|*PHOTO BY TWISTED CHASSIS PHOTOGRAPHY*|
Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (June 1, 2020) - Jason Sides recorded his best finish of the season during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway.
While the 12th-place result wasn't what Sides aimed for, it was a step in the right direction during what has been a wild 2020 season
"We changed the car from Friday to Saturday and it seemed like it helped," he said. "We weren't that great, but throughout the feature it got a little better. We could move around. Once the track cleaned off we got a little faster and better."
Sides kicked off the doubleheader on Friday by qualifying 13th quickest. He then finished where he started - fourth - in a heat race to lock into the main event. The night concluded with a 17th-place feature finish.
"We were decent most of the night," he said. "In the feature I was trying to get underneath somebody and I spun out to keep from hitting him. I was a little ticked at myself and ran in a little harder and passed a few cars those last few laps. Maybe I need to make myself madder earlier each race."
Saturday featured an improvement as Sides placed 12th in qualifying and fourth in a heat race before gaining four positions in the A Main to end 12th.
"The later in the race it went the better it got," he said. "That could be the fuel coming off and the track getting cleaned off. We caught up to those guys in front of us and raced with Ian Madsen and Sheldon Haudenschild for a top 10. Finishing 12th wasn't great, but with who we were racing with I felt good."
Next up is a World of Outlaws two-day event at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., this Friday and Saturday. His most recent top 10 at the oval came in 2016.
"A two-day show anywhere right now is good," he said. "We've had some decent runs there in the past. It's all about getting qualified well. Then we can worry about everything from then on."
QUICK RESULTS -
May 29 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 17 (13).
May 30 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 12 (16).
SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -
16 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 4 top 15s, 10 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday and Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
MEDIA LINKS -
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - TORA TORA
TORA TORA is a blues-based hard rock band formed in Memphis, Tenn., in the late 1980s. Band members include Keith Douglas, Patrick Francis, John Patterson and Anthony Corder. TORA has two major releases Surprise Attack/Wild America through A&M Records that promoted five singles and videos (Walkin' Shoes, Guilty, Phantom Rider, Amnesia and Faith Healer). The band recently released a new album titled 'Bastards of Beale.' For more information, visit http://www.TORATORAMusic.com.
"It's an exciting relationship," Sides said. "They are from Memphis and we're from Memphis. A lot of good bands and a lot of good racers come from Memphis. I used to race dirt bikes with guys that were on their setup crew years ago. I've been to several concerts and listened to their music for 20-plus years. We're excited to have them as part of the team."
Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, Dancer Logistics, Inc., Jim Schuhknecht, 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.
INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -
Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.
To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com . For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.