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|Posted: Tuesday Nov 14th, 2017 11:35 PM||
|Starks Scores Victory and Charges to Top Five During Final Weekend of Season
Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2017) - Trey Starks produced a pair of stout performances last weekend during a USCS Series doubleheader at Bubba Raceway Park.
Starks led the Gobrecht Motorsports team to its third win of the season on Friday during the opening round before charging from 14th to fifth to cap Saturday's finale.
"It was a very successful weekend and is a good way to end our 2017 season," Starks said. "We had a fast race car and we showed it. There were a lot of great drivers down there including Terry McCarl, Greg Wilson, Mark Smith and Danny Smith along with the regular top USCS drivers so for us to win and earn a top five during the two nights was an accomplishment."
The weekend began on Friday with Starks advancing from fourth to second place in a heat race. That put him in a good position in points going into the main event, which landed with the inversion lining Starks up on the pole.
"We caught a break with getting the pole position because the track was predominately around the bottom," he said. "We took advantage and got the lead right away. I knew I couldn't miss my marks and get off the bottom so I tried to be patient. Getting through traffic can be tricky when the track is like that, but everything worked in our favor."
Starks led the distance to score the triumph.
The team returned to the oval on Saturday and kicked off the season finale by finishing where they started - fourth - in a dash. Starks then advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the seventh row for the main event.
"There were a couple of early crashes we made our way through and then I just tried to pick my way through the field as best I could," he said. "We ended up working our way into the top five by the checkered flag, which was a good finish for the team and our season."
Starks maneuvered from 14th to fifth place to earn the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.
QUICK RESULTS -
Nov. 10 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (1).
Nov. 11 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Dash: 4 (4); Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 5 (14).
SEASON STATS -
70 races, 3 wins, 16 top fives, 23 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 53 top 20s
MEDIA LINKS -
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 Champion Brands, Starks Timber Processing, Golf Cart Services, ServiceMaster Clean, Textron Off Road, Fibreworks Composites, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Kleffel's, Moose Blocks, 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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