Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (Sept. 1, 2020) - Sides Motorsports produced one of its best weekends of the season with Jason Sides and Tim Kaeding teaming up last Saturday and Sunday.
Kaeding guided the team to the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars on Saturday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., and a top-10 outing on Sunday at I-80 Speedway. Meanwhile, Sides advanced from 16th to 12th at U.S. 36 Raceway and from 20th to 11 th at I-80 Speedway.
"It was a pretty good run for both cars," Sides said. "Qualifying wasn't very good for either of us either night, but we got better as each night went on."
Kaeding overcame the 24th place qualifying result and an eighth-place run in a heat race at U.S. 36 Raceway to win the Last Chance Showdown from seventh. He continued to roll forward in the A Main by maneuvering from 19th to 11th.
Kaeding locked into the 16th starting spot in the feature at I-80 Speedway thanks to a fourth-place finish in a heat race. He and Sides, who started 20th, both used the bottom groove to rally toward the top 10.
"In the feature both cars got running the bottom really good," Sides said. "The top got further around. I got by TK at one point, but I got hung up behind someone and he got back around. I would have liked us both to finish in the top 10, but it was good to make the progress we did."
Kaeding's ninth-place finish was the team's seventh top 10 of the season. Sides' nine positions gained marked the third-most cars passed in the feature.
Next up is a trip to Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., this Saturday and Sunday.
"We've run well there at times so I'm excited to get back there," Sides said. "Tod (Quiring) will do a good job with the place and we're glad to have racing back at Huset's."
QUICK RESULTS -
Aug. 29 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 6 (9); Feature: 12 (16).
Aug. 30 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 11 (20).
Aug. 29 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 1 (7); Feature: 11 (19).
Aug. 30 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 9 (16).
SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -
56 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 7 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 38 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Saturday and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
MEDIA LINKS -
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Jim Schuhknecht
"Jim started helping out a few years ago," Sides said. "He's a really good guy who is a big fan of the sport. Jim has helped me when I've needed it the most and we really appreciate his support."
Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., BR Motorsports, East Coast Logistics, King Racing Products, VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., 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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