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Early Spin Hampers Wright


PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back behind the wheel of his Wright Motorsports No. 99 machine for the first time since Memorial Day weekend on Saturday night, Shawn Wright would see an opening lap spin dictate the rest of his night at the Placerville Speedway.

“It was nice to get back in the car, and have some decent speed,” Wright said. “The track was extremely slick and I misjudged it on the opening lap and over drove the corner.”

With 24 cars checked into the pit area on Saturday night, Wright got off to a nice start as he timed the Wright Process Systems/A.R.T./Wilwood No. 99 machine in 11th fastest during the nightly qualifying session.

Finishing second in his heat race, the Lodi, CA native turned Tulare, CA resident would move into the night’s redraw, and as luck would have it the two-pill would put him on the front row for the 25-lap A-Main event.

As the trick continued to slick off as the other divisions raced on the ¼ mile bullring, Wright admittedly underestimated how slick the surface really was.

When the green flag dropped, Wright attacked turn one only to feel his car get out of shape under him as he would spin out and cause an early caution, forcing him to the back of the pack.

Restarting from the tail end of the field, the ultra slick conditions made passing tough at times on this night, as Wright slowly was able to pick up a few positions. Amidst extremely dusty conditions, Wright would end up finishing in the 16th spot.

“I just made a huge mistake, and it led to us going to the back of the pack in the blink of an eye,” Wright added. “I have to thank everyone who helps us out on this car at the shop and at the track, and hopefully we can be better on Saturday.”

Wright Motorsports would like to thank Wright Process Systems, A.R.T., Wilwood, Hixco, Wesmar Racing Engines, Super Shox, Larry Davis Farms, Kevin Sharrah Designs, DMI, HRP Racing Products, and Dan Olson Race Products for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 0, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Shawn Wright and his Wright Motorsports team will return to action this Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

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