Inside Line Promotions - LOXLEY, Ala. (March 23, 2021) - Greg Wilson posted a pair of runner-up results last weekend during the USCS Gulf Coast Shootout.
Wilson led his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics sponsored team forward every time it hit the track during the USCS Series doubleheader at Deep South Speedway, where he made his debut. Wilson now has four top fives in his first 10 races of the season.
"Over the winter we tried to keep things simplified and get back to a better baseline to where we are consistent and that is showing," he said. "We were fortunate the last few nights that we've drawn well and we're running good so that sets you up for a decent starting spot in the feature."
Racing began on Friday with Wilson winning his heat race after lining up on the outside of the front row. It was his third heat win of the season. The feature inversion lined Wilson up on the inside of the third row for the main event.
"We had a really good car," he said. "We got a good start and into fourth right away. We ran a bit and got by Mark (Smith) to third. We ran some more laps and got into traffic. We got around Max (Stambaugh) for second. Then we ran down Ricky (Stenhouse Jr.) and got to him. The caution came out with six or seven laps to go. He was just better than us in the clear and we probably used our tires up getting to him. He was using his too so that's not really an excuse. We could hang with him, but there's a difference between hanging with someone and getting around them."
Wilson's second-place finish was his third podium of the season.
Second was a common number on Saturday as Wilson finished in that position each time he hit the track. He hustled from fourth to second in the dash and a heat race, and he advanced from third to second in the A Main.
"We got to second right away," he said. "Jordon Mallett made absolutely no mistakes. We were within a car length or two most of the race. With the way the track ended up being toward the end of the race he needed to make a mistake and he just didn't make any. He did a great job."
Wilson will take this weekend off before kicking off the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions points season on April 2-3 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio.
"The All Star deal at Attica is going to be really tough," he said. "It's the first big race of the year so you know they'll get a pile of cars. A lot of it depends on where you'll end up in a heat race and how you'll time in in your heat race. We usually go pretty good at Attica. If we can get in the race, right now we have as good of a shot as any."
QUICK RESULTS -
March 19 - Deep South Speedway in Loxley, Ala. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (5).
March 20 - Deep South Speedway in Loxley, Ala. - Dash: 2 (4); Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (3).
SEASON STATS -
10 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s
UP NEXT -
April 2-3 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, for the Core and Main Spring Nationals with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions
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"Bart with Banshee Graphics has become really good friends with our team and it's great to do business with a company that's so innovative," Wilson said. "We've been with them for probably more than 15 years. It's a great company to work with."
Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Hepfner Racing Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder and Benson Marketing for their continued support.
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