Reaume kicked off his 2013 season on Thursday making his first start at Richmond International Raceway and in the K&N Pro East Series. The Blue Ox 100 has historically been one of the most competitive races of the season. This year was no exception with 42 competitors fighting for 36 position and the top 36 drivers being separated by just over .5 of a second. In his first start of the season, first time at RIR, and first start in the East series, Josh qualified the MacDonald Motorsports Colonial Countertops #49 Toyota in the 31st position.
At the start of the race, the car was extremely loose and Josh dropped to the back of the field on the third lap after another competitor got his nose under Josh's rear bumper sending him up the track and into the marbles. Over the next several laps he gained back a few positions while managing the loose condition. During a long green flag run, Josh ended up losing the lead lap. When the first caution came out just after the halfway point, crew chief Danny Efland called Josh into the pits twice to correct the loose condition. After the race resumed, Josh said over the radio that the car was the best that it had been all weekend as he charged through the field. He overtook a number of lead lap cars and was set to receive the lucky dog when there was a huge wreck involving half of the field and blocking turn one. Josh was the only car in the middle of the wreck to make it through unscathed. After a long red flag to clean up the track, the field was reset. Unfortunately, no one was awarded the lucky dog and Josh was sent to the back because the officials understandably thought he had been involved in the accident.
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