Top 10 finish in the new EIGHTsix Motorsports midget debut!
The EIGHTsix Motorsports midget made its USAC debut at Petaluma Speedway with Chris behind the wheel this past Saturday. The team got the car put together the week
before with help from David Prickett at Western Performance in Clovis, California.
The day started early leaving town 6am to make the 7 hour tow to Petaluma Speedway in northern California. Saturday was a USAC vs. BCRA Midget Series Clash race. This
was the second time Chris had visited Petaluma Speedway, but the first in the new EIGHTsix Motorsports Spike/Chevy Midget.
On his first qualifying attempt the muffler would come loose, eventually falling off in turn 2 cutting his session short. After returning to the pits the crew quickly
got the muffler back on and fixed Chris would tag the back of the session to get a single lap attempt at a qualifying time, bringing the car in at 10th.
The #86 would start on the outside of the second row in the 4th position of the first heat race. On the start Chris would quickly move into third before a red flag
just a few laps into the race. On the restart Chris was able to move himself in the second position in just a few laps. With a narrow race track early in the night passing was difficult. On lap 8
Chris would make an attempt for the lead with a drag race to the corner, but would ultimately have to settle for 2nd.
For the 24 car A-Main Event Feature Chris would start on the outside of the 4 row in the 8th position. With a hooked up fast track racing was close, quick, and
intense throughout the race. The new Chevrolet powerplant in the Spike midget was making great power all night, sometimes lifting the front wheels off the ground on the hooked up Petaluma soil. After
close battles with several cars throughout the race Chris would take the checkered flag in the 6th spot. Chris and the team were more than happy with the way the new midget performed all night and
are excited to get it out on the track again soon!
The team would like to extend a special thanks to Pete Davis from Hot
Heads Engine Heaters! Pete was kind enough to get our heater hooked up properly at the track & got the car a muffler that was able to pass the speedway noise
Chris would also like to thank all his 2013 Sponsors; Diamond Motorsports Auto Sales, Sidewaze Designs,
Hooker Harness, R2C Competition Filters, Ano-Tech Anodize Specialists, Cap's Brite Hot Coatings, Awesome Racewear, My Lucas Oil, Bell Helmets, Spy Optics, King Racing Products, Slick Products, Epic Cameras, &