Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Tim Kaeding Leads Sides Motorsports to Top 10 at Knoxville Raceway
Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 16, 2020) - Sides Motorsports came away with a top-10 outing last weekend during the Brownells Big Guns Bash hosted by Knoxville Raceway.
Tim Kaeding charged from 20th to ninth on Friday during his season debut with the team to kick off the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader.
"He had to start a little far back, but had a pretty good car late in the race," team owner Jason Sides said. "He got going good once the fuel burned off. He has a really good balance with that car. We just need to fine-tune it earlier in the night."
Kaeding qualified 10th quickest in his group and finished fifth in a heat race to lock into the 20th starting position. His rally to ninth was the team's second top 10 of the season. It was also the second-most cars passed in the feature.
Kaeding followed that performance by maneuvering from eighth to fifth place in a heat race and from 18th to 14th in the main event on Saturday.
"I think the bottom was a little thinner than Friday," Sides said. "He wanted to get some laps there not racing as much this year. We used that as a test session for him to see where we are at and to make him better. We're happy with it."
Sides' night ended in the Last Chance Showdown both nights.
"We need to make the right rear stick in the corner," he said. "It gets a little free where I need to be tighter on the right rear. We got better throughout the night on Saturday, but when you hurt yourself in qualifying or the heat races it's usually a tough hill to climb."
Sides will venture to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., this Friday and Saturday for the next World of Outlaws event.
QUICK RESULTS -
June 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (Jason Sides) - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 8 (5); B Main: 12 (11).
June 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (Tim Kaeding) - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 9 (20).
June 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (Jason Sides) - Qualifying: 23; Non-qualifier race: 4 (6); Heat race: 8 (11); B Main: 10 (14).
June 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (Tim Kaeding) - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 14 (18).
SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -
22 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 14 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday and Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
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"Dave Horrell does the jobs that people don't want to do," Sides said. "He's a hard working guy and we've been fortunate to have him as part of our team for several years. Dave and his family have become more family than a sponsor. I call him when I just want to talk. His support means a lot."
Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, 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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