After adversity in the heat race, the Russell Jackson Racing team rebounded for a solid finish from deep in the field.
Hot laps went smoothly. However, it was already becoming evident that the track was going to be very rough for the remainder of the night.
Russell rolled off 5th in his heat race and was running solid before a part failure on the white flag lap.
The Team Woody’s #17R rolled off 14th in the feature and quickly advanced to 10th in the opening laps. After a lap 3 caution, Russell advanced to 8th before a caution with 2 to go. On the restart, he tried to pick off another spot but came up short finishing in 8th after 20 laps.
Russell was quoted after the race saying, “The car was the fastest it has been thus far and handled very well. We still lack a little speed but have some ideas that we hope will make us faster next week.”
The Russell Jackson Racing team will resume action this Saturday May 12th at I-30 Speedway.