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Sides Motorsports and Price Take Positive From California Swing
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Inside Line Promotions – HANFORD, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2022) – A pair of top-five qualifying runs highlighted the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series swing through California for Sides Motorsports driver Robbie Price.
Price guided the No. 7s to the fifth quickest qualifying time a week ago Friday during a preliminary night of the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. A run from fifth to fourth place in a heat race advanced Price into the A Main.
“We were really good and I messed up in the main event, which ruined the weekend to be honest,” he said. “Jacob Allen passed me on the bottom. I knew I had to beat Jacob or the No. 57 to lock into Saturday’s A Main. I went to the bottom and ran a couple of laps. After a restart I spun out going into turn three. I restarted at the back and finished 17th.
“That set us back deep in points for Saturday. That put me 26th in points instead of fifth or sixth. We were in the first heat race and the track was locked down. It was hard to make anything happen. When you mess up and then have to race early the next night it’s hard to overcome.”
The Gold Cup Race of Champions finale ended in the C Main for Price.
He rebounded last Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway, which hosted the Tom Tarlton Classic. Price qualified fourth quickest and earned a second-place result in a heat race to advance into the dash.
“We were good in qualifying and in the heat race were good enough,” he said. “In the dash I drew the back row and wasn’t able to do anything. In the main I wasn’t terrible, but on a restart I didn’t commit to the top the way I should have. I got hung in the middle and passed by a couple of guys. Me and another guy got together, which put a hole in a tire. We had to come in and change that. From there it was ride around the remaining 10 laps out before we hit the road.”
Price battled for a top 10 early before the flat tire. The team changed the tire in the work area and Price returned to the track at the back of the pack. He rallied for a 17th-place finish.
Next up is a return to Ohio for races this Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg and Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford.
“I’m excited,” he said. “In order to get better at those places I need to run them. We went home from I’m from and we had some good runs the last few weeks. I’m confident I can do it with the World of Outlaws. It takes laps to do it at places like where we are racing this weekend.”
QUICK RESULTS –
Sept. 9 – Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. – Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 15 (5).
Sept. 10 – Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. – Heat race: 9 (6); C Main: 6 (5).
Sept. 16 – Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. – Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 8 (7); Feature: 17 (8).
SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS –
65 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 28 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown and Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
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