Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 4, 2020) - Danny Sams III and the Sams LaMountain Racing team found speed early in the night at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday.
The team had struggled the previous two weekends with qualifying before racing well later in the program.
"We went with a completely different setup in the car and ran a different line," Sams III said. "Brad Benic from Momentum Racing Suspensions helped us and it all came together."
Sams III qualified a career-best 11th quickest in his group. A third-place run in a heat race locked him into the main event at the half-mile oval.
"We had a pretty good run until we had a mechanical failure," he said. "We gained some speed. Then we went to push off for the main event and the car wouldn't go into gear. It was something internal in the rear end."
The team was unable to race in the main event, but the problem has been fixed as the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank has arrived. Sams III will race in preliminary action on Friday prior to Saturday's finale.
"The goal is to make the show and put together a good night on Friday to gain enough points to be in the main event on Saturday," he said.
Sams III will then make his debut at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Sunday during the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.
QUICK RESULTS -
Aug. 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: DNS (-).
SEASON STATS -
16 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 30 th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and Sunday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
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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