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Inside Line Promotions - PETTY, Texas (June 1, 2020) - Channin Tankersley will make his season debut with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 this weekend.
The Old School Racing driver plans to compete on Thursday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.; on Friday at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla.; and on Saturday at Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Okla., during the Cometic Gasket Thunder Through the Plains presented by Hercules Tires.
"It's definitely a learning curve," he said comparing 410ci sprint car racing to his usual 360ci sprint car competition. "The car reacts a little different between how you drive them and the adjustments you do to them. The next two weeks will be a steep learning curve for us. Hopefully we learn something that can help translate to our 360 program, too.
"I'd be pretty satisfied if we could make all the shows and run consistently in the top 10. I'd be pretty happy with that."
Tankersley has earned four top fives in five races this season, including a runner-up result last Saturday at 82 Speedway during a Sprint Car Bandits Series event. One of those races this season was in a 410 and he made the most of it, qualifying 10th quickest out of the 32 drivers before placing third in a heat race and fifth in the main event on April 25 at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D.
This weekend will offer another great car count as Tankersley returns to Lawton Speedway for the first time since 2017 before making his debut at Red Dirt Raceway and Outlaw Motor Speedway.
"I've probably raced at Lawton 10 times," he said. "We've been decent. A couple of years ago we ran fifth during an ASCS National Tour Speedweek show. We've run second and third a couple of times there, too.
"I grew up on the bullrings. It's like second nature with the similarities. That should help rolling into these tracks this weekend."
QUICK RESULTS -
May 30 - 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 2 (3).
SEASON STATS -
5 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Thursday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.; Friday at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla.; and Saturday at Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Okla., during the Cometic Gasket Thunder Through the Plains presented by Hercules Tires with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
MEDIA LINKS -
Tankersley has t-shirts ranging from youth medium to 4XL for sale at his race trailer.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children provides specialized care to children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate regardless of the families ability to pay. For more information, visit https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc .
"Our car owner Bruce Griffith is a long-time supporter of Shriners Hospitals for Children, which does amazing things for children in need," Tankersley said.
Tankersley would also like to thank Old School Racing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Intra Services, Challenger Drilling, Fastway Auto Rehab, Finishline Blasting & Coating, Blackfoot Electric, Dependable Diesel Truck Service, Houston Truck Parts, Griffith Sheet Metal and Day Motorsports for their continued support.
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