Sarver, PA (July 18, 2007) - Jason Sides kicked off the World of Outlaws' second Eastern Tour of the season with a 6th place finish at Lernerville Speedway. The Don Martin Memorial was originally scheduled for Tuesday night but weather conditions delayed the race until Wednesday. The Sides Motorsports team will immediately head across Pennsylvania for a three-day visit to Williams Grove Speedway, beginning Thursday and concluding Saturday night.
Sides was content after his finish Wednesday. When the Outlaw officials made the decision to only have one lap of qualifying, Sides was a little worried since his luck hasn’t been great under previous one-lap qualifying conditions. Sides ended up qualifying 13th, which put him on the front row of the first heat race, and setting him up strong for the rest of the event. He finished second in his heat and earned access into the night’s Crane Cams Dash, where he ran 8th. He moved up quickly in the main event and was running as high as 4th but finished the 40-lap race in 6th.
“The whole night was good,” Jason said. “We got going in the feature.
We started 8th and got to the bottom pretty quick and passed a few cars. The last couple laps the brakes started going away and Shaffer got by, but the night was pretty good for us and we came home 6th.”
Jason is looking to continue through the Eastern swing with more consistent and good finishes, but he is aware that it’s not going to be easy. Sides knows that running out on the East Coast means that they’ll be competing against the fiercest local competition in the country. Still, Jason views his most difficult obstacle just on the luck of the draw. Because of the number of cars and the level of competition, it is necessary to get a good pill draw and get out on the track to get a good qualifying time. This is especially important at The Grove because the final night is based upon accumulated points from the two previous nights.
“Going into Williams Grove, it all depends on your draw and your qualifying position there,” Sides stated. “If we can get a good draw there then we will be good.”
As Sides hopes for Lady Luck to be on his side at Williams Grove, he will also be looking farther ahead when the Outlaws visit Lebanon Valley Speedway in Lebanon Valley, NY, on July 22nd. From there the Outlaws will make their first ever scheduled appearance, across the Northern border, in Oshweken, Ontario, Canada on July 25th. Sides Motorsports will then beginning making their way back home, as they compete the 27th at I-96 Raceway in Lake Odessa, MI, and the 28th at K-C Raceway in Chillicothe, OH. Then it’ll be ‘home sweet home,’ for a short time anyway, before the 7S team heads back up north to Wisconsin.
Be sure to follow Jason’s journey through the 2007 World of Outlaws season by logging onto www.sidesmotorsports.com for the latest news and results.
Sides Motorsports would also like to thank the following sponsors for their support:
Wetherington Tractor Services, Inc.
Don Ott Racing Engines
Maxim Racing Chassis
Dancer Logistics, Inc.
Four Seasons Radiators
Artic Cat Motorsports
Mercury Printing Co.
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