Seibert suffers setback in NASCAR Pinty’s Series

Williams Lake’s Ryley Seibert didn’t get the result he was looking for July 23 at the Edmonton International Raceway.

Williams Lake’s Ryley Seibert didn’t get the result he was looking for July 23 at the Edmonton International Raceway where he finished 14th in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series.

At 225 laps Seibert’s car overheated, forcing him out of the race.

The weekend prior, on July 16, Seibert competed at the Goldpan Speedway in Quesnel in the WESCAR series.

His team battled handling issues in practice but started fifth.

“The car wouldn’t turn in the middle of the corner,” he said. “By race time the car felt better and we ran in second place for the first half before it got loose around corners — the back end would slide out. I fell back to sixth.”

A yellow flag came out at the 65th lap and Seibert guided the car into the pit for a chassis adjustment.

“On exit the crew noticed I was leaking oil and I felt the car wasn’t right,” he said, noting a closer inspection showed a problem with the rear end housing, which signalled the end for Seibert.

“It was a tough weekend for the team but we’re eager to get back to running at the front for the next WESCAR race in Agassiz on Aug. 6,” he said.

Ryley has teamed up with his dad, Trevor Seibert, for the Western Canada portion of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series and the duo will take turns driving. Trevor will be behind the wheel for the next race on July 27 in Saskatoon.