PETERSEN MEDIA: Tanner Carrick had a Labor Day weekend he would soon like to forget, as luck just wasn’t on his side in both his Keith Kunz Motorsports Midget, and the Brian Cannon Motorsports sprint car.
“We just had no luck,” Carrick said. “We had two pretty big crashes in the midget both nights, and in the sprint car I just couldn’t get us enough passing points out of our heat race and it put us deep in the B each with with a really stout field checked in.”
Saturday night heat race action would end Carrick’s night with the POWRi Lucas Oil Midget Series, as a big crash would create extensive damage. Able to walk away, Carrick’s attention on this night would turn solely to the Brian Cannon owned No. 47 sprint car he would pilot with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.
Lining up int he second row of his heat race, Carrick would lose a couple of positions as he acclimated to the BCM entry and finished fifth in his heat race.
Moving into the ‘B’, Carrick would find himself battling with KKM teammate, Tucker Klaasmeyer as the jockeyed for position within the Top-10. Unable to move into a transfer, Carrick would end the night 8th in the semi.
Pulling out a fresh KKM entry for Sunday night action, Carrick would get his night off to a great start as he raced his way to a win in heat race action as he would transfer directly into the feature event and find himself on the front row of the feature event.
Going to work, Carrick would get off to a good start aboard his machine as he took a liking to the top of the speedway. Looking to make a bid for the lead, something would go array on Carrick’s machine and it would send him to the wall and end his night early as he was scored 24th.
In ASCS action, a less than desirable pill draw would put the Lincoln, CA wheelman in the fourth row of his heat race. Finishing eighth, Carrick would again be in the ‘B’, where he would take the green flag from the 15th starting position. Able to get a few spots in the fast paced semi, Carrick would cap a tough weekend out with a 12th place finish in the semi.
“I just want to thank all of my KKM guys for working so hard, and Brian Cannon for the chance to run a winged car at a new venue,” Carrick said. “Not the weekend we wanted by any means, but all we can do now is move forward and focus on the BC39.
Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank Craftsman, CVC, TRD, Spike Chassis, Cemex, Arai, and Shell Shock for their support.
2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-38, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-19
ON TAP: Carrick is now slated for action on Wednesday and Thursday night at IMS.
STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.
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