Poor Track Conditions Made for a Messy Ending to the Race Season

This past weekend Jeremy and his team wrapped up the race season with the USMTS series in Kansas. On Friday they were at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS. There were 31 modifieds in attendance. They qualified 5th out of 8 in their group on a track that was very slimy. Started 5th in their heat and finished 4th, where the track was still slimy which caused them to fail to transfer directly into the feature. In the B main, they started and finished 4th. This transferred them into the feature where they started 20th. In the feature the track finally started to come around and after making a couple of chassis adjustments, they had good speed. During the caution free, 40 lap feature they were able to battle their way up to a 12th place finish.


Saturday they were at 81 Speedway in Park City, KS. There were 42 modifieds. They qualified 1st out of 9 in the group on a once again very slimy race track. This put them into the invert and started 4th in the heat. The track was in very poor condition where it was very muddy and rough. They missed the set up and ended up pulling in. In the B main they started 15th in the 12 lap B main, where only 6 cars transfer into the main event. The track was still in bad shape but they managed to battle their way up to the final transfer position. In the feature, they started 23rd and 10 laps into the race they found themselves in 14th. On a restart, 11 laps into the race, the breather on their right front caliper broke off, most likely from a chunk of mud, so they lost brakes and hit the wall which concluded their night. They once again had a very fast car but the poor track conditions made it very hard on everyone’s equipment.


This was not how they wanted to end their season but they did show some good speed. It was a very tough season for the, venturing off with a national touring series and running a completely different rules package all year. They competed in 37 race events and tallied up 3 top 5 finishes and 9 top 10s, running with the best modified teams in the country. Needless to say, it was a great learning experience for the team which will make them better in the future. The current plans for the 2023 race season are in the works so stay tuned!

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