Mooresville, NC (June 14, 2015) – After her historic win on May 2nd, Julia Landauer said she had room for improvement. On June 13th, she proved her point. Landauer started the night by driving her #70 Girls Who Code/Lee Pulliam Performance Limited Late Model fast enough during qualifying to capture her career-first NASCAR pole position. She then led the field to the green flag and after a tough side-by-side battle to keep the lead, Landauer regained first place and continued on to win the race.
“I had to work so hard for that win!” Landauer said, after the race. “We had such a dominant car but I couldn’t quite clear the [second place racer] on the restart. We raced hard and clean side-by-side for a long time and I’m really happy I was able to pull ahead.”
Landauer led the first 26 laps of the 50-lap race before a crash brought out the caution flag. Once the race was restarted, Landauer and the second place racer were next to each other going into turn one. They stayed side-by-side in a heated battle for 9 laps.
After getting a bit of an edge and clearing second place, Landauer pulled away from the pack, crossing the line 1.774 seconds ahead of second place.
“I can’t thank everyone at Julia Landauer Racing, Lee Pulliam Performance and Girls Who Code enough. We’ve got a great program going on. I’m also really happy that my chassis builder, Jay Hedgecock, and my motor builder, Don Kowalsky were able to be here for the win tonight!”
Landauer continues to lead the points championship as the NASCAR Limited Late Model drivers head into their next race at Motor Mile Speedway on Saturday, June 27th, 2015 for a night of two 50-lap races.