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|Posted: Wednesday Apr 4th, 2018 10:00 PM||
|Starks Charges to Top-Five Finish at Williams Grove Speedway
Inside Line Promotions - ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (April 3, 2018) - Trey Starks produced one of his finest performances at Williams Grove Speedway last Friday night to kick off a doubleheader in Central Pennsylvania.
The Gobrecht Motorsports driver maneuvered from 10th to fifth place in a heat race, which locked him into the 14th starting position for the A Main.
"We missed hot laps because of some mechanical problems," he said. "It was really good to run that well in the heat since it was the first time we were on the track in a month and a half. Williams Grove is tough to pass on so I was really pleased with our performance."
Starks was just as effective in the main event.
"It was one of the more exciting first five laps I've had on a race track," he said. "There was stuff going on all around us. We had two interesting restarts and had to avoid some cars. We had a car with a flat left rear that was all over the place, but we benefitted from it. The whole race we were good and able to pass cars. You had to be fast and keep your nose clean at the same time."
Starks rallied from 14th to a fifth-place finish, which marked his first top five of the season.
The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway, where Starks qualified sixth quickest. He then placed second in a heat race and lined up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.
"We picked up a couple of spots on the start," he said. "We were racing really hard with Parker Price-Miller and got caught up in a racing deal. He ended up sliding me and got crossed up in front of us. That got us slowed up and we got ran over from behind. It ended our night, but it was good to know we had speed and were competitive."
Starks was credited with a 23rd-place finish after the early race-ending incident.
He is slated to compete this Friday at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., and Saturday at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, S.C., with the USCS Series. Starks won at both tracks in 2016.
QUICK RESULTS -
March 30 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 5 (10); Feature: 5 (14).
March 31 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 23 (9).
SEASON STATS -
10 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 2 top 15, 3 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., and Saturday at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, S.C., with the USCS Series
MEDIA LINKS -
Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Moose Blocks
Steven "Moose" Brokenshire founded Moose Blocks, Inc., in 2002, in York, Pa. Moose Blocks has developed into is a stable, profitable business offering precision machining and excellent customer service. The company has evolved into a full-service custom machine shop that supplies sprint car parts to dealers all across the United States, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit http://www.MooseBlocks.com.
"Moose Blocks is the leading manufacturer of sprint car components and has been helping the Gobrecht team out for years," Starks said. "We're very appreciative of their support and look forward to representing them in Victory Lane many times."
Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Textron Off Road, Golf Cart Services, J&J Auto Racing, Starks Timber Processing, FK Rod Ends, Champion Brands, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Fibreworks Composites, 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 and Security Race Products for their continued support.
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