PETERSEN MEDIA- A three-race weekend on the pavement for Robbie Price turned into frustration for the Cobble Hill, BC driver. Mechanical issues, a tangle while leading, and a 14th place finish would leave the youngster scratching his head when all was said and done.
“It was a weekend like nothing I have experienced before,” Price said. “In my years of racing it was probably one of the most frustrating trips ever, but I have to thank my guys for sticking with it.”
Heading to Meridan, ID on Thursday night, Price and company would struggle with car handling and their engine for much of the night, but the team thought things were ironed out heading into the feature event.
Lining up on the pole of the feature event, Price’s struggles would continue as his fuel filter would fail and his night would come to an end on the opening lap of the feature event.
Heading to Monroe, WA on Saturday night, Price looked to put his Thursday struggles behind him as he picked up his heat race win. Heading into the feature event, Price lined up in the 13th starting position.
With his racecar a tick on the loose side, Price would have a hard time getting the drive he needed to work his way forward. Trying multiple lines to make grip, Price would end up taking the checkered flag with a 14th place finish.
Sunday night would bring the three-race weekend to a close as Price and company checked in Wenatchee Valley Super Oval in East Wenatchee Valley, WA.
Timing in 10th fastest during qualifying time trials, Price would see contact during his heat race spin him out, but would still find himself on the pole for the feature event.
When the green flag flew on the race, Price got the early jump and began setting a commanding pace as he clicked off great laps. Out front, Price looked like he would cap his weekend off on a high note, but getting into lapped traffic things would get shaky for Price.
After leading the first 20-laps, Price would fall into the second spot as the leaders fought through lapped traffic. Going four wide at times through traffic, Price would run in to more bad luck in the race’s closing laps.
Trying to sneak under a car, Price’s entry would get loose and he would spin his machine out and end up finishing in the back of the pack.
“I guess you’ll have weekends like this in racing, but the goal is to keep them to a minimum,” Price said. “As a team we were all pretty frustrated but we will look to redeem ourselves on the pavement in a few weeks. This weekend we will get back to the dirt at the Skagit Speedway, and I am looking forward to that race.”