PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his annual Summer trip to the United States of America to compete in some racing action, Michael Cunningham had some bad luck accompany him as he would be involved in a wreck on Friday night before losing an engine during time trials on Saturday night.
“It is always a good time over here, but it was kind of a rough way to start what is a quick trip for us,” Michael Cunningham said. “I have to thank the boys for all of their hard work in getting everything ready for me, and hopefully we can have a better weekend in Tulare, CA.”
Taking on the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA, ‘Pickles’ would time in 32nd fastest during qualifying time trials.
Lining up the fourth row of his heat race, the Kyneton, Victoria AU pilot would finish in the sixth spot, but would need to make a trip to the night’s ‘B’ Main event. Cunningham would be in the wrong place at the wrong time on the opening lap of the semi as a car would get out of shape a couple rows ahead of him and get airborne down the backstretch.
As Cunningham swerved to avoid him, he was unable to as the car would make contact with Cunningham’s and cause severe damage and bring his night to an early end.
Coming back on Saturday night to take on the King of the West Series, Cunningham’s luck did not get any better. As he hit the track for time trials, something would go south under the hood of Cunningham’s machine and his weekend would come to a close.
“It is a bummer for sure,” Cunningham added. “We will see what we can do this weekend.”
ON TAP: Michael Cunningham will be back in action this coming weekend at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.
2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0
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