A night full of potential and increasing speed ended short due to part failure for the Russell Jackson Racing team.
After a smooth session of hot laps the #17R Team Woody’s Racecar was set to start 8th in the heat race. With a good start, Russell quickly advanced to 5th. He fought to hold position for the remaining laps, but got caught up in a collision exiting turn 4 on the final lap.
Following the heat race, Russell was placed in the 10th starting spot for the feature. The race got off to a good start, but a part failure caused by the earlier incident ended the night short.
Russell was quoted after the race saying, “I really hated to end the night like that, but that being the only DNF caused by a part failure in my 6 years of racing makes it sting a little less. I’m really figuring out the new car, and I’m sure we will be faster next week!”
Russell Jackson Racing will resume their schedule next Saturday, May 5th at I-30 Speedway.