Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 7, 2020) - Jason Sides is excited to venture to another half-mile oval this weekend when Port Royal Speedway hosts the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.
The Nittany Showdown runs Friday and Saturday at the dirt track in Port Royal, Pa., where Sides enjoyed a charge from the back of the pack to 10 th in October 2018. It marked his first top 10 at the track in 15 years.
"I enjoy racing on the bigger tracks these days," he said. "It's also great to go to Port Royal because of all the upgrades there in recent years. They've done a lot to make the facility top notch and we're excited to see the changes since we were there last."
Sides competed at a fellow Central Pennsylvania half-mile track last weekend during the 58th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway.
"We didn't have a very good weekend," he said. "We needed to qualify better and in a big event like the National Open that has 50 other cars you're probably not going to drive through the field once you get behind. We were unable to overcome not qualifying in the first couple rows of a heat race each night."
Sides qualified 13th quickest in his group on Friday before he placed eighth in a heat race and 14th in the Last Chance Showdown. He used a provisional to tag the field in the A Main, advancing from 30th to 27th.
Saturday's event played out in similar fashion with Sides timing in 11 th quickest in his group. He finished eighth in a heat race and 15th in the Last Chance Showdown.
QUICK RESULTS -
Oct. 2 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 14 (10); Feature: 27 (30).
Oct. 3 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 8 (6); B Main: 15 (12).
SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -
69 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 8 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 48 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Nittany Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
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"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."
Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, VRP Shocks, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, 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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