PETERSEN MEDIA: Andy Gregg’s Saturday night was nothing short of an up and down roller coaster ride type of night. After timing in well, Gregg would get caught up in a heat race accident that forced him into the ‘B’ Main before ultimately finishing 14th in the Saturday night feature.
“Saturday night was something,” Andy Gregg said. “I really have to thank my guys for their hard work. They were able to make some repairs after the heat race fiasco, and we did what we could from the back in the feature and ended up 14th.”
A picture-perfect day at Placerville Speedway would see Gregg sign into the pit area with 32 other cars for the 18thrunning of the Tribute to Al Hinds.
Getting the night kicked off on a high note, Gregg would time the GUTS/LAL Motorsports/Crane Inspection Agency backed No. 16x in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials.
Lining up in the second row of his heat race, cars would get out of shape in front of him and it would result in severe front end and nose wing damage to Gregg’s machine.
Unable to make repairs, Gregg and his team would turn their attention to the night’s ‘B’ Main as they would look for one of four transfer positions into the feature event.
Lining up on the pole of the ‘B’, slick track conditions would see the field battle for the moisture that was on the bottom of turns three and four. While he would lose a couple of positions as he searched around the speedway, Gregg would hang on to finish third, and move into the 25-lap finale.
Taking the green flag from the 19th starting position in the feature, Gregg would have his work cut out for him on the slick surface. Hoping to make up some ground from the tail Gregg was able to pick up a handful of positions early as he raced into 12th by the sixth lap.
As the race moved along, Gregg was hoping a couple of double file restarts would help him work through the field, but on this night the caution would only fly one time and that was on the 20th lap.
When that caution did fly, Gregg was hoping to use it to make a move into the Top-10, however as he got to moving around, he would lose two spots in the race’s final two laps as he ended the night 14th.
“Our car felt good, it was just a bummer it turned south in the heat race and really put us behind the rest of the night,” Gregg said. “Thanks to everyone who makes this possible and looking forward to doing this again on Saturday night.”
Andy would like to thank GUTS, LAL Motorsports, Crane Inspection Agency, Meyers and Son Drywall, Nail it Roofing, CTL Forest Management, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Aaron Dosh Attorney at Law, Ice House Resort, Classic Fence Co., Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, Sierra Ice, Ford’s Only, MF Inc., and Gilly’s Radiator for their support.
ON TAP: Gregg returns to action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.
BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2
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