Inside Line Promotions - LEXINGTON, Tenn. (July 7, 2020) - A pair of top-10 results highlighted a busy week of racing for Marshall Skinner.
"Since I'm waiting for parts to repair my good motor, I'm down to a small, home-built engine that my uncle is letting me use," he said. "It runs good, but it doesn't have the power I'm used to so I'm happy with any decent finishes I get."
Skinner's best run of the week was a sixth-place finish during a USCS Series show at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., last Thursday.
"Fortunately, the track at Riverside blew off and was slick," he said. "That was a lot of fun since you don't need a lot of motor on a track like that.
"I started second in my heat. I led most of the race until Mark Smith slid by me. I was able to slide him back and get the win."
Skinner's heat race victory placed him third on the A Main starting grid.
"I was actually able to get by Terry Gray, who started on the pole, at the beginning," he said. "But the fast line was against the wall and I kind of got pinned down low since I started on the inside row. I eventually got to the outside, but lost a few spots before then. Once I got to the outside, about the only one who passed me was Ricky (Stenhouse Jr.) and he passed a lot of cars."
The track surfaces at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Wednesday and at Lexington 104 Speedway on Friday weren't as kind to Skinner's under-powered sprint car.
"Little Rock was okay, but it was like taking a knife to a gunfight," said Skinner, who transferred from the B Main to finish 17th in the main event. "The track was really heavy and there was a stellar field there. I was just happy to make the show."
Similar track conditions welcomed him during a USCS Series event at Lexington 104 Speedway on Friday.
"Lexington was a track where you hold it to the floor and run it against the cushion without lifting," said Skinner, who finished 10th in the A Main after starting 11th. "It was another horsepower track and I just don't have the power. My motor is mainly a get-you-in-the-show motor."
Next up for Skinner will be a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race at Riverside International Speedway this Saturday.
"I'm hoping the track will blow off again so that I can be competitive," he said.
QUICK RESULTS -
July 1 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 5 (4); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 17 (20).
July 2 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 6 (3).
July 3 - Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn. - Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 10 (11).
SEASON STATS -
8 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 8 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
MEDIA LINKS -
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - West Tennessee Expediting
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"West Tennessee Expediting is a great expediting service for someone who needs something in a hurry," Skinner said. "I've known Jeff Bruckner, who owns the company, for about 20 years. Jeff is a big supporter of racing. He's a former racer and we're good friends. I really appreciate his assistance this year."
Skinner would also like to thank J&J Auto Racing, Stinson's Industrial, Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing and Recovery, DHR Suspensions, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Bell Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KDN Promotions, Stealth Recovery, I-55 Towing, Oval Paints, Huntington's Disease Awareness, OMP America, Deatherage Opticians, Custom Heat & Air and Hedger Brothers Concrete for their continued support.
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