July 10, 2011. Calgary, AlbertaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Jarrad Whissell and the #44 SMS Equipment/Komatsu Ford had a tough start to the weekend during round number five of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series this past weekend in Toronto. On the city streets during the Toronto Indy weekend Whissell would give all he could following a number of setbacks and be rewarded for his hard charge during the race.
During the practice session Friday afternoon Whissell had his hands full with the #44 SMS Equipment/Komatsu Ford. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It was very strangeÃ¢â‚¬Â he explained. Ã¢â‚¬Å“First the car was loose, then it was tight and it was very difficult to get a handle on thingsÃ¢â‚¬Â he stated.
With the qualifying session only a couple of hours after qualifying the #44 SMS Equipment/Komatsu Ford team could only make limited changes. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Unfortunately the car still wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t right during qualifying we paid the price for itÃ¢â‚¬Â said Whissell.