Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2020) - Sams LaMountain Racing is hoping a mechanical adjustment or two will be just what Danny Sams III needs at Knoxville Raceway.
The primary engine visited a dyno this week in an effort to fine-tune it with the 360 Knoxville Nationals just around the corner.
"Qualifying has really been burying us at Knoxville," Sams III said. "I'm running half a second faster in the C Main when the track is slicked off compared to in qualifying when the track is heavy. We're just lacking some speed."
Sams III qualified 20th quickest in his group last Saturday at the half-mile oval. He then gained two positions to finish eighth in a heat race before winning the C Main from third. Unfortunately, the night ended early on the opening lap of the B Main.
"We were in the wrong spot at the wrong time," he said. "Someone flipped in front of us and the car next to me turned left. We collided and rode it out for a second before we ended up getting upside down. When I went end over end it snapped a tube on the frame. We have that getting welded back together this week."
Sams III said the team will use a backup car when returning to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday for the final round of preparation prior to the 360 Knoxville Nationals.
"We tried some stuff on the car and it didn't work last Saturday," he said. "We know where to look to get the car to dig into the track more instead of it wanting to get loose. Hopefully we can keep getting closer to where we need to be."
QUICK RESULTS -
July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 8 (10); C Main: 1 (3); B Main: DNF (17).
SEASON STATS -
15 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa
MEDIA LINKS -
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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