CALISTOGA, Calif. (April 12, 2016) – Jason Sides is slated to invade a trio of tracks this weekend as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series spring swing through the West comes to a close.
Sides will tackle Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., for the Budweiser Bash on Friday. It will mark his first trip back to the track since he established a new track record in 2006 and placed ninth in the main event.
“I remember we set a new track record, but got caught up in a crash in our heat race,” he said. “We had some speed there so hopefully we can have that again this weekend.”
Sides will then venture to Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., for the SoCal Showdown on Saturday. He scored a 10th-place result at the half-mile oval last year.
“You need to start in the top half of the field to finish well there,” he said. “There’s not much passing. There will probably be twin heat races because of a low car count though so that will give you twice the chance to be in the dash.”
USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., will wrap up the weekend for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout next Monday.
“The last couple of times we’ve been there it was pretty decent,” he said. “We’re still looking to get over the hurdle there so hopefully we can put together a good qualifying lap with a solid heat race to be in contention in the main event.”
Sides placed 11th at the high-banked track last season.
Last weekend’s Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway was rained out.
SEASON STATS –
18 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 7 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 16 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., for the Budweiser Bash; Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., for the SoCal Showdown; and Monday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
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