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|Starks Ties Career-Best 410 Result at Knoxville Raceway
Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 9, 2019) - Trey Starks tied his career-best 410ci winged sprint car finish at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday when he earned a seventh-place result.
It was a strong finish to the weekend at the half-mile oval for the Gobrecht Motorsports driver.
"We're getting better and running more consistent the more we're able to race," he said. "Getting two nights in a row at Knoxville is great for our team, especially with how little we've been able to run this season because of the weather."
The two-day show began with 360ci winged sprint car competition on Friday. Starks set quick time during his group's qualifying session before he maneuvered from sixth to third place in a heat race. The feature inversion lined him up on the inside of the third row for the main event, which ended abruptly.
"Someone ran into me on the start and it shot me into another car," he said. "It was a shame because we had a great car and were in a great position to contend for a podium and possibly a win."
Starks was credited with a 19th-place run.
The team returned to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday for a 410 winged sprint car race. Starks qualified eighth quickest and placed fifth in a heat race. He lined up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event and gained a trio of positions to finish seventh, which ties his career-best effort he produced earlier this season.
"We turned some good laps and had some great battles on the track," he said. "In the end it was a positive to move forward and earn another top 10. We're making gains on our Knoxville program."
Starks ranks eighth in the Knoxville Raceway championship standings and he is the leading Rookie of the Year contender.
The team plans to race this Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.
QUICK RESULTS -
July 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 19 (5).
July 6 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 7 (10).
SEASON STATS -
15 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa
MEDIA LINKS -
Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Beer Hill Gang
The Beer Hill Gang, which is made up of diehard sprint car fans in Central Pennsylvania, has participated in the "Adopt-A-Highway Program," organizes trash clean ups and sponsors various race teams, Hard Charger Awards and laps at the Tuscarora 50. The group is also a strong supporter of the Jeff Gordon's Kick-It Foundation that helps aid children's cancer research. For more information, visit http://www.BeerHillGang.net.
"The Beer Hill Gang is a big supporter of the Gobrecht Motorsports team," Starks said. "The way they welcomed me into the state of Pennsylvania was appreciated."
Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank E-Z-GO, FK Rod Ends, Golf Cart Services, Champion Brands, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, Moose Blocks, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, 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.