Croft Turns In Pair of Top-10’s During Marvin Smith Memorial

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PETERSEN MEDIA- Making the trip up Interstate 5 to Cottage Grove, OR, Willie Croft was able to pick up a couple of Top-10 finishes during the Marvin Smith Memorial.

“We would have like to finish a little better, but we were pleased with a couple of Top-10 finishes,” Willie Croft said.

Kicking his weekend off by setting fast time on Friday night, Croft would move to third from his sixth place starting spot in his heat race to earn a spot in the night’s dash.

Lining up in the second row of the dash, Croft would work into the third spot at the start of the race, putting the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller Racing Solutions backed No. 29 machine on the inside of the second row for the 30-lap feature event.

In what would be a non-stop 30-lap affair, Croft would battle with the likes of Jason Solwold and Kyle Hirst as they battled inside the Top-10 on the Cottage Grove Speedway bullring. In traffic, Croft would fade a little as he would close his night with an eighth place finish.

Saturday night, Croft got his night started off by timing the FK Rod Ends/Hinchman Indy/Schoenfeld backed machine in ninth fastest. Starting and finishing fourth in his heat race, the Roseville, CA driver would miss out on the dash, putting his Willie Croft Racing entry in the fourth row of the 41-lap feature event.

From the fourth row, Croft was able to put together another strong run, as he ran strong inside the Top-10 all night long, as he would battle with Garren Linder and Cam Smith.

When the checkered flag flew on Croft’s weekend, he would end the Marvin Smith Memorial with a seventh place finish.

“I really want to thank Tony, and both Zach’s for their hard work all weekend long,” Croft said. “We would have liked to be in contention on either night, but we were just a little off.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-8.

ON TAP: Croft will be in action at the Silver Dollar Speedway on both Friday and Saturday night this weekend.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @wcroft29.

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