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|Starks Stymied by Misfortune During Season Finale in Florida
Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Nov. 13, 2018) - The season didn't end the way Trey Starks had hoped as misfortune hampered the Gobrecht Motorsports team during a USCS Series doubleheader at Bubba Raceway Park last weekend.
A mechanical problem slowed the team on Friday as Starks placed seventh in a heat race before charging from seventh to second place in the B Main to garner a transfer into the back of the main event. However, he pulled off the track early in the feature because of the mechanical woes.
"Friday didn't go as we wanted so we worked hard to put that behind us and give ourselves the best opportunity for success on Saturday," Starks said. "It went better, but not without any trouble."
The team rebounded on Saturday, winning a heat race from the pole to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event. Starks maneuvered into the fourth position and was close to a spot on the podium when a lapped car spun in front of the second-place driver. He spun and Starks had nowhere to go, forcing him to spin to avoid a head-on crash.
"That was one of those racing deals where we had no other option," he said. "It all happened right in front of me and I had to get sideways to keep from running into another car straight on."
Starks lined up at the back of the field and rallied to finish 12 th.
"The track ended up taking some rubber so progress was harder to make in the final laps," he said. "That wasn't the way we wanted to end the season, but we had a fast race car and it was circumstances out of our control that kept us from a podium and possibly a win."
QUICK RESULTS -
Nov. 9 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 2 (7); Feature: DNF (17).
Nov. 10 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (7).
SEASON STATS -
76 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 49 top 20s
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, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Champion Brands, Fibreworks Composites, 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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