Sides Scores Top-10 Finish at Silver Dollar Speedway during Mini Gold Cup
Inside Line Promotions – CHICO, Calif. (April 6, 2016) – Jason Sides capped last weekend by capturing his fourth top 10 of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
Sides rallied from 15th to a ninth-place result on Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway during the Mini Gold Cup.
“It was a good end to the night and the weekend,” he said. “We hung in there and tried to keep our nose out of trouble. The little bullrings aren’t our favorite types of tracks.”
Sides opened the event by qualifying 15th quickest. He then finished where he started – fifth – in a heat race to lock himself into the main event at the quarter-mile oval.
“We actually drove our way up to about sixth on a late restart, but a couple of cars got together,” he said. “We got out of there with a top 10 so we’re happy with that.”
The weekend began on Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., for the Ocean Outlaw Showdown presented by Budweiser. Sides timed in 16th quickest in qualifying before he placed eighth in a heat race, which relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown.
“The track was so wet and fast,” he said. “If you had a fast car in qualifying it set you up and if you didn’t you were behind. In the Last Chance Showdown we were pretty good with a clear track in front of us, but then when we got in the back of the main event it was hard to pass.”
Sides won the consolation race to transfer into the 19th starting position for the feature. He battled for a top 15 throughout most of the main event before placing 16th.
“We are very happy to get on a bigger track at Calistoga this weekend,” he said. “That place suits our style a lot better.”
Sides is set to compete this Saturday and Sunday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws.
Sides was victorious at the half-mile oval in 2011 and he finished on the podium during both World of Outlaws races there last year.
QUICK RESULTS –
April 1 – Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. – Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 8 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 16 (19).
April 2 – Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. – Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 9 (15).
SEASON STATS –
18 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 7 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 16 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Saturday and Sunday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
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