PETERSEN MEDIA: Back in action at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Andy Gregg and his Russell Motorsports team had an extremely fast racecar.
“We were really fast all night long, but lapped traffic did not go our way in the feature event,” Andy Gregg said.
Getting his night started by setting the standard in time trials, Gregg would line the Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Toyota/New Gen Landscape No. 14r machine up in the second row of his heat race.
A great start saw the Diamond Springs, CA driver jump into the second spot, before making a bid for the heat race lead. Cutting a right rear tire, Gregg would bring the caution flag out and make repairs as he would rejoin the field from the tail and still come back to finish in the second position.
Pulling the seven pill during the redraw, the driver known as “Guts” would start the race from the fourth row aboard his Nail It Roofing/Carroll Russell Bookkeeping/Arnold’s For Awards backed entry.
Getting into the Top-Five early in the race, Gregg would find himself battling with Jimmy Trulli and Sean Becker. With lapped traffic extremely tricky at times, Gregg would find himself trying to dodge cars as he looked to get his machine to the front.
As things just did not unfold the way that he needed them to, Gregg would take the checkered flag with a fifth place finish.
“I have to thank everyone who works on this car, because we were extremely fast each time we hit the track on Saturday night,” Gregg said. “In the feature, traffic got dicey and we could not seem to find the opening we were looking for. We got a top five out of it and it was really a good night overall for this team.”
Andy and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Toyota, New Gen Landscape Management, Nail It Roofing, Carroll Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., HJS Consulting, Poor’s Equipment Repair, CTL Forrest Management, K&T Fab, K&N Products, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Factory Kahne Shocks, Hinchman Indy, and Hansen Machine for their support in 2015.
ON TAP: Gregg and the Russell Motorsports No. 14r will return to the speedway on Saturday night.
2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-14, Wins-2, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-10
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