Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 4, 2022) - Jason Sides posted his first top 15 of the season last Tuesday during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series debut at Vado Speedway Park.
Sides qualified seventh quickest and placed fifth in a heat race before ending the night with a 15th-place outing at the track in Vado, N.M.
"It's a beautiful facility," he said. "It was pretty windy all day and night. The track raced a lot like the old Royal Purple race track in Houston. They got it kind of wet because of the winds so the racing groove didn't move up as high as I'm sure they'd like it to, but it was still a pretty good race track. Early it was nice around the bottom. That went away and everybody moved up. It was just a solid night all around."
The team ventured to Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., for a show on Friday, but weather forced the event to be postponed.
The weekend concluded on Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway, which hosted the Duramax Drydene Texas Outlaw Nationals.
Sides timed in 18th quickest, ran sixth in a heat race, finished second in the Last Chance Showdown and ended the feature 22nd.
"The track was so wet all night so it was tough to pass," he said. "We put so much gear to it and kept adding. We put two tires on at the beginning of the night, ran four laps in hot laps, three laps in qualifying counting the slow-down lap. Then we had an eight-lap heat race, a 12-lap B Main and 30 laps in the feature and the tires were still in good condition."
Next up is a pair of races in Missouri this Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn and Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon for the Jason Johnson Classic.
QUICK RESULTS -
March 29 - Vado Speedway Park in Vado, N.M. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 15 (13).
April 2 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 22 (22).
SEASON STATS -
12 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 3 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., and Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., for the Jason Johnson Classic with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
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"Dave Horrell does the jobs that people don't want to do," Sides said. "He's a hard working guy and we've been fortunate to have him as part of our team for several years. Dave and his family have become more family than a sponsor. I call him when I just want to talk. His support means a lot."
Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., BR Motorsports, Dancer Logistics, Inc., VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, ShopRico.com, Phillips Tosco, North Baltimore Custom Cuts and Retail Meat, TORA TORA, Lomelino Sign Co., FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Wilwood, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Builtwiser Wings and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.
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