PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to racing action over the weekend following a weekend rainout, James McFadden had another solid weekend with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series that culminated with a third-place finish one night after enduring a flat tire while leading at Cotton Bowl Speedway.
“It was another solid weekend for our team, and we really have some good car speed right now,” James McFadden said. “Friday night was really tough cutting a tire while leading. It is tough to pass at Cotton Bowl Speedway, but we went to the back and salvaged a decent finish.”
Getting back to work after last week’s events were rained out, McFadden kicked the ‘Texas Two-Step’ off by timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments backed No. 83 machine in second fastest in qualifying time trials.
Powering his way to a heat race win, McFadden would then record a third-place finish in the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash which would put him in the second row for the feature event.
When the feature event went green, McFadden was quick to make the first move as he put the Roth Motorsports machine out front as he looked for his first win of the 2022 season.
Out front, McFadden set a torrid pace however bad luck with rear its ugly head on the eighth lap as the 2021 Rookie of the Year slowed with a right rear flat.
Giving up the lead, McFadden would go to the work area where the Roth Motorsports team would bolt on a fresh Right-Rear tire and get him back on his way. Restarting from the back of the pack, McFadden as able to make the most of his night as he salvaged the night with a 13th place finish.
Back in action on Saturday night, McFadden got off to another strong start as he timed the Roth Motorsports entry in seventh fastest in time trials.
Picking up a third place finish in his heat race, McFadden rolled off the starting grid from the seventh starting position for the 30-lap feature event.
With a strong car underneath him, McFadden wasted no time working his way towards the front on the slicked off racing surface. Trying several different lines in turns three and four, McFadden was able to close in on the lead duo of Sam Hafertepe Jr, and eventual race winner, Carson Macedo.
Though he was unable to get to them the challenge for the top spot, McFadden would cap his weekend off with another podium finish as he closed the trip to Texas out with a third place finish.
“It was great to close our weekend off back on the podium,” McFadden added. “I made a couple of mistakes that cost me a chance at battling for the lead, but it was a really technical track. I kept trying different lines which made it fun, and it worked out. Huge thanks to Dennis and Teresa Roth for this opportunity. I am excited to run so close to the Roth Motorsports home base this weekend.”
The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, Southern Pacific Farms, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Vahlco Wheels, AL Drive Lines, Factory Kahne, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Wings Unlimited, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Smith Titanium for their support in 2022.
ON TAP: Roth Motorsports will be in Tulare, CA this Friday and Saturday night with the World of Outlaws.
BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-5, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-4
STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following along on Twitter and Instagram @RothMotorsports.
To keep up with James, follow him on Twitter @JamesMcFadden25.
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