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Starks Earns First Podium of the Season During URC Race at Port Royal Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (April 24, 2018) - Trey Starks picked up his first podium finish of the season on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway, where he competed in two classes.

"We definitely had a busy weekend and we had a busy night running two cars," he said. "We had a better performance in the 360 class throughout the night."


The Gobrecht Motorsports driver charged from fifth to win a URC heat race before he started the A Main on the inside of the second row.

"We ran a good heat race and drew a good starting spot for the A Main," he said. "We got right to second and had Lucas Wolfe in our sights the entire race. We got a little closer in lapped traffic. In the last few laps Mark Smith came on strong. It was nice to be in the hunt the whole time though."

Starks ended with a third-place finish.

The team struggled a bit in the 410 class that evening, finishing where they started in both heat races - third and fifth, respectively. Starks capped the main event with an 18th-place result.

"We just didn't get moving in the main," he said. "We were rolling a bit at the beginning, but lost some spots toward the end. The track was a bit different and tougher to run in the back. I tried some different lines. I just couldn't get going. It seems like every time we'd gain a position or two a lap or two later we'd lose a spot."

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Selinsgrove Speedway, where Starks qualified second quickest before he gained a position to place third in a heat race. He started the A Main on the outside of the fourth row.

"We qualified well, but we faded toward the end of the night," he said. "I wish we could have been a little better in the A Main. We were struggling to find a rhythm. We were good on short runs and restarts, but not as good on the long runs."

Starks battled for a top 10 throughout the race before he finished eighth, which was his fourth top 10 of the season.

The team is headed to Ohio this weekend for the $100,000-to-win Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield on Friday and Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 21 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. (410 sprint car) - Heat race #1: 3 (3); Heat race #2: 5 (5); Feature: 18 (17).

April 21 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. (360 sprint car) - Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 3 (3).

April 22 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 8 (8).

SEASON STATS -


17 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, for the Sprint Car World Championship

MEDIA LINKS -


Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreyStarksRacing?fref=ts

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

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"Champion Brands is a great company that is synonymous with racing," Starks said. "We use Champion oil and other Champion products and we are proud to be supported by such an esteemed company."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Textron Off Road, Golf Cart Services, J&J Auto Racing, Starks Timber Processing, FK Rod Ends, Moose Blocks, Fibreworks Composites, 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 and Security Race Products for their continued support.



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