Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Michael opens FAST Series season with podium finish at Wayne County Speedway
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
FREMONT, Ohio (June 29, 2020) – Finishing just one position shy of perfect, the ‘Texas Traveler’ T.J. Michael did everything he could to earn a second-ever FAST Series feature win on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway, but Buckeye veteran and local favorite Dean Jacobs beat him to the stripe.
Michael, driver of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Architectural Stone/Crown Battery/Fremont Fence Company/Pro-Tech Services/Wood Heating and Air Conditioning/Kear’s Speed Shop/Wings Unlimited/Big D’s Pizza/No. 8M sprint car, finished second on Saturday night at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval,’ squaring-off for the FAST Series season-opener from the pole position and leading the first 13 circuits.
A great night for the stat book, the runner-up result was Michael’s top performance of the season, thus far, kicking-off the evening with a second-place finish during his respective heat race.
“It was a great night for our team. We certainly needed that one,” Michael said, who owns one FAST Series win while in action at Waynesfield Raceway Park. “I can’t thank everyone who is a part of this team enough. We have the equipment and the ability to win races and that’s what we are working toward. Finishing second can leave a sour taste at times, but it’s tough to be mad about getting beat by Dean (Jacobs). He knows his way around Wayne County. Hopefully we can put this momentum to use and get that extra spot during Wayne County’s speedweek race.”
Other recent results for T.J. Michael includes finishing 18th at Attica Raceway Park one night prior to his Wayne County visit. The Plano, Texas-native opened his evening at Attica with the sixth-fastest time during qualifying time trials, eventually finishing fourth during his respective heat race.
Michael and Michael Motorsports will continue their 2020 campaign with a busy slate of Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael’s speedweek agenda will feature upwards of seven starts beginning with Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 3, followed by a Fremont Speedway doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, July 4-5. Other Speedweek events on Michael’s schedule include Wayne County Speedway on Monday, July 6, Portsmouth Raceway Park on Friday, July 10, and finally, Sharon Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12.
TJ Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kear’s Speed Shop, Wings Unlimited, Big D’s Pizza.
Keep up with TJ Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.
2019 Wins: 1 (Waynesfield Raceway Park – FAST Series – August 2)
2020 Highlights: Driving for Clayton Snow Racing, rallied from 11th to fourth during Marysville Raceway start on Saturday, May 9. Finished second during FAST Series action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, June 27.
Photo Credit: WRT Speedwerx/Hockley