Price falls short of San Felipe win

Monday 25 March, 2024
Toby Price had a DNF at the San Felipe 250 over the weekend.
Toby Price has come agonisingly close to winning the SCORE San Felipe 250 over the weekend, after mechanical woes prevented him from finishing the opening round of the SCORE International Off Road Championship season. 
Driving alongside fellow Aussie Paul Weel and American Kellon Walch, the trio battled hard for much of the 250 mile race and were leading the event overall on corrected times until disaster struck in the final stint of the race.
Just 15 miles from the finish line, a top A-arm bolt broke on the trio’s Quadlock Trophy Truck, which saw them scramble to try and fix it and get back on the road, but unfortunately, they failed to do so – thus forcing them to withdraw.  
It was a disappointing way to finish the event after Price had qualified in third place by less than two seconds earlier in the weekend, despite his conservative effort. 
The trio will now put their focus towards the 54th Score Baja 500, which takes place on 29 May – 2 June.  
Price wasn’t the only Australian to suffer heartbreak in the United States on the weekend, with Will Power missing out on a big cash prize during the NTT IndyCar Series exhibition round at The Thermal Club.
With many of the series’ stars in action over the course of the non-competition round, Power managed to qualify well, to produce the sixth fastest time in the session.

Needing to finish his heat race in the top six, Power was making good time, however a collision between Scott Dixon and Romain Grosjean ahead of him caused the latter to spin and collect Rinus VeeKay, which forced Power to move out of the way to avoid the crash.
The detour saw him lose multiple positions, which ultimately eliminated him from the big cash race.
Three-time Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin managed to progress to the finale but fell short of the victory, finishing in second place behind the dominant Alex Palou. 
The NTT IndyCar Series continues next month with the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix at Barber Motorsports Park on 21 April.
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