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|Starks Produces Sixth-Place Result During Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway
Inside Line Promotions - ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (Oct. 11, 2018) - Trey Starks capped last weekend by scoring a sixth-place result during the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway.
The Gobrecht Motorsports driver qualified second quickest despite going out last in time trials. He then won the first heat race from the pole before maneuvering from eighth to fourth place in the second heat race. That ranked him first in overall points and garnered the pole position for the main event.
"We set ourselves up well through the first half of the night," Starks said. "That's always the goal is to be in contention for the win once the green flag is waved for the main event. We knew it'd be tough with Lance Dewease starting beside us and all of the great competition right behind us.
"Lance got the jump right away and we ran second. We had an opportunity to close in on Lance in traffic and I knew I had to make something happen so I pushed hard. I ended up getting over the cushion and that allowed three guys to get by. Then we lost one more spot in the closing laps. We weren't able to contend for the win, but we held on for a sixth-place effort during one of Central Pennsylvania's biggest races so we were pleased overall."
The sixth-place finish was Starks' best finish at Lincoln Speedway since a fifth-place result in July 2017.
The weekend began on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway, where Starks placed 11th during the Al Hamilton Tribute/Dirt Classic Qualifier main event that had been postponed a couple of weeks because of rain.
He then competed in a full program, finishing sixth in a heat race before exiting the track early in the main event at the half-mile oval.
"We knocked the nose wing down and were running midpack so we pulled in," he said. "It wasn't our best night so I'm glad we were able to rebound the following night at Lincoln."
Starks is scheduled to compete in a trio of races this weekend. The action begins on Friday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa., hosts a race on Saturday before Starks wraps up the weekend on Sunday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
QUICK RESULTS -
Oct. 5 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 6 (2); Feature: DNF (18); Make-Up Feature: 11 (7).
Oct. 6 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race #1: 1 (1); Heat race #2: 4 (8); Feature: 6 (1).
SEASON STATS -
69 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 21 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 46 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.; Saturday at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa.; and Sunday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
MEDIA LINKS -
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, 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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