Posted: Monday, September 3, 2007 by WKR in

8/18/07 - Salem - As posted in the "Live Race Updates", the 44 team had a long night at the track. During the second practice, the oil line busted causing a fire in the car. Will was able to get out quickly and had no injuries. The team worked quickly to repair the oil line and some other minor things. Will was able to qualify, ending up 2nd fastest. Salem Speedway decided to have two 25 lap races instead of a 50 lap feature for the Late Models. Therefore, Will started on the outside pole of Keith Gardner in the first 25 lap race. Will took the lead at the start of the race, and led all 25 laps to the checkered flag. The second 25 lap race, the field was inverted, putting Will on the tail. Will blew a tire with 2 laps to go, and crashed into the turn one and two wall. Although it was a rough hit, Will walked away disgusted. Since the track averaged the finish of the two 25 lap races, Will ended up with a 3rd place finish for the night.