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PETERSEN MEDIA- Though he took the checkered flag in the eighth spot for the second week in a row Greg DeCaires and his Dale Miller Motorsports team had to work hard for each spot as early issues put them in a very deep hole on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.
“We can’t be too mad about having some bad luck, as we have been pretty fortunate all year,” Greg DeCaires said. “My guys did a great job all night long, and it was fun coming through the field like we did.”
Having drive train issues as he came to take the green flag, DeCaires would head back to his pit area as his team worked feverishly to make repairs. Unable to get a qualifying time, DeCaires was able to make the call for his heat race, as he lined the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Foothill 7 TV/RedHawk Casino No. 4SA machine up in the fourth row of his heat race.
On a narrow surface early in the night, ‘The Catfish’ would finish in the sixth position and would line his Halk Equipment Rentals/NAAKE Suspension/A.R.T. backed entry up in the 11th row for the 25-lap feature event.
Though passing was tough for some during the early part of the A-Main, DeCaires had a very strong machine and was able to carve his way through the field as he patiently picked his spots.
Taking advantage of a few restarts, DeCaires found himself inside the Top-10 as the laps clicked down. Looking for a few more positions, DeCaires would claw his way into the eighth spot with just a few laps to go, where he would go on to finish.
“Our car was not 100% during the feature, but the guys did everything they could at the track to get something competitive on the track,” DeCaires said. “There is big money on the line this weekend, and we would love to cash in.”
Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Foothill 7 TV, RedHawk Casino, Halk Equipment Rentals, NAAKE Suspension, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, Hangtown Sheet Metal and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.
2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 13, Wins- 5, Top-5’s-11, Top-10’s-13
ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will be at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the 10th Annual Mark Forni Classic that offers a cool $10K to the winner.
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