The Russell Jackson Racing Team took on I-30 Speedway last night and gained momentum approaching the second half of the 2018 season.
Following an engine change that became necessary after finding shavings in an oil filter, a back up engine was placed in the car to continue the points run at I-30 Speedway.
Arriving at the track, Russell pulled the 29 chip at the pill draw placing him inside of row 2 for the second heat race. After 8 caution free laps, his placement remained the same coming home for a solid 3rd.
Starting 6th in the feature, Russell chased the top five for the opening 10 circuits before a mid race battle resulted in the loss of a spot. The 20 lap feature went caution free and the Team Woodys #17R crossed the line in 7th.
When asked about his performance for the night, Russell remarked, “We made a bunch of changes coming into tonight to compensate for some handling issues we had been chasing, and those changes helped a bunch. The track got really slick, and I struggled some with traction. We learned a ton tonight and have some good ideas for improvements next week!”
The Russell Jackson Racing Team plans to resume action next Saturday at I-30 Speedway!