PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to Placerville Speedway to make his second start at the ¼ mile bullring, Blake Carrick would overcome an early spin and finish 14th in the feature event in what was his fourth ever start in a winged 360.
“It has been fun learning in the sprint car,” Blake Carrick said. “I made a couple of mistakes in the feature, but I am learning from them and getting more comfortable.”
With 17 cars checked in on what was a hot day at Placerville Speedway, Carrick who came in fresh off of the Highbanks Hustle Micro Race timed his CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38 machine in eighth quickest in qualifying time trials.
Finishing sixth in his heat race, the youngster from Lincoln, CA would move into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the 12th starting position. Running in 12th during the early stages of the race, Carrick would take a liking to Placerville Speedway cushion. Getting in a little too hard, Carrick would lose the handle and bring his machine to a stop.
From the back of the pack, Carrick would continue to make laps on what was a very racy and immaculately prepared racing surface. Falling back as far as 16th on this night, Carrick would rally to pick up a couple of spots as he finished 14th during his second ever start at the track.
“It’s a learning curve, but to be able to get this many laps in is huge,” Blake said. “I am lucky to driver an array of cars and I think that will help me get comfortable in each car faster. Thanks to the guys for all of their hard work.”
Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction for their continued support
ON TAP: Blake is scheduled to travel to Illinois this weekend as he will be in Macon, IL on Saturday and Lincoln, IL on Sunday.
2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0
STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Blake Carrick by following him on Twitter @Blake_Carrick21 or @CarrickMotorsp1.
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