
In the midst of a 12 lap green flag run, Bliss assured his team that...