PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his first two starts aboard the Duppman Motorsports No. 96 over the weekend with the Civil War Series, Cody Lamar would finish fifth on Saturday night in Marysville, CA before a trying night in Chico, CA saw him come away with a 14th place finish.
“I think the weekend went pretty well for our first weekend out in the 96 car,” Cody Lamar said. “It was a nice piece, we had good speed, and I am really thankful to the Duppman’s for the opportunity.”
Saturday night Lamar would make his debut in the machine as he timed in 10th quickest amongst the 29 cars checked in for the 19th Annual Mel Hall Memorial at Marysville Raceway.
Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Sacramento, CA driver would drop the hammer and leave the field in his wake as he was able to walk way with the win and earn a berth in the nightly Dash that would set the first four rows of the feature event.
Finishing eighth in the Dash, Lamar would turn his attention to the feature event where he would take the green flag from the fourth row. Watching the track and making adjustments prior to the feature, Lamar would gain some positions over the course of the night on a hooked up racing surface.
Battling with the likes of Cole Macedo and Geoff Ensign late in the feature event, Lamar would close his night out with a fifth place finish which would be a great first night out in a new car.
Looking to build off their first night out together, Lamar and the Duppman Motorsports team traveled to Chico, CA on Sunday night to again battle with the Civil War Series during the Silver Dollar Fair.
With 41 cars checking in on this night, Lamar would kick his night off by timing in 25th quick, which put them in an early hole.
Heat races would be wild on this night on a slick racing surface and Lamar would give it a valiant effort going for a transfer position into the feature event but a sixth place finish put him in the 12-lap semi.
Taking the green flag from the 10th starting position in the ‘B’, Lamar had some work to do as only the Top-Six finishers would move into the ‘A’. With some track prep making the surface a little more challenging to pass on in the early stages of the race, Lamar was able to make a couple of late moves on a restart to propel himself up into fifth which would successfully keep his night alive.
Gridding the field from the 11th row for the feature event, Lamar would slowly work his way forward on the racy Silver Dollar Speedway surface as he charged his way up into 11th and looked impressive doing so.
Lap 14 would see a car run Lamar high and it would result in him getting out of the racing groove and marking hard contact with the turn four wall and bringing out the caution.
Making a trip to the work area to assess the damage, it was deemed Lamar’s machine was good to go, and he was able to rejoin the field. Picking up a couple of positions form the tail, cars would get together in front of Lamar in turn two and trying to avoid the issue he would eventually spin to a stop and his night would come to an end.
“Sunday was a little disappointing, but still I think everyone was pleased how it all went,” Lamar added. “Again, I really want to thank the Duppman team for the opportunity to run for them over the weekend.”
Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Amsoil, Walker Performance Filtration, and Joe Hunt Magnetos for their continued support.
2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 1, Top 10’s-3
ON TAP: Cody Lamar is now scheduled to return to action on June 16th in Hanford, CA.
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