Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Sides Earns Hard Charger Award After Rallying for Season-Best Result at Lernerville
Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 27, 2020) - Jason Sides had to overcome a tough starting position, an early crash and two trips to the work area before he secured his best result of the season last Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway.
Sides qualified 11th quickest, placed sixth in a heat race and won the Last Chance Showdown to lock into the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series main event during the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup.
"We got going good in the feature," he said. "I'm not sure what happened to Hunter (Schuerenberg), but when I came around somebody darted to the inside of him and bam there he was. It smashed the header flat. I think that's about all it tore up, but the engine was barely running. I went to the work area. Nobody carries a spare header. My plan was to push back off, let Gravy get one and then on the next caution come in. We had a quick caution and they got it changed and it was good that we did."
Sides restarted at the back of the field and used the bottom groove to his advantage, rallying from last to a seventh-place result. He also earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.
"I never went to the top once," he said. "We could get off the bottom and it was pretty good down there. Once we got going we could catch the guys. They'd either slip up or try to run the top and we'd get by. I want to thank everyone for their help in the work area because I'm really glad we were able to get back out to finish the race."
Sides then headed to Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Thursday. He qualified 10th quickest in his group and finished fifth in a heat race to lock into the A Main. Sides gained a few positions in the feature to place 15th.
"We were happy just to make that show," he said. "We got out of there without any problems and moved forward so it was a good night."
Unfortunately, mechanical woes hampered him during both nights at the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals hosted by Williams Grove Speedway last weekend.
Sides returns to action with the World of Outlaws this Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, and Sunday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind.
QUICK RESULTS -
July 21 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (21).
July 23 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 15 (19).
July 24 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: DNF (7); B Main: DNS (15).
July 25 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: DNF (7).
SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -
42 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 6 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 29 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, and Sunday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
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"Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., has been with me for about 15 years," Sides said. "If I need something I can count on Kimball and his team. Regardless of what happens they've stuck by me and that gives me a lot of confidence."
Sides would also like to thank East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, Dancer Logistics, Inc., Jim Schuhknecht, R.E. Enterprises, TORA TORA, 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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