Inside Line Promotions - LUBBOCK, Texas (Sept. 29, 2020) - John Carney II enjoyed a career-best run during the famed COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires last year.
The SawBlade.com Xiphos saw blade sponsored competitor finished second during the preliminary night before earning a third-place outing at the finale of the marquee event hosted by I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.
"I think last year at this race we started on the pole the first night so we were high point and we ran second," Carney II said. "We made the dash and ran fourth in it during the second night. I actually led probably 10 or 12 laps in the feature. We ended up with a third so I'm certainly looking to improve on that."
Carney II will return to the bullring this Friday and Saturday for the 33 rd edition of the event, which is sanctioned by the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.
"We've always had a fast car there," he said. "Sometimes it's a matter of not getting tangled up with someone early in the night. It's not where you start in the heat race; it's who you start with. You always want to have one or two cars that you feel like you can pass. The biggest thing is not getting together with anyone in the heat race or the qualifier because that will ruin your weekend."
Carney II has visited I-30 Speedway twice this year. He was in contention for a top five and potentially a win during a start in June before contact resulted in a DNF. Carney II advanced from 20th to 13 th during his most recent visit in August.
SEASON STATS -
35 races, 5 wins, 9 top fives, 17 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 30 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 33 rd annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
MEDIA LINKS -
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com
SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. SawBlade.com is the official saw blade of the American Sprint Car Series and the title sponsor of every ASCS National Tour A Feature as well as Victory Lane. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com.
"Everything came together where SawBlade.com wanted to work with me on the motor sports side and felt I could help market their new Xiphos saw blade," Carney II said. "I'm glad to welcome them on board this year along with my continued sponsors that have supported me throughout the years."
Carney would also like to thank SawBlade.com, Danny Sander Construction, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Burkham Contracting, South Plains Towing, CSR Garage, Jackson Compaction, Speedway Motors Racing Engines, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Raider Graphix and Tejas Motors for their continued support.
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