Inside Line Promotions - NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (July 12, 2021) - Jason Sides has found a renewed sense of confidence entering a busy week in Ohio.
Sides scored his third top 10 in the last five World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races last Saturday during the Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway.
The night began with Sides qualifying second quickest before a runner-up result in a heat race advanced him into the dash.
"We had a good lap in qualifying," he said. "When I got out of the car I thought it probably wouldn't last. It did until the last car came out when (Brad) Sweet beat us. It still got us on the front row of the heat race.
"It was slimy down low and I spun the tires on the start of the heat. (Scotty) Theil got away from me. I didn't want to press it since we were still in the dash running second so I just maintained."
A sixth-place finish in the dash garnered the sixth starting position in the main event.
"We were a little tight early," he said. "About halfway through we were decent and then got a little free toward the end. We hung on for 10 th. You always think you could have made it better after the race. Where I was running around the bottom it got real thin. The top was so far around I committed myself to the bottom."
The 10th-place result was Sides' fourth top 10 of the season.
Next up is five straight nights of racing in The Buckeye State with action on Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic and Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg for a pair of Kings Royal spectacles.
"I feel pretty damn good," he said. "We've been having some good runs and consistency. The motors are running well. I'm looking forward to the Ohio speedweek we have. I think you race it night by night and don't think about the money on the line. If you have a bad night there's always the next night. We're not trying to look ahead. We're just looking to the Brad Doty Classic and then we'll go from there."
QUICK RESULTS -
July 10 - Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 6 (5); Feature: 10 (6).
SEASON STATS -
31 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 23 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic and Wednesday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Kings Royal with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
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"It's an exciting relationship," Sides said. "They are from Memphis and we're from Memphis. A lot of good bands and a lot of good racers come from Memphis. I used to race dirt bikes with guys that were on their setup crew years ago. I've been to several concerts and listened to their music for 20-plus years. We're excited to have them as part of the team."
Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., BR Motorsports, East Coast Logistics, VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., R.E. Enterprises, King Racing Products, Jim Schuhknecht, 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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