Tuesday, July 28, 2020
West Jr. Learns Throughout ASCS Mid-South Region Show at I-30 Speedway
Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 28, 2020) - Jeffrey West Jr. soaked up as many lessons as he could last Saturday during his fifth career 360ci winged sprint car race.
West Jr. visited I-30 Speedway for the second career time during an ASCS Mid-South Region event.
"I started on the pole of our heat race and I got passed in the first turn by Marshall Skinner and Ernie Ainsworth," he said. "We rode in third for the whole heat race. Then we had to run the B Main and I led the first half of it before Brad Bowden passed me.
"In the B Main people kept throwing sliders on me going into turn one. I had about six restarts I had to do and that was great experience. I don't have much experience being on the pole. I was able to get good jumps the last couple of restarts. I'm still learning every weekend."
The runner-up result in the B Main earned a transfer into the main event. West Jr. gained a pair of positions in the feature to finish 14 th. It marked his career-best outing at the quarter-mile oval.
"We've got to get the car dialed in for when the track gets slick," he said. "We're still learning that. But I feel like we made better progress than when we were there the first time. Once the track rubbered up it was my first time experiencing that, too. It was pretty wild. It rubbered up in turns one and two. I could hit it and get a huge run down the back straightaway. I'm just learning so much each time we race."
The outing moved West Jr. into 10th in the ASCS Mid-South Region championship standings. He is only 54 points out of the top five.
Next up is a new track and a new state this Saturday when West Jr. joins the ASCS Mid-South Region at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss.
"I don't have too high of expectations," he said. "A solid top 10 would be great. It will be kind of a guessing game as far as the setup. I feel like I adjust pretty quickly. That will be the biggest track I've ran on so that will take some getting used to as well."
QUICK RESULTS -
July 25 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (1); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 14 (16).
SEASON STATS -
5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., with the ASCS Mid-South Region
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West Jr. would like to thank Flashe Graphics, Rick's Powder Coating and Jeff and Kim West for their continued support.
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