PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending his weekend at the Ocean Speedway for the Howard Kaeding Classic, Jonathan Allard put together a great performance on Friday night to score a second place finish with the Civil War Series before getting caught up in a wreck while running second with the King of the West Series on Saturday night.
“We had a very fast car both night’s and got caught up in a wreck on Saturday night running up front,” he said. “I tried to keep going after, but the damage was too much, and ultimately had to go to the work area.”
Friday night saw Allard kick his weekend off with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and with 37 cars on hand, JA was ninth fastest during time trials.
Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Allard was able to get to the top spot ahead of Kyle Hirst, and pick up the win aboard his Tri-C Manufacturing/K&N/Red Line Oil backed machine.
Finishing sixth in the Dash, Allard lined up for the 30-lap feature event in the third row, but showed early he would be a factor.
Quickly working into the third spot, Allard began battling with second running Alissa Geving, and soon felt pressure from fourth running, Justin Sanders.
Going three-wide at times, Allard was able to get the spot from Geving, but had nothing for the fast moving Furr, who would go on to win the race, with Allard hanging on to the second spot.
“I have to congratulate Brad Furr on the win,” Allard said. “He was fast and had the car to beat. We have really been coming together as a team the last month or so, and we will keep taking these podiums, and hopefully turn them into wins soon.”
Saturday night saw Allard back in action with the King of the West Series for the conclusion of the Howard Kaeding Classic.
With 37 cars again in the pit area for competition, Allard timed his machine in seventh fastest, putting him in the third heat.
This time running second to Kyle Hirst in heat race action, Allard would go on to make the dash, where his third place effort would put him in the second row for the feature event.
Stalking Hirst in the early goings of the feature event, Allard would storm into the lead on the sixth lap, as he worked around the immaculately prepared Ocean Speedway.
In the midst of a long green flag run, lapped traffic became a factor, and on the 20th lap, Hirst got back by Allard, but JA didn’t go away.
In the closing laps, things took a turn, as Hirst got into the cushion too hard and got upside down, and in doing some, contact was made to Allard’s top wing, but the Chico, CA driver would elect to stay on the track with the end of the race in sight.
Allard’s wing would give way a lap later, and he was forced to the pit area, and his night was eventually over.
“It was disappointing, but like I said, we had a very fast racecar,” he explained. “This his a huge race, and I have been fortunate enough to win it in the past, but it just wasn’t meant to be this weekend. Clyde and Marion Lamar continue to support this team, and I can’t thank them enough for sticking behind us.”
Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, K&N, ButlerBuilt, Platinum Powder Coating, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, Weld Wheels, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment and Hoosier Tire for their support.
2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-35, Wins-5, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-24.
ON TAP: Allard and the Tri-C Motorsports team will be back in action on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.
STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com, or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.
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