PETERSEN MEDIA- Shedding her wings last week, Harli White competed with the USAC Soutwest Region during the annual Freedom Tour, running through Oklahoma and Kansas.
“It felt great to be back running in a non-winged sprint car,” White said. “It is my favorite form of racing, and I was pleased with how we did.”
Kicking things off at the Lawton Speedway last Wednesday night, White would finish second in her heat race and find herself on the pole for the 30-lap A Main.
Getting the jump, White would lead the first 11-laps aboard her MVT/Jerry Tucker Roustabout/Lucas Oil No. 17w machine, as she battled with Charles Davis, Jr.
Losing the top spot, White would slip back to finish fourth during the opening event.
Heading the Creek County Speedway on Thursday night, White would also compete aboard her midget, and would have what she called another night of Creek County Bad Luck.
Lining up 16th in the midget main, the Lindsay, OK driver would race her way into the Top-10 only to have issues with her fuel cell sideline her for the rest of the race.
Starting 12th in the Sprint Car A Main, White would be the victim of a spinning competitor, as she along with many others would get collected and her night would come to an early end in this race as well.
Rebounding and heading to the 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS on Friday night, White would have a great night in her midget as he would line up in the sixth row of the feature event, and forge her way ahead as she finished in the fourth spot.
Gridding the field 12th aboard her Charlie’s Trucking/PXP Racewear/All Star Café USAC Southwest Sprint Car, White would battle inside the Top-10 much of the night and come away with an eighth place finish.
Saturday night at the Dodge City Raceway Park would be a trying night for White and the rest of her competitors. After finishing fifth in her heat race fellow racer, Patrick Stasa, was injured in an accident.
With a somber mood at the track, the show went on, but White admittedly raced with her fellow competitor on her mind.
Lining up in the eighth row of the A Main, the slick track would continue to go away, and eventually take rubber. Running in the ninth spot, White would find the rubber and get in line to close out her busy week.
“We had some bad luck, but overall I felt like we had some really good runs,” White said. “Saturday night was tough to race after seeing Patrick Stassa get hurt, and me and my team send our thoughts and prayers his way. We are getting closer to a win, and hopefully we can get one this weekend.”
Harli White Racing would like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, Lucas Oil, Charlie’s Trucking, PXP Racewear, All Star Cafe, Boyd’s Racing Engines, Race Chic, Crash Enterprises, Outlaw Wings, Super Flow Testers, Simpson, Classic Seagulls UK, Eagle Motorsports, and the Shriners Hospital For Children Gavelston for their support during the 2015 season.
2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-27, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-10.
ON TAP: White will be in action this weekend at the Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, TX and at the Abilene Speedway in Abilene, TX.
STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Harli by following her on Twitter @Harliwhiteracin or by clicking over to her website, www.harliwhiteracing.com.
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