PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to hold his own and run well with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during their Spring Swing out west, Willie Croft would have his best run of the season with the series of the season as he worked his way to a hard fought 10th place finish on Saturday night in Stockton, CA.
“I have to thank everyone who made it possible for us to even race on Saturday,” Willie Croft said. “The weather looked bleak, but it was great to get a night of racing in and come home with a Top-10.”
39 cars would pack into the Stockton Dirt Track pit area for the series’ lone visit to the facility. Timing in 10th quickest in his time trial group, ‘Double Down’ would line the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 entry up in the third row of his heat race.
On a surface that offered up a little of everything on this night following a nasty rain system that pounded the area, Croft was able to get off to a good start in his heat that would result in him finishing fourth and putting him directly into the feature event.
Continuing to watch the track and see how it changed prior to the feature on this night, Croft would line the FK Rod Ends/Hinchman Indy/Factory Kahne mount up in the eighth row for the 30-lap finale.
An interesting track would greet the drivers on this night, and Croft would adapt well after running in the 15th and 16th spots during the races opening laps.
As the race settle din croft would begin working his way forward with the cross flags being shown to the field. Working into 13th, Croft would take over the 12th spot on the race’s 15th circuit.
Running 12th for much of the second half of the race, Croft would take advantage of a late restart as he was able to break into the Top-10 as he would cross under the checkered flag with a 10th place finish.
“I have to thank my guys for their hard work,” Croft noted. “Hopefully this weather plays nice so we can get a couple more races in this week.”
Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Simpson Race Products, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2018.
2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2.
ON TAP: Willie Croft will follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series to Ocean Speedway on Friday night and to Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday.
STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.
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