Sides Looking for First Top 10 at Stockton Dirt Track This Weekend with World of Outlaws
Inside Line Promotions – TULARE, Calif. (March 16, 2016) – Jason Sides will return to action this Friday and Saturday at the Stockton Dirt Track, where he is searching for his first career top 10.
Sides has recorded a 13th-place result each of the past two years at the 3/8-mile oval in Stockton, Calif., where the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series hosts the FVP Western Spring Shootout this weekend.
“There is usually a pretty big crowd there and a lot of the top California racers,” he said. “We’ve only been there a few times and haven’t put together a complete night yet so hopefully we’ll be able to accomplish that this Friday and Saturday.”
Sides is coming off a DNF at Thunderbowl Raceway last weekend, when rain wreaked havoc on the bullring. A storm rained out Friday’s opening round and made for a fast track on Saturday, when Sides timed in 15th quickest in his group during qualifying.
“We were the first car to go out in our group during qualifying and that was definitely a disadvantage since the track got faster throughout qualifying,” he said. “The track stayed fast all night long so it was really hard to pass.”
Sides advanced from seventh to sixth place in a heat race to miss locking into the main event by only one position.
He then rallied from eighth to fourth place during the Last Chance Showdown to garner the final transfer into the main event. However, he pulled off the track prior to the midpoint of the feature and was credited with a 21st-place result.
“It was a tough track to move forward on and we went down a couple of laps early because of being in the back and having a couple restarts,” he said. “It was one of those nights when we decided to play it smart and save our equipment for the next race.”
QUICK RESULTS –
March 12 – Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. – Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 4 (8); Feature: 21 (22).
SEASON STATS –
13 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 5 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 11 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Western Spring Shootout with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
MEDIA LINKS –
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“Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he’s helped us a ton,” Sides said. “It’s grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership.”
Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., King Racing Products, Clean Seal, Inc., VRP Shocks, R.E. Enterprises, BR Motorsports, Jim Schuhknecht, FSR Radiators, East Coast Logistics, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.
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