PETERSEN MEDIA: Despite being forced into the ‘B’ Main on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Andy Gregg was able to put on a show after transferring into the feature event, however a little misfortune would see his night come to an end after he got upside down on lap 22.
“I really want to thank Brian Brown and his team for letting me run their car,” Andy Gregg said. “I think we showed we had a lot of speed in the ‘A’ after coming out of the ‘B’, and it was great to charge from the back to the front like we did but it definitely stung getting upside down late in the race.”
With 31 cars on hand for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s portion of the 30th Dave Bradway Memorial, Gregg would get his night started off by timing the Brown Eagle Racing machine in fifth fastest in his qualifying group.
Running into issues in heat race competition, the Diamond Springs, CA driver would find himself in the ‘B’ Main for one last chance at racing into the 35-lap SCCT feature event.
Taking the green flag from the sixth starting position in the semi, Gregg would jump up into third right away with only four drivers transferring into the feature. Able to maintain third for all 15-laps, Gregg would move into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the 23rd starting position.
Though he may be scaling back his racing at season’s end, Gregg still has a light of fight left in the tank and it showed in the feature has he had his elbows up on the slick ¼ mile bullring.
Making his way forward in no time at all, Gregg was able to eclipse the Top-10 on the race’s ninth lap as he thrilled his hometown crowd.
Continuing to fight forward, Gregg would get into fifth on the 14th, lap before moving into fourth just one lap later and looked to be a contender for the big win with more than half the race left.
Continuing to work the high, scary side of the speedway, Gregg would enter turns one and two a little too deep and make contact with another competitor which would result in him spinning out and giving up all that hard earned track position.
Restarting from the tail end of the field, Gregg’s night would quickly come to an end as the ensuing restart would see him make light contact with the back stretch exit and it would result in him getting upside down.
“I really hated our night to end like that, but again, I want to thank everyone associated with this team for all of their hard work, and for the opportunity to get out and race,” Gregg added.
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 will be off this weekend, but will return to Placerville Speedway on June 26th.
BY THE NUMBERS: Races-9, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-4
STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.
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