PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to turn in top finishes at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Jonathan Allard would pocket a second place finish on Friday night before a part failure took him out of a battle for the lead on Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track.
“It has just been one of those years where things haven’t seemed to go our way with the King of the West Series,” Jonathan Allard said. “We had a ton of speed, and had a car that I thought could win the race but unfortunately it just did not play out that way.”
Checking in at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, Allard would time his Tri-C Manufacturing/K&N Products/ButlerBuilt No. 3c machine in seventh fastest with 24 cars in the pit area.
Lining up on the front row for his heat race, the Chico, CA native would get the jump and go onto pick up the win as he earned a spot in the nightly redraw, where the three-pill lined him up in the second row for the 25-lap A Main.
Jumping into the second spot, Allard would go to work on race leader, Koen Shaw, as they battled in traffic. A narrow Silver Dollar Speedway surface on this night would make passing tough, and timely caution flags would continue to hamper Allard’s pursuit of the race lead.
However, a late race caution would end up benefitting JA as he had one final shot to make a move for the win. Giving Shaw everything he could handle over the final two-laps, Allard would come up short on this night as he finished in the second position.
Heading to the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night for a round of KWS action, Allard would time the Clyde and Marion Lamar No. 3c machine in sixth fastest before picking up a win in his heat race.
Lining up eighth in the Dash, JA was able to gain a row for the feature event, as a sixth place finish would put him in the third row for the 30-lap feature event. Running in the fourth spot in the race’s early goings, Allard would move into third on the eighth lap.
Finding himself in a torrid battle with Carson Macedo and Kyle Hirst for the race lead, Allard would have steering issues end his night on the 15th lap as he would go spinning of the backstretch. “You can only hope that the luck turns around and breaks start going your way,” Allard said. “Clark Riolo and the guys have been working hard and we have been awesome the last month, and I thank them for their hard work, as well as Clyde and Marion Lamar for continuing to support us.”
Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, K&N, ButlerBuilt, Amerikote, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, Weld Wheels, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, RCM Design, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, AL Driveline, and Hoosier Tire for their support.
2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-46, Wins-9, Top 5’s-23, Top 10’s-29.
ON TAP: Allard will be back at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night with the Civil War Series for the 10th Annual Mark Forni Classic as he will vie for the $10K winner’s share.
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