PETERSEN MEDIA: One week after taking over the Placerville Speedway point lead, Steven Tiner added to that on Saturday night as he made a late race move around Greg DeCaires to take home his third feature event win of the season.
“It is pretty cool to get this win,” Steven Tiner said. “Most of my regular help couldn’t make it, so it was my Aunt, my Uncle, and my Dad in the pits with me and that is pretty cool.”
With 25 cars in the pit area on Saturday night, Tiner opened things up by timing the Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Fisher Racing Engines No. 94 machine in sixth quickest in qualifying time trials.
Picking up a third place finish in his heat race, the Visalia, CA pilot would move into the nightly redraw where the five pill put him in the third row for the 25-lap main event.
When the race came to life, Tiner would run inside the Top-Five as he chased after the lead bunch of cars until the first red of the night came on the 11th circuit. The ensuing restart would see Tiner jump into the third spot as he chased after the lead duo of Jimmy Trulli and Greg DeCaries.
Continuing to run in third, Tiner would take advantage of a lap 16 restart as he would get by Trulli to take over the second spot and then set his sights on race leader and championship rival, Greg DeCaires.
A couple more stoppages would set DeCaires and Tiner up on the front row for double file restarts, and while DeCaires would continue to lead the way, Tiner would follow closely as they worked around the slick ¼ mile.
With five to go, Tiner would finally break through and get the jump as he surged to the point, and never looked back as he raced his way to his third feature event win of the season.
“This championship battle is going to come down to the final night, and it has been a blast so far,” Tiner said. “We would love to win the deal, but we are going to focus on trying to win races and see how everything shakes out. This is a big win heading into the Forni, so hopefully were able to park in victory lane again next week.”
Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Deli Delicious, Fisher Racing Engines, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, B&B Racing Engines, ART, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.
2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-29, Wins-3, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-19
ON TAP: Tiner will return to action on Saturday night in Placerville, CA for the 12th Annual Mark Forni Classic.
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