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Disappointing Weekend at the Summer Showdown in Monroe, WA

We made the long 20+ hour journey to Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA for the 2022 Summer Showdown. This was the first time we’ve been to this track to compete. It’s a big 5/8 mile track with long sweeping corners. The 200 lap race paid $25,000 to win. Thursday there was no on track activity, only unloading the cars and drawing for when we would go out to qualify. Friday was busy with 2 rounds of practice, qualifying and a 20 lap heat race. We were decent in both practice sessions and tried to run as many laps as possible to get comfortable and learn the characteristics of the track. We ended up 11th and 15th in the practice sessions and set our sights on Qualifying. We ended up being the last car to go out for qualifying time trials and as we were coming to take the green the car got loose in turn 4 and tried to correct it, but ended up slamming hard into the outside wall destroying the RF of our car. Unfortunately, the damage was too significant to repair and it ended our weekend of racing.

It was extremely disappointing as we were looking forward to competing against some tough competition.

Thanks to my entire team for all their hard work before leaving to get the car ready and also helping with the long drive to Washington and working hard on the car Friday. Also want to give a big shoutout and thank you to all my sponsors Roller Auctions, Weifield Group Contracting, Flatirons Chemicals, Reaching Health Goals, American Sprinkler, VSI Trucks, Winsupply Denver, Buckeye Welding, Benchmark Design Build, Metro Brokers Elite, Pye Barker, Fire Alarm Services & Matco Tools. Without you, this trip would not have been possible.

We are going to work hard the next couple weeks and try to get the car repaired for the next super late model race at Colorado National Speedway on August 13th for Challenge Cup 150.

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