Inside Line Promotions - PERRIS, Calif. (March 29, 2022) - Jason Sides posted his best result of the season last Saturday during the final race of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series spring swing through California.
"The biggest thing was not letting California shut us out as we finally made it into a feature," he quipped. "Without making a show you don't get any laps and you need the laps to get going. It's real valuable because without them you're falling behind everyone who is out there learning throughout the 30 laps of a feature so you can keep improving your car."
Sides qualified 24th quickest before advancing from eighth to seventh in a heat race at Perris Auto Speedway. He placed fourth in the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the back of the main event. The night concluded with Sides gaining a trio of positions in the feature to end 19 th.
"By getting that one spot in the heat race it helped and started us in a transfer spot in the Last Chance Showdown," he said. "That way you could just race where you were. Then in the feature we were racing with the guys around us. We'd pass a few cars and then lose a couple. One of the restarts didn't go well and then we sputtered on a late restart because we were low on fuel, but it was a fun race to be out there."
It was a step forward to cap a frustrating three weeks in California when qualifying woes buried Sides nearly every night, including last Friday at Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield. He timed in 26th and ran ninth in both a heat race and the Last Chance Showdown.
Sides is venturing toward the Midwest this week with a trio of races on deck. He will visit Vado Speedway Park in Vado, N.M., on Tuesday during the first-ever World of Outlaws race at the track. Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., hosts an event on Friday before Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, showcases the Duramax Drydene Texas Outlaw Nationals on Saturday.
"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "I'm excited to see a new track in Vado. Last year we had a decent run at Lawton and I've always liked Devil's Bowl. Hopefully it's a successful week."
Sides battled for a top 10 at both Lawton Speedway and Devil's Bowl Speedway last season before finishing 11th and 13th, respectively.
QUICK RESULTS -
March 25 - Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif. - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 9 (8).
March 26 - Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 4 (3); Feature: 19 (22).
SEASON STATS -
10 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 2 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Tuesday at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, N.M.; Friday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.; and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Duramax Drydene Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
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