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|Posted: Monday Nov 5th, 2018 10:26 PM||
|Starks Seeking Strong Run in Florida to Close Out the Season
Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 5, 2018) - Trey Starks is looking to end the year strong by competing in Florida this weekend with the USCS Series.
The Gobrecht Motorsports driver will race on Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, where he was victorious last year during the final weekend of the season.
"We're going to test tomorrow in North Carolina and then we'll throw a 360 in to run in Florida to see if we can get some momentum to end the season," Starks said. "We ran well there last year so hopefully we can duplicate that performance."
The team invaded The Dirt Track at Charlotte last weekend for the World of Outlaws World Finals. Starks qualified ninth quickest in his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series group for Friday's program and he was 11th quickest for Saturday's show.
He placed fifth in both a heat race and the Last Chance Showdown on Friday to earn a transfer into the main event, which was postponed to Saturday afternoon because of curfew. However, the race was short-lived because of mechanical woes.
"We fought mechanical issues," he said. "We had a red flag and came to the work area. We pulled the hood off and tried some stuff, but couldn't get it resolved."
Starks was credited with a 24th-place finish.
The event concluded that evening with Starks placing fourth in a heat race and seventh in the Last Chance Showdown - both only one position shy of making the A Main.
"We were up to third in the heat, but lost a spot on the double-file restart," he said. "In the B Feature we were in a transfer spot and ended up blowing out a bunch of oil for two or three laps. I was running in oil and we lost two or three spots. I made it back up to seventh, but just couldn't get that last transfer spot. That ended our weekend on a sour note.
"It definitely wasn't the weekend we wanted and it didn't go as planned. We had several issues throughout the weekend. We had speed all weekend, but the pieces didn't fall together."
QUICK RESULTS -
Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 5 (3); Feature: 24 (23).
Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 7 (7).
SEASON STATS -
74 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 48 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USCS Series
MEDIA LINKS -
Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fibreworks Composites
Fibreworks Composites has a unique combination of customers ranging from motor sports, OEM, solar and aerospace. A leader in the composite industry with the highest standards of quality and customer support, Fibreworks currently has two lines of business. FWC's core business is the custom design, engineering and manufacturing of composite parts. FWC's secondary line of business is high performance custom seating for the motor sports industry. For more information, visit http://www.FibreworksComposites.com .
"Fibreworks Composites makes custom seats and bodies for our race team," Starks said. "I never realized there was a difference in a seat until I used Fibreworks Composites and I'll never switch."
Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Textron Off Road, Golf Cart Services, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Champion Brands, 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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