Gus Dean guts out top-five performance for GREE Racing; Win-Tron at Berlin Raceway

Berlin (Mich.) Raceway | Primera Plastics 200 Race Recap
Team: No. 32 GREE Cooling Products | Baker Distributing Chevrolet SS
Driver: Gus Dean (@gusdean)
Crew Chief: Jamie Jones (@jj_topofthebox)
Start: Fourth (practice speeds)
Finish: Fifth; Running (206 | 206 laps completed)
Unofficial Driver Points Position: Sixth
Unofficial Owner Points Position: 10th
Follow the Team: @gusdean; @GREE_Racing; @WinTronRacing

Quick Recap: In a race that saw just one caution in the opening ninety laps of the rescheduled Primera Plastics 200 at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway, sophomore ARCA Racing Series driver Gus Dean (@GusDean) kept his No. 32 GREE Cooling Products | Baker Distributing Chevrolet was determined to be a factor when it counted most.

After starting the race fourth based on their practice speeds last month at the Marne, Mich.-based short track, Dean battled a tight handling race car that saw him hover in the back-half of the top-10 closing in the halfway point.

Despite his handling woes, Dean and crew chief Jamie Jones refused to give up on the opportunity to make their No. 32 GREE Racing Chevrolet better throughout the second half of the race.

Flirting between sixth and eighth throughout the event’s second half, Dean found himself clawing forward, dodging spinning cars and fueled tempers as the checkered flag drew near.

Settled in sixth over the final 10 laps of the race, Dean was prepared to earn another top-10 but when the leaders of Joe Graf Jr. and Chandler Smith collided on the last lap in Turn 4, the caution waved setting up for a green-white-checkered finish.

Making the most of the restart, Dean found a hole in the bottom lane and was able to clear championship leader Sheldon Creed for fifth, earning his fourth top-five of the season and eighth top-10 overall in 16 races.

It was Dean’s debut at the historic Great Lakes 0.4375-mile short track.

Gus Dean Quote: “We admit that we were a little off tonight, but we were making some good strides with our No. 32 GREE Cooling Products | Baker Distributing Chevrolet during the late portions of the race.

“This was a brand-new race car for us and it was important for us to bring the car home in one piece and collect as many points as we could.

“It got a little wild there towards the end of the race and I knew that if we could just dodge the bullets, we’d bring home a strong finish.
“We did that. I would have liked a top-three finish, but Jamie (Jones, crew chief) made some aggressive changes and it showed.

“We’ll take another top-five and see if we can’t go to DuQuoin here a week from Monday and get our second win of the season.

“I appreciate the support of GREE, Tradewinds, Baker Distributing and the guys on my Win-Tron Racing team for their hard work and support.”

Next Up: General Tire Grabber 100 at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds on Monday, Sept. 3 live on MAVTV.

For more on Gus Dean, please visit his all new website at GusDean.com or like him on Facebook. Dean tweets too. Follow him on Twitter @GusDean.

For additional information on GREE Racing, please like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @GREE_Racing.

Learn more at Win-TronRacing.com, Facebook or on Twitter @WinTronRacing.

About GREE:
In 1991, GREE set out to make the world a cooler place. To this end, we’ve become a global leader in air conditioners, developing some of the most advanced commercial and residential air conditioners in the world.

Based in Zhuhai, China, we’re now the world’s largest specialized air conditioner company integrating R&D, manufacturing, sales and service. It’s our mission to innovate and create new ways to help people live well and stay comfortable no matter where they live, work or play.

About Baker Distributing Company:
Founded in 1945, Baker Distributing Company (bakerdist.com) is engaged in the sales and distribution of HVAC, refrigeration and food service, equipment, parts and supplies for residential and commercial applications.

With over 200 locations in 22 states, each Baker Distributing Sales Center is staffed by the most knowledgeable and customer service oriented people in our industry. With a complete inventory of HVAC/R products and technical assistance, our Sales Centers can provide you with the products and information you need to make your job and you more efficient.

About Win-Tron Racing:
Headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., Win-Tron Racing is a professional race team entering its 11th season of Motorsports competition located in “Race City USA.”

Owned by former champion racer Kevin Cywinski, the team will compete for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship in 2018 with Bluffton, S.C. driver Gus Dean in the No. 32 GREE | Baker Distributing Chevrolet.

Learn more at Win-TronRacing.com, Facebook or on Twitter @WinTronRacing.

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