6/9/18 Race Recap

Rainout at I-30 Speedway leads to quick trip to the Ditch for the Russell Jackson Racing Team.

Plans to attend I-30 Speedway for their weekly show changed quickly with sudden rain. The quick decision was made to travel to West Memphis for some more laps at Riverside International Speedway.

Arriving late, Russell was able to have David Zarski do the pill draw for him. The pill was low enough to put the #17R Team Woody’s Racecar on the pole of the 2nd Heat Race.

Hot laps went well, and a few adjustments were made before rolling out for the heat race.

On a bad start, Russell fell to 3rd where he would finish after 8 laps and only one caution. That finish put him in the 6th starting spot for the main.

Starting sixth in the feature, Russell advanced up to fourth at one point but was fighting an ill handling race car. He fell back to 6th with roughly five laps to go and was able to make a last lap pass to bring home a top five finish.

After the race, Russell said, “For our second trip to this place, I can say that I am pleased. This place is totally different from anywhere that I have been and is taking me a little time to get use to. I found a line that the car seemed to like with 5 to go and wish I had moved up there earlier. Definitely learned a lot tonight and know that we are capable of top 3 next time we visit here.”

Russell Jackson Racing plans to resume action next weekend at Riverside International Speedway!