Contributed by: ACT Staff
Joey Laquerre won the Casella Mother's Day 100
But it wasn’t that easy.
Laquerre and Sweet put on a close-quarters, crowd-rousing battle for the win for the remainder of the race, and nearly crashed on the final lap. Sweet made contact with Laquerre’s rear bumper entering Turn 3 on the last lap, sending Laquerre into a slide. As Sweet slowed to allow Laquerre to regroup, third-place man Craig Bushey of
“That was a dramatic ending,” said Laquerre in victory lane, “but I’m glad I won.” Laquerre won the Casella Waste Management 100 in 2006 as well.
“I wasn’t going to wreck (Joey), I just wanted him to know I was there,” said a disappointed Sweet.
“That was wild,” said a surprised Bushey, who had been running solidly in third place, but many car-lengths behind the leaders. “I still don’t really know what happened.”