Earlier in the week Merryman turned a lap of 18.5, a lap that is solid for a rookie's first outing in the U-Car division.
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Driving the 2 car, Merryman drew the 10th starting spot and passed a few cars until the left front tire blew halfway in to 25 lap race. Car owner Eric Winslow said Merryman "overdrove the car" causing the air pressure to build, ultimately causing the tire to let go.
Merryman would go on to finish 12th in the 15th car field.
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