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Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports Capture Runner-Up Result During Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - GAFFNEY, S.C. (April 8, 2019) - Trey Starks posted the best season-opening result of his sprint car career last Saturday at Cherokee Speedway.

After Friday's USCS Series event at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., rained out, Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports ventured to Cherokee Speedway for the weekend finale. He advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race before maneuvering from third to second in the main event.


"It went really well," he said. "I was really comfortable in the car. It was my longest offseason. I wasn't sure how quick I'd react, but we picked up right where we left off last year. Everything was comfortable and the car was fast. I was disappointed to not get the win, but it was a great night.

"I got to second real quick and settled in pretty good. Johnny (Bridges) was setting a good pace. I knew that we were faster and needed a little time to get by him, but it seemed like every five laps we'd have a caution. It'd take four laps to get to his bumper after each restart and every time we'd run a few laps we'd have a caution. Our longest run was with seven laps to go. We were at his bumper at the checkered flag and just needed one more lap."

Starks finished second by less than one tenth of a second.

"I wanted to get in traffic, but it didn't play out that way," he said. "Sometimes that's how races go. You take what you can get from it."

Starks shifts his focus to the Knoxville Raceway season opener this Saturday. The team will take part in Friday's practice night at the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, prior to Saturday's competition.

"I'm really excited to race regularly at Knoxville this year," he said. "It will be a great challenge. Hopefully we can get off to a strong start with a good result on Saturday."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 6 - Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (3).


SEASON STATS -


1 race, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -


Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

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 - Golf Cart Services

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"I want to thank Golf Cart Services for its support of our team," Starks said. "They are a huge part of our program and I can't wait to get their logo in Victory Lane."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank E-Z-GO, J&J Auto Racing, Champion Brands, Fibreworks Composites, FK Rod Ends, 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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