Sides Charges to Top 10s at Fremont Speedway and I-96 Speedway
Inside Line Promotions - LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (June 6, 2016) - Jason Sides recorded a pair of top-10 finishes last weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
The weekend began on Friday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, for the Kistler Engines Smackdown, which Sides began by qualifying 12th quickest in his group. He then advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race to lock into the 19th starting position for the main event.
"We got a couple of cars on the first two starts when people crashed," he said. "By the time the race started going we were up to 13th or 14 th. Once we got going we were on the extreme bottom. I was staying in the moisture. The car would rotate around the corner and shoot off the turns. I got to sixth or seventh and we had a long caution and it sealed the tire up. It just wouldn't get going and we lost a couple of spots at the end. A top 10 there was good from 19th."
Sides maneuvered to a 10th-place result, which was his second straight top 10 at the track.
I-96 Speedway was set to host an event on Saturday. However, rain delayed the Rumble in Michigan until Sunday evening.
Sides timed in 16th quickest during qualifying before placing fifth in a heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the seventh row for the 35-lap feature.
"We got going pretty good pretty quick," he said. "I was feeling really good because I like the race track and have had some good runs there before. The track got a little rough. You had to run out wide and turn down across. That was somewhat difficult and it was a little dusty to see where you needed to run into the corner up high to turn down across the track. It had some pretty serious holes so you had to really tip toe around the bottom. Then the rain came. I feel like we could have at least had a top three or four. Then again we could have hit one of those holes and flipped easily."
Sides advanced from 13th to sixth by Lap 17 when the race was considered complete because rain invaded the area.
The sixth-place result gives Sides a top six at I-96 Speedway during six of the last seven years.
He will return to World of Outlaws competition this Wednesday at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind., and Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.
QUICK RESULTS -
June 3 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 10 (19).
June 5 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 6 (13).
SEASON STATS -
36 races, 2 wins, 2 top fives, 14 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 33 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Wednesday at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind., and Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
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Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, Clean Seal, Inc., VRP Shocks, BR Motorsports, FSR Radiators, Dancer Logistics, Inc., Jim Schuhknecht, 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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