PETERSEN MEDIA- As the extremely popular ‘Shark Week’ kicks off worldwide, Roseville, CA driver Sean Becker, also known as ‘The Shark’ got the week kicked off right on Friday night as he worked his way forward to finish a hard fought fifth at Silver Dollar Speedway.
“We seem to struggle to get our 360 timed in well, but the speed seems to be there for the feature event and that remained the same on Friday,” Sean Becker said.
Timing the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay Inc. backed No. 75 machine in sixth quickest during qualifying time trials, Becker would find himself in the second row of his heat race.
Finishing fourth in his heat, the multi-time track champion would miss out on the redraw on this night, and find himself in the fifth row of the 25-lap feature event on a new surface that was lightning fast on this night.
While most struggled to make up ground, Becker flexed his muscle as the race moved along. One of the only ones to make big gains during the 25-lap affair, Becker was able to get by some fast racecars and move into the Top-Five.
Once in fifth, Becker continued to stalk his pray as he hooked up in another battle with longtime rival, Andy Forsberg. Trying to muster his way by to get into fourth, Becker would hold strong in fifth as the race ended.
“Not being in the redraw really hurt us,” Becker said. “We were able to make up some ground on a track that was really hard to pass on, so I am definitely happy we were able to come away and salvage a Top-Five.”
Becker would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Cherry Street Mini Storage, Menne Ranch Hay Inc., Astro Titanium, Ponybracket.com, Hunt’s Race World, Molecule, Shaver Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, K&N, Pioneer Auto Body, and The Joie of Seating for their support in 2017.
2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-23, Wins- 3, Top 5’s- 16, Top 10’s- 18
ON TAP: The Menne Motorsports team will be at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night.
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