Cameron Hayley – 2016 Gateway Preview

2016-Cameraon-Hayley-smTeam Information:
Crew Chief: Eddie Troconis
Manufacturer: Toyota
Engine: Triad Racing Technologies
2016 Driver Point Standings: 10th
2016 Owner Point Standings: 11th

Sounding Off – Cameron Hayley:

Does Gateway race like a short track?

“Yeah, it’s a bigger Martinsville to be honest, and there’s really nothing on the schedule that even compares to that. The long straightaways, and the corners are still super-fast. Breaks are huge there, I mean we’re carrying so much speed down the straightaway, but then to get in those corners and basically stop. So, it’s very comparable to Martinsville, but at the same time it’s so fast that it races just like a mile-and-a-half so, it’s a really difficult race track.”

News & Notes:

  • Chassis Chatter…The No. 13 ThorSport Racing team will unload chassis No. 11 for Saturday night’s Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park (GMP). This is the same chassis that Hayley piloted to a ninth-place finish at Martinsville Speedway earlier this season.   
  • “Show-Me” State Stats… Hayley has one start at Gateway Motorsports Park in 2015. The ThorSport Racing driver started ninth, and finished fifth.
  • Rearview Mirror – Iowa… Hayley started second, tying his career-best start, ran consistently inside the top-five throughout the 200-lap event, and finished third. The top-five result was Hayley’s season-best finish.

Hayley’s Gateway NCWTS Stats:

  • One start – 2015
  • 160 of 160 laps completed (100%)
  • Started: 9th
  • Finished: 5th
  • Laps Led: 0

Hayley’s 2016 NCWTS Stats:

  • Starts: 8
  • Top-5 Finishes: 2
  • Top-10 Finishes: 3
  • Best Start: 2nd (Iowa Speedway)
  • Best Finish: 2nd (Atlanta)
  • Lap Completed 1342 of 1356 (99.0%)
  • Laps Led: 21
  • Average Start: 9.1
  • Average Finish: 13.8

Hayley’s Career NCWTS stats:

  • Starts: 34 since 2014
  • First full-time season: 2015
  • Top-5 Finishes: 6
  • Top-10 Finishes: 18
  • Laps Completed: 5063
  • Laps Led: 99
  • Start: 8.4
  • Finish: 11.4
  • Best start: 2nd, Loudon (2014), Martinsville (Oct., 2015), and Iowa (2016)
  • Best finish: 2nd, Atlanta Motor Speedway (2016)

Hayley’s 2015 NCWTS Stats:

  • Finished sixth in the driver point standings
  • Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender
  • Four top-five finishes
  • 13 top-10 finishes
  • 78 laps led
  • Best start: 2nd (Martinsville, October)
  • Best finish: 3rd (Martinsville, October)
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