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Starks Making Rare Starts in Washington With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - NEWBERRYTOWN, Pa. (Aug. 29, 2018) - Trey Starks is returning home for the upcoming World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series shows in his home state of Washington.

Starks will pilot a No. 55 entry for Wheatley Motorsports this Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger during the Outlaw Energy Showdown and next Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma. He will also compete in the Summer Thunder Sprint Series race at Grays Harbor Raceway on Sunday for Doug Rutz.


"It's always fun to race in front of our family and friends at home," he said. "I don't get to do that very often since I race primarily for Gobrecht Motorsports, which is based in the East. Hopefully we will be fast right out of the box each night and we can put some solid performances together. I want to thank Shannon Wheatley and Doug Rutz for the opportunities."

Starks posted a ninth-place result during his most recent World of Outlaws start at Skagit Speedway in 2016 and he advanced from 23rd to 17 th last year during the World of Outlaws show at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Starks is coming off a frustrating weekend that featured a lot of misfortune during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions action in Central Pennsylvania.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver qualified fifth quickest in his group and placed seventh in a heat race before garnering a fourth-place result in the B Main to earn a transfer into the back of the feature at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., last Thursday. Unfortunately, he was caught up in a crash that kept him from competing the following night at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

The hectic weekend wrapped up on Sunday at BAPS Motor Speedway. Starks qualified second quickest in his group. He then finished sixth in a heat race and second in the B Main before advancing from 22nd to 19 th in the A Main.

"It certainly was not the weekend we anticipated," he said. "It was a struggle from start to finish, but you'll have that in racing from time to time. You can't get too high on the positives or too low on the negatives. You just have to work hard to find consistency and to keep it. That's our focus right now."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 23 - Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 4 (2); Feature: 23 (22).

Aug. 26 - BAPS Motor Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 6 (3); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 19 (22).

SEASON STATS -


57 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 17 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Outlaw Energy Showdown and Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Sunday at Grays Harbor Raceway with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series

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 .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

Located in McKenzie, Tenn., J&J Auto Racing has manufactured sprint car chassis and racing parts for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.JandJAutoRacing.com .

"I've been working with J&J Auto Racing for several years and they build the best product around," Starks said.

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Textron Off Road, Golf Cart Services, Champion Brands, FK Rod Ends, 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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