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|Posted: Thursday May 31st, 2018 03:19 PM||
|Starks Rallies for Two Top 10s During Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway
Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (May 30, 2018) - Trey Starks started and finished strong during both nights of the Bob Weikert Memorial last weekend at Port Royal Speedway.
The Gobrecht Motorsports driver qualified in the top 10 each night and rallied to score a top-10 result both nights after heat race outings buried the team.
"The main event lineup was based on qualifying and heat race points both nights," Starks said. "We did a good job of qualifying well each night, but we started on the inside of the third row in a heat race both times and that wasn't a good place to start."
Starks qualified seventh quickest before a seventh-place finish in a heat race on Friday started him 19th in the A Main.
"We made progress throughout the race and were able to get into the top 10, which is a nice accomplishment when you start so far back," he said. "Track position is so important. We didn't have it, but were able to salvage a good result."
Starks earned a 10th-place result and was named the Hard Charger Award winner for passing the most cars. That locked him into Sunday's main event if he was unable to advance into the show.
Starks had a similar performance during the event finale as he timed in sixth quickest during qualifying before a seventh-place run in a heat race ranked him 16th in points. That started him on the outside of the eighth row for the main event.
"Everything played out pretty similar to Saturday," he said. "We had a good race car and were able to pass a lot of cars in the feature, but we just started too far back. I was pleased we were able to come away with a pair of top 10s considering where we started both Weikert Memorial A Mains."
Starks finished eighth, which marked his eighth top 10 of the season.
The weekend began on Friday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., where Starks qualified sixth quickest to open the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event. He rocketed to the lead during his heat race, but a rear end failure resulted in a DNF. That relegated the team to the Last Chance Showdown.
Starks placed fourth in the consolation race to transfer into the back of the main event. He closed the night by rallying from 22nd to 17 th, which was the second-most cars passed in the feature.
"We were set up pretty well through the first part of the night until the mechanical problem," he said. "We did our best to overcome that and make up as much ground as we could in the main event after starting near the back."
QUICK RESULTS -
May 25 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: DNF (2); B Main: 4 (1); Feature: 17 (22).
May 26 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 7 (5); Feature: 10 (19).
May 27 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 7 (5); Feature: 8 (16).
SEASON STATS -
26 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 15 top 20s
UP NEXT -
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, Starks Timber Processing, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Fibreworks Composites, Champion Brands, 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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