EDMONTON, Alberta (Aug. 25, 2015) – As Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team prepare to drive across the northern border into Canada to compete for the Oil City Cup, they hope that Mother Nature stands down. Approximately four weeks ago, the World of Outlaws teams were in Canada for three events, two of which rained out.
“That was a disappointing trip,” said Saldana. “Obviously we have no control over the weather but we hope our trip to Castrol Raceway this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28 and 29 is rain free, not just for the teams, but for the fans. We don’t get into Canada often, maybe five races or so a season, and we appreciate the enthusiasm the Canadian fans show for our sport.”
Saldana has three victories at Castrol Raceway. He won both events in 2009 and won again in 2010.
In four Castrol Raceway events in 2013 and 2014 with the Motter team, he finished in the top five three times, and crossed the finish line eighth in the fourth event.
The Motter team continues to gain consistency. In the last six events on the Outlaws circuit this year, Saldana has finished in the top 5 five times. A flat tire and an empty fuel tank ruined a promising run Sunday night at Minot, North Dakota.
Saldana is currently fourth in World of Outlaws point standings and is only 31 points out of third. He is the leading qualifier in the series with 13 quick times on his resume this season. The Brownsburg Bullet has driven to victory circle twice this year and is looking for his third this weekend.
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