Mike Garvey's run in the 37th annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway wasn't quite what he had expected. The short track ace had steering problems drop him back far enough to call it a day early, leaving him with a finish of 33rd.
STEERING WOES DROP GARVEY OUT OF DERBY
"We broke a heim joint," said Garvey. "The left front steering arm broke. I wanted to go out and just make some laps and make sure the car was OK. The first set of tires the car was real good. It was loose. It broke under caution. I was weaving under the cautions and it broke I was eight laps down and in there racing with guys on the lead lap, so I decided it was not worth it. The car ran good, but being eight laps down, there ain’t no reason to be out there."
Mike ended the 2004 ASA season on a high note, winning his fifth race of the season (more than anyone else) at Atlanta Motor Speedway and finishing third in the National Point Standings