After a one-day weather postponement, Renee made her first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour start of the season at New Hampshire’s Monadnock Speedway on Sunday, June 26.
In her Ed Bennett-owned No. 59 entry, Renee began the day with an hour-long practice session – turning top-ten lap times . As per usual, following practice, the teams in attendance participated in qualifying – where Renee logged the 16th fastest time of the day.
Next up, the track hosted an hour-long autograph session behind the facility’s main grandstand.
At approximately 5 PM, the green flag waved for the 200-lap feature. A lap-by-lap rundown of the race can be found here. While maintaining track position, on lap 48, Renee was tagged from behind and spun into the infield – when the car behind her didn’t slow for the caution.
“I don’t think it was intentional, but getting dumped by Eric (Beers) pretty much ruined our day. We went a lap down when I couldn’t get the car restarted. And the day just went downhill from there.”
When the race went green again, the team attempted to maintain the ‘lucky dog’ position – but through some misunderstanding missed the spot. Then they went down an additional lap in the pits making repairs to the right front.
In the end, Renee was credited with a 22nd place finish.