Sides Heading to Indiana for World of Outlaws Doubleheader This Weekend
Inside Line Promotions – BARTLETT, Tenn. (April 24, 2017) – Jason Sides is fresh following a weekend at home thanks to Mother Nature wreaking havoc on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last weekend.
Sides took advantage of the free time after the Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz was postponed at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., and the Spring Classic was cancelled at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.
“It’s been nice to be home,” he said. “We get to be home next week, too. We got some things done that needed to be done on the truck and other things that you need to do at home that you can’t while you’re on the road.”
Sides will return to action this Friday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., and Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., with the World of Outlaws.
He placed 13th last season during his debut at Plymouth Speedway. Sides has more experience at Tri-State Speedway, where he has raced each of the last 10 years. He has a career-best result of third in 2009 and has posted five top 10s during his last eight races at the quarter-mile oval.
“We’ve had good runs there and we’ve had some bad runs there,” he said. “It’s kind of a crapshoot. You have to qualify well. You need to be up front to be a contender because you probably won’t charge from the back.”
Sides enters this weekend with a top-10 streak at eight consecutive races, which is his best stretch since recording nine straight in August and September of 2010.
“I think we’re headed in the right direction,” he said. “We’ve made some small changes and it’s gotten a lot better. I think we have a pretty good handle on it. We just need to keep running in the top three to get that first win of the season.”
SEASON STATS: 20 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 14 top 20s
UP NEXT: Friday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., and Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series