Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 30, 2020) - Danny Sams III posted his second-best career result with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last Thursday during his debut at Caney Valley Speedway.
The oval in Caney, Kan., hosted the first series event since early March and the Sams LaMountain Racing driver was eager for the challenge. He placed second in a heat race to lock into the 11th starting position for the main event.
"We did really well," he said. "I was able to hold onto that 11 th spot for quite a while until a car spun out in front of me. It collected me and tore up the nose wing. We restarted at the back and passed some cars to get back to 13th."
The 13th-place result was one position shy of tying his career-best finish with the series. It marked his top outing of the year.
"It felt good to show up and be right on pace with everyone," he said. "It felt really good to be running up there. We've learned a lot during the little coronavirus offseason and we're trying to put it to good use."
Two days later Sams III ventured to I-30 Speedway for another ASCS National Tour event. He finished where he started in both a heat race - fourth - and a qualifier - seventh.
"We started off the night pretty fast and we made a qualifier," he said. "On the start a car flipped onto me. I was able to salvage a seventh-place finish. That lined me up fourth in a B Main. We were racing for the transfer spot when I was able to get in front of the third-place car. A caution came out before we could complete the lap. On the restart that driver got into the berm and pushed high. I went under him and as I did he went low to block. There was contact going into turn one and I was able to keep going. We ran third for a while before slipping to fourth. Then coming to the white flag I shredded the right rear tire."
Sams III was unable to finish the race after the blown tire.
The team is taking this weekend off before resuming ASCS National Tour action on July 11 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.
QUICK RESULTS -
June 25 - Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 13 (11).
June 27 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (4); Qualifier: 7 (7); B Main: DNF (4).
SEASON STATS -
10 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s
UP NEXT -
July 11 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Mountain Transport, Inc.
East Mountain Transport, Inc., is a supply chain specialized transport solution provider that offers full-service transportation, rigging and temperature-controlled air ride vans. The company also offers heavy haul trucking, over-dimensional cargo transport and flatbed freight service. For more information, visit http://www.EastMountainTransport.com .
"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."
Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Southern Racing Fuels, Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.
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