Sides Picks Up Career-Best World of Outlaws Result at Stockton Dirt Track
Inside Line Promotions – STOCKTON, Calif. (March 21, 2016) – Jason Sides powered to his career-best result at the Stockton Dirt Track last Saturday to cap the FVP Western Spring Shootout with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
“It was a lot better than the last two or three years there,” he said. “Just to get out of there without tearing anything up was good after the time we’ve had there in recent years.”
The weekend began last Friday with Sides qualifying 20th quickest. He then finished where he started – fifth – in a heat race to lock himself into the 20th starting position for the main event.
“It goes back to qualifying,” he said. “The first night we were in the middle of the pack. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t enough. When you’re starting in the third row of a heat race you try to get yourself a row. We got to third on the first lap, but there was a caution. On the restart it didn’t go as well and I ended up finishing fifth.”
Sides picked up a handful of positions in the main event as he posted a 15th-place result.
“There wasn’t much passing for us,” he said. “The track was a little difficult. They had knocked the cushion down and watered the bottom. There was a lot of train racing on the bottom.”
Finishing positions improved on Saturday as Sides timed in 16th quickest overall. He then maneuvered from sixth to fourth place in a heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the feature.
“We got to seventh on the start,” he said. “The bottom was decent and the top was good. I think Jason Johnson went back by us on the top late in the race. Someone else got beside us so I learned the top was getting faster. I moved up top and ran there the rest of the race.”
The eighth-place result marked the third top 10 of the season with the World of Outlaws for Sides, who ranks ninth in the championship standings.
He will return to action on Wednesday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the Brad Sweet presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws.
QUICK RESULTS –
March 18 – Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. – Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 15 (20).
March 19 – Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. – Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 8 (10).
SEASON STATS –
15 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 6 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 13 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Wednesday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the Brad Sweet presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
MEDIA LINKS –
LIVE AUDIO –
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Jim Schuhknecht
“Jim started helping out a couple of years ago,” Sides said. “He’s a really good guy and has helped me when I’ve needed it the most.”
Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., King Racing Products, Clean Seal, Inc., VRP Shocks, R.E. Enterprises, Dancer Logistics, Inc., BR Motorsports, FSR Radiators, East Coast Logistics, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.
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