PETERSEN MEDIA: Andy Gregg took on both the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster and the King of the West Series on Sunday night, as he scored a ninth place finish with the 360, before getting upside down in the 410 feature event.
“We had really good speed in both of our cars, and it’s pretty cool to have the 360 track record at Stockton now,” Gregg said.
Kicking things off with the Civil War Series on Sunday night, Gregg was quick early aboard the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Auto No. 14r machine, as he broke the track record in qualifying time trials.
Starting fourth in his heat, the Placerville, CA driver went on to score a third place finish in the heat, before finishing eighth in the dash.
Scheduled to line up in the fourth row of the feature event, Gregg was forced to the work area before the race went green, and would end up starting from the tail end of the field, but he did not let that rattle him.
Even with the track being very fast, and rough, Gregg worked the speedway brilliantly as he clawed his way back forward.
Gregg would in fact rebound in a big way, as he worked the Carroll Russell Bookkeeping/Arnold’s For Awards/Goodwin Trucking machine all the way back inside the Top-10, as he would finish in the ninth spot.
“We had a nice year in the Russell Motorsports car,” Gregg said. “I really have to thank Scott and Kami for the opportunity they gave me. I also have to thank all of my guys for their hard work all year long.”
Piloting his own GUTS Racing/Miller Fortune/Poor’s Equipment Repair No. 53 machine with the King of the West Series, Gregg was fast in that as well, as he started his night off by timing in second quickest in time trials.
Finishing third in his heat race, Gregg would also qualify for the 410 dash, where he would finish in the third spot, putting him in the second row for the 30-lap feature event.
Gregg would have a short feature, as his machine got upset in the first corner, resulting him getting upside down, and ending his night.
“The track was fast and rough all night long, and we just got into turn one, and cars stacked up a little and ended up getting upside down,” he said. “That was definitely not the way we wanted to end our year, but I am fine, and we will be back to race another day.”
Gregg and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Auto, Carroll Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, 101.9 The Wolf, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and HJS Consulting for their support this season.
Andy would like to thank Miller Fortune, Poor’s Equipment Repair, K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FK Shocks, Wilwood, Capitol Ace Hardware, 95.7 The Wolf, CTL Forrest Management, Nail Roofing, Meyers and Sons Drywall, Ervin Sales Group, Hansen Machine, K&T Fab, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Amerikote, and Hinchman for their support in 2014.
ON TAP: Gregg’s 2014 season has concluded.
2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-47, Wins-2, Top 5’s-19, Top 10’s-24
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