Inside Line Promotions - PAIGE, Texas (March 9, 2022) - Jason Sides is venturing to California to spend the next three weeks.
Sides and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. The following weekend features races at Merced Speedway in Merced and Ocean Speedway in Watsonville before the swing ends with events at Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield and Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, marking six races in 'The Golden State' during a 16-day span.
"It's always great to race in California and see a lot of our friends and fans out there," he said. "Two of our partners, King Racing Products and BR Motorsports, are based in California so we always look forward to visiting."
Sides last raced at Thunderbowl Raceway in March 2019.
"That's a track that can be difficult when it gets rough," he said. "We haven't raced there in a while because of the pandemic. Hopefully it will be a smooth surface both nights. The key will be to qualify well and put yourself in a good position every time you hit the track."
Sides competed in Texas last weekend when qualifying hampered him throughout the Texas Two-Step hosted by Cotton Bowl Speedway. He ended up two spots shy of making the main event on Friday and one spot out of the show on Saturday.
"Qualifying is the most critical part of racing anymore and it certainly hurt us last weekend," he said. "With everyone being so even if you are even starting midpack it's tough to move forward. The first night we were in the back all night because of qualifying. On Saturday we timed in a little better, but didn't get a good start to our heat race and that put us behind for the rest of the night. It was one of those weekends you look to move forward from quickly and fortunately we can focus on California the next three weeks."
QUICK RESULTS -
March 4 - Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 8 (10).
March 5 - Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 8 (6); B Main: 7 (7).
SEASON STATS -
5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20
UP NEXT -
Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
MEDIA LINKS -
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - King Racing Products
King Racing Products builds the strongest, lightest and most affordable American made sprint car products. For more information, visit http://www.KingRacingProducts.com .
"King Racing Products has been a big supporter of Sides Motorsports and we wouldn't be able to travel up and down the road with the World of Outlaws without their partnership," Sides said. "King Racing Products builds a great selection of parts for racers so I would encourage every driver to give them a shot."
Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, Dancer Logistics, Inc., VRP Shocks, 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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