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|Starks Hustles to Season-Best 410 Result During All Star Show at Jackson
Inside Line Promotions - WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (July 31, 2019) - Trey Starks maneuvered to a career-best 410ci winged sprint car result at Jackson Motorplex last Friday to open a three-race weekend with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions.
The Gobrecht Motorsports driver qualified 14th quickest overall and fifth in his group to narrowly miss the heat race inversion. Starks gained a pair of positions during the heat race to finish third, which locked him into the 11th starting spot in the A Main.
"We were very competitive and had a really fast car," he said. "I thought we had a top-five car and possibly a car to win. We got into a couple of mishaps in the feature that hurt our forward progress, but starting 11 th and moving through the field was pretty good."
Starks finished sixth, which marked his best result of the season in a 410 sprint car.
The team ventured to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday. Unfortunately, qualifying put Starks behind the eight ball. He timed in 33 rd quickest overall and sixth in his group. A seventh-place run in a heat race relegated him to the B Main. Starks capped his night by charging from 15th to sixth in the consolation race, only two positions shy of earning a transfer into the main event.
"We pulled a new car out and were chasing it all night," he said. "It didn't react how we thought and we ended up being behind so it was a handful all night."
The weekend wrapped up on Sunday with Starks being the fastest driver during hot laps at 34 Raceway. However, he was unable to log a qualifying lap and that buried him in the format. He rallied from eighth to sixth place in a heat race, which was one spot out of making the A Main. A crash in the B Main ended his night early.
"We were super fast in hot laps," he said. "We couldn't tame the car. It wasn't happy through the holes. I took a pretty hard bounce in qualifying and ended up on the lid. We got it rebuild and went from last to sixth in the heat race. We had to run the B Main and on the opening lap I hit a rut and bounced off the track."
Starks is scheduled to compete at Knoxville Raceway this Thursday and Saturday during the 29th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and Sunday during the 8 th annual Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.
"The last time we ran a 360 at Knoxville we had a good run," he said. "I'm pretty confident in our ability with that car. We need to put all the pieces together. It's all about qualifying well and then we'll need to pass some cars."
QUICK RESULTS -
July 26 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 6 (11).
July 27 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 33; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 6 (15).
July 28 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: No Time; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: DNF (5).
SEASON STATS -
22 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 9 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 29th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and Sunday at Knoxville Raceway for the 8th annual Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank
MEDIA LINKS -
Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Golf Cart Services
Golf Cart Services is one of the largest E-Z-GO distributors in the country. The family owned business, which is located in New Oxford, Pa., and has been in business approximately 50 years, sells new and used golf carts. It also offers rentals and does repairs. For more information, visit http://www.GolfCartServices.com .
"I want to thank Golf Cart Services for its support of our team," Starks said. "They are a huge part of our program and I can't wait to get their logo in Victory Lane."
Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank E-Z-GO, FK Rod Ends, Champion Brands, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, 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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