Inside Line Promotions - HARTFORD, Ohio (May 3, 2022) - Greg Wilson captured a podium for the third straight weekend thanks to a third-place effort last Friday at Lernerville Speedway.
The Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics backed Seeling Motorsports driver hustled into the runner-up position in the final laps of the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions event at the dirt oval in Sarver, Pa., before dropping a spot on the last lap by less than four hundredths of a second.
"We were really good," said Wilson, who won a heat race from third and advanced from seventh to fifth place in the dash. "I felt we were good from the time we unloaded until the end of the feature.
"It was one of those tracks where you needed to be patient. We were pretty good early and were running fourth or fifth. I started searching on the track and we got rolling around the middle to the top of turns one and two. I could float around the outside of people. As the race wore on our car changed a little and the track changed. We were in contention to catch Hunter (Schurenberg) and I felt we were pretty equal. We got to him in traffic, but never could do much with him. At the end the track cleaned off and he was running up in turns three and four. The track changed enough where it favored where he was running. It was one of those deals where I was still trying to win the race on the last lap. Tyler Courtney saw what was going on and nipped me at the line for second. I could have easily won the race as run third. I'm pretty happy with our direction."
The result was the second podium of the season for Wilson during All Star competition - his most with the series since 2019.
The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Sharon Speedway, where Wilson placed third in his heat race and 14th in the feature.
"Early in the night you had to really run the wall aggressively and I wasn't really comfortable," he said. "In the feature we threw some stuff at it that we wanted to try. Not a lot of people moved forward. You had to get in line and wait for someone to make a mistake. We didn't get the result we wanted, but I feel like as a whole for the caliber of cars we raced with it was a good weekend for us."
Wilson plans on racing this Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, during the #LetsRaceTwo event with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.
QUICK RESULTS -
April 29 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 5 (7); Feature: 3 (5).
April 30 - Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 14 (15).
SEASON STATS -
13 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 10 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for #LetsRaceTwo with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
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"Bart with Banshee Graphics has become really good friends with our team and it's great to do business with a company that's so innovative," Wilson said. "We've been with them for probably more than 15 years. It's a great company to work with."
Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Hepfner Racing Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Inter-State Truck Repair, Sandridge Customs, Sugar Street Bar & Grill, BRS Racing Shocks, Saldana Racing Products, Ultra-Shield Seats, Sharp Advantage, Smith Titanium, CJMM, Maverick's Portables, Greber Racing Components and Ti22 Performance for their continued support.
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