PETERSEN MEDIA- The Thunderbowl Raceway hasn’t always been kind to Sean Becker, but the Roseville, CA would put that behind him during the 22nd Annual Trophy Cup as he finished a career best ninth in the overall point standings.
“We had a really solid weekend, and had great speed every time we hit the track,” Sean Becker said. “I am very happy with how the Friends and Family team worked all weekend, and have to thank them for all they did in what as a pretty crazy weekend.”
Following a severe Thunderstorm on Thursday night, the Thursday program was ran Friday afternoon, with the Friday night program scheduled to follow, creating a sprint car day-night double header.
Timing in fifth fastest for the Thursday night program, ‘The Shark’ would have a strong showing during his heat race as he charged from sixth to second to make himself eligible for the feature event.
Lining up in the fourth row of the opening 30-lap feature event, Becker would move forward on what was an extremely racy track given the day race circumstances. Battling with the likes of Tim Kaeding and Jason Statler, Becker would move into the fifth spot as he chased after Jason Statler.
Using a late race move, Becker would get by Statler to take over the fourth spot where he would go onto finish.
Resting as much as he could before the night show, Becker would continue to show speed at the Thunderbowl as he was able to time in well again, turning in the fifth fastest lap in his flight.
Racing his way from sixth to second again, Becker again moved directly into the 30-lap A Main event. Lining up eighth for the Friday night feature event, Becker would find himself collected in a seven-car wreck with one lap in the books, and his night would come to a close.
On the strength of his day-show performance, Becker sat sixth in Trophy Cup points heading into Saturday night heat races. Advancing two positions in his heat race to finish sixth, the Roseville, CA driver would line up 18th in the 50-lap A Main.
Racing wheel-to-wheel with some of his fiercest competitors, Becker was a part of a very entertaining start to the race that many were focused on as the high point earners looked to work their way through the field.
As things got spread out and there was a few restarts used, Becker would soon find himself up in the Top-10 and battling with Carson Macedo and Craig Stidham for position.
Running in the ninth spot as the track slowly began to take rubber, Becker would chase after Shane Golboic and Jac Haudenschild in the closing laps, but would close his night with a ninth place finish in both the race and the Trophy Cup points.
“I was really proud of this team’s weekend,” Becker said. “I was also proud to provide my family and friends the best weekend we have ever had at the Trophy Cup.”
Becker would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Cherry Street Mini Storage, Menne Ranch Hay Inc., Astro Titanium, Ponybracket.com, Hunt’s Race World, Molecule, Shaver Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, and K&N for their support in 2015.
2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 49, Wins- 6, Top 5’s- 32, Top 10’s- 39
ON TAP: Becker will climb back aboard the Dan Monhoff No. 35 machine on Saturday night for the Gold Fever Open and the Marysville Raceway.
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