Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Oct. 21, 2020) - Derek Hagar recorded his 12th podium finish of the season last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway where he piloted a 305ci winged sprint car for Todd Bradford during the Jimmy Huffman Memorial.
"Todd is a good friend and a good customer," he said. "He was on vacation last week and asked if I'd drive his car. We got it ready for the weekend. He has nice equipment and it was an honor to drive for him and give him a good top-five finish."
Hagar began the night by advancing from his third starting position to a runner-up result during a heat race.
"We had some issues with the motor not wanting to run when it was cold," he said. "We got passed and fell to fifth in the heat race. Then we worked our way back to second. They don't do passing points so that put us starting eighth in the feature.
"We made quick work and got to fourth quickly. We kept having cautions and finally had a long run. We got to second with about five laps to go. The leader, Howard Moore, was gone. I'm not sure we had anything for him with a yellow, but I wish we had clean track quicker. I felt like I started to run him down with a handful of laps to go, but we ran out of time."
Hagar's second-place showing was his fourth runner-up result of the season.
He plans on taking this weekend off before wrapping up the season at Riverside International Speedway during the 12th annual USCS Flip Flop 50 and USCS Fall Nationals on Oct. 30-31 with the USCS Series.
QUICK RESULTS -
Oct. 17 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 2 (8).
SEASON STATS -
21 races, 8 wins, 14 top fives, 18 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 21 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Oct. 30-31 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the 12th annual USCS Flip Flop 50 and USCS Fall Nationals with the USCS Series
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Summit Truck Group
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"Summit Truck Group jumped on board with us last year," Hagar said. "We appreciate the support of such a reputable company. They sell a great quality truck and provide a great service."
Hagar would like to thank B&D Towing and Recovery, J&J Auto Racing, Dynotech Performance, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, Petra Construction, Administrative Consulting Services, Hedger Brothers Ready Mix, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.
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