Rains during the day lead to a rough race track, and the Russell Jackson Racing Team rallied for a top 5 finish at I-30 Speedway!
Drawing the 30 pill, Russell was set to start outside the 3rd row in the 2nd heat. After a good start, the #17R Team Woodys Racecar ran in 4th for most of the race before hitting a hole in the final set of turns that resulted in the loss of a spot.
Russell pulled out 10th of 18 for the feature and quickly advanced to 7th in the opening circuits. On lap 6 the car in front of him made contact with lap traffic bringing out a yellow.
After the restart, Russell chased the top 5 for many laps before he was able to slip underneath a couple cars exiting turn 2 on lap 15. He fought for position in the closing laps before finishing in 4th.
Russell was quoted after the race saying, “The track was super rough, but I learned ways to manage it and keep the car settled. I am very pleased with our results and plan to continue building on our speed in the coming races!”
The Russell Jackson Racing Team plans to resume action August 11th at I-30 Speedway!