Inside Line Promotions – HURON, S.D. (June 22, 2015) – Jason Sides improved his result each race last week during a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series tripleheader in three different states.
Sides opened the week last Wednesday at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn., where the World of Outlaws debut had been delayed one day because of weather.
“The first night we got there the track was looking hard and dry,” he said. “Then when it rained we came back the next night and it was so wet. They tilled it up trying to dry it out, but it stayed wet during hot laps. The car was tight so we tried to free it up for qualifying and we got a bit free. When we came back out for our heat race it got wet again.”
Sides qualified 19th quickest and finished sixth in a heat race to lock himself into the 18th starting position for the main event.
“In the feature it looked like everybody was tight,” he said. “Except for the last 10 laps everybody got spread apart. We passed a few cars on the start. We got past (Daryn) Pittman and whoever was in front of him. Then someone got in the infield and kicked water all over the track. I went through it and slid so those guys got back by me.”
Sides ended with a 15th-place result.
He headed to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., on Friday, when Sides kicked off the action by qualifying third quickest. He then placed fourth in a heat race before scoring a 13th-place result in the main event.
“I just survived and wanted to get out of there in one piece,” he said. “I think the bottom was way too good. When the bottom is that good nobody wants to get off the bottom and if you do you’ll get passed by a couple of cars.”
The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Dakota State Fair Speedway, where Sides returned for the first time in more than a decade. He qualified 11 th quickest and won a heat race to lock himself into the dash.
“We had a really good heat race,” he said. “The car felt great. Then a couple of guys slipped off the bottom in the dash and we got by them.”
That started Sides on the outside of the third row for the main event.
“Our car was pretty decent, just not as fast as the front guys,” he said.
Sides battled just outside the top five throughout the feature before posting an eighth-place finish.
He will return to World of Outlaws competition this Wednesday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, and Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis.
QUICK RESULTS –
June 17 – Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn. – Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 15 (18).
June 19 – River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. – Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 13 (9).
June 20 – Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, S.D. – Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 6 (8); Feature: 8 (6).
SEASON STATS –
43 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 21 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 38 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Wednesday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, and Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
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