Nassau, NY- (July 12, 2014) Matt Pappa showed how tough the 16 year old racer can be when he rebounded from a lap three flat tire to record a strong fourth place finish under a full moon at Lebanon Valley Speedway.
Pappa lined up in 16th for the 20 lap main event. He started to work his way to the front when another racer tried to make it three wide on lap three. “All I could think was this is not going to work”, stated Pappa. “We got a flat after he slammed into my left front causing a gash in my tire. I made it to the pits but had to re-start last with over 20 cars in front of me.”
In the next 17 laps Matt put on a driving clinic racing from last to fourth when the checkered flag flew. Pappa turned what could have been a disastrous point’s night into a solid one. “My car was incredible when I came back out,” added Pappa. “I was passing cars high and low and I think we had the car to beat. My guys came through getting my flat changed and it was time for me to do my job.”Matt’s next race is this Saturday evening July 19th back at the Valley.