Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Sides Aiming for Continued Success at AGCO Jackson Nationals
Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (June 22, 2020) - Jason Sides heads to a beloved track this weekend when Jackson Motorplex hosts the 42 nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals.
Sides earned a pair of top 10s during the marquee World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at the 4/10-mile oval in Jackson, Minn., in 2017 and in 2018. He also won an Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions event at the track in 2012.
"The size and shape and everything about it is conducive to me," he said. "The older guys like Steve (Kinser), Jac (Haudenschild), all the ones who came from the big track era, they complained when they started changing the schedule from bigger tracks to smaller tracks. I now see it. There's a lot of action on the smaller tracks, but there's a lot of stuff that gets torn up. Bigger tracks give you room to move around.
"We've run good at Jackson so you go in there with the mindset you know how to run it and what to do with the car. The track seems pretty consistent as well. It gives you something to base everything off of."
Sides raced with the World of Outlaws during a doubleheader at Tri-State Speedway last weekend. He improved his qualifying and feature result from Friday to Saturday, ending the weekend with a 17th-place finish in the A Main.
"They farmed it and watered it all night, which is fine," he said. "When it came time to race on it there was no grip. Halfway through the races, until that stuff gets blown off, it's like riding on snot. You can't get the car tight enough. It's definitely a different track. It makes for a difficult read. If you try to start and stop around the bottom it's so much wheelspin. If you can keep momentum around the corner it's better.
"We made changes from the first night to the second night and it helped a ton. I think we were trying to keep up with it knowing we don't need to be as free and loose as we were on Friday."
QUICK RESULTS -
June 19 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 21 (18).
June 20 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 17 (20).
SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -
24 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 15 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Thursday through Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
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"I've used VRP Shocks for many years because they are the best on the market," he said. "We rely on VRP Shocks to give us consistency each and every night from track to track across the county on the World of Outlaws circuit."
Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Dancer Logistics, Inc., Jim Schuhknecht, TORA TORA, R.E. Enterprises, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.
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