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|Starks PR 6.18.19|| Rate Topic
|Posted: Wednesday Jun 19th, 2019 02:03 AM||
|Starks Steps Forward Throughout Brownells Big Guns Bash at Knoxville
Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 18, 2019) - Trey Starks continues to hold onto the top rookie status at Knoxville Raceway following a tough World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader last weekend.
Starks kicked off the Brownells Big Guns Bash on Friday by qualifying 14 th quickest in his group. The Gobrecht Motorsports driver advanced from seventh to sixth place in a heat race and from seventh to fifth place in the Last Chance Showdown, but each time he was only one position shy of transferring into the main event.
"We didn't have the qualifying results that we wanted," he said. "It seemed like we were battling for a transfer spot all night. We raced (James) McFadden back and forth for the transfer in the heat and the same thing with Ian Madsen in the B Main. We were close, but didn't quite finish it out."
Saturday was an improvement as Starks timed in 12th quickest in his group. He gained a position in a heat race to finish fifth, which locked him into the main event. Unfortunately, a blown right rear tire relegated him to the back of the field.
"We ended up with a flat tire three laps in and that put us behind," he said. "We got it changed and back out there, but it put us to the tail. The track was tough to race on because of all the rain. We just tried to salvage the weekend and survive and roll the car into the trailer in one piece."
Starks closed the night by placing 22nd in the feature.
He is slated to compete this Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway; and Sunday at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, with the World of Outlaws.
"I'm really excited to get back to Jackson," he said. "We had a really good run there two weeks ago so I think we have a good shot to win there. We're excited to keep working on what we're building on at Knoxville, too. And I love new tracks so I'm excited to see what's in store in Dubuque."
QUICK RESULTS -
June 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 5 (7).
June 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 22 (20).
SEASON STATS -
10 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
MEDIA LINKS -
Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .
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Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank E-Z-Go, FK Rod Ends, Golf Cart Services, Champion Brands, J&J Auto Racing, Moose Blocks, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Security Race Products, Benner's Butcher Shoppe and Darwin L. Martin Trucking for their continued support.
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