PETERSEN MEDIA- In two races so far this year, Tommy Tarlton as shown zero signs of rust. Winning at the Ocean Speedway a couple of weeks back, Tarlton returned to action on Friday night at pocketed a second place finish.
“It was another good night for our team,” Tommy Tarlton said. “It goes to show how hard these guys in the shop work with how fast these cars are each night we unload them.”
With 22 cars checked in at Ocean Speedway, Tarlton would time the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales backed No. 21 machine in 10th fastest in qualifying time trials.
On a hooked up Ocean Speedway surface, Tarlton would mash the throttle from the font row of his heat race, and simply leave the field in his tracks as he grabbed the win aboard the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino/Pabco Gypsum/Bandy and Associates machine.
Finishing fifth in the Dash, the Easton, CA driver would grid the field from the third row for the 30-lap affair. On an extremely hooked up and fast Ocean Speedway, passing would be at a premium in the opening laps.
Running in the fifth spot, Tarlton would get going as the laps clicked off. Able to get by Justin Sanders and Kurt Nelson to take over the third spot, Tarlton would set his sights on DJ Netto in the race’s closing laps.
Letting it all hang out, Tarlton with dispose of Netto after a quick battle for the second spot as he then set his sights on Cory Eliason. With the race just about over, Tarlton would have no time to attempt the track him down and took the second place finish.
“The track was fast, and I was able to push it hard in the final laps and make some moves,” he added. “Thanks to our partners for continuing to support this race team, and allowing us to have some great cars.”
Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2017 season.
2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2
ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports is aiming to return to action on June 2nd at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.
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