After struggles early in the night, the Russell Jackson Racing Team rallied to a solid finish.
Drawing the 36 pill, Russell started inside of the 3rd row in the second heat. He was firmly in 6th after one circuit and remained there for the remaining laps.
Starting 12th of 15 in the feature, Russell had lots of work to do. In the opening laps, Russell quickly advanced to 9th before a caution on lap 7. Many cautions followed in the remaining circuits of the quarter mile oval. The Team Woodys #17R advanced as high as 5th twice but fell to 6th after a spin out with 2 to go.
After the event, Russell was quoted saying: “We tried some different things tonight and learned a lot! Glad to have rebounded up to 6th after struggling in our heat race. Going to make some changes and be stronger next time!”
The next scheduled event for the team is Saturday July 28 at I-30 Speedway!