PETERSEN MEDIA- Having a bit of a tough night on Friday night with the SCCT in Tulare, CA, Cody Lamar would rally from a late spin on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA to finish eighth during the tracks’ first ‘Shootout’ race of the season.
“It was nice to come back and finish inside the Top-10 on Saturday night, but we were running up front when we spun late,” Cody Lamar said. “Overall it was kind of a frustrating weekend.”
Saturday night in Petaluma, CA, Lamar would get off to a quick start as he would tie Andy Forsberg for second fastest during qualifying time trials, and end up third after the tie breaker.
Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Lamar would finish in the fourth spot, and find himself on the outside of the front row for the 25-lap feature event as he lined up alongside perennial Petaluma favorite, Geoff Ensign.
When the green lights flickered, Lamar would settle into the second spot as he rode in Ensign’s wake early in the race. As traffic became a factor, Lamar would close in on the race leader but would also begin to feel pressure from Andy Forsberg and Bradley Terrell.
With a couple of untimely cautions slowing the pace and giving Ensign clear track, Lamar would have trouble on the 12th lap as he would hook a rut on the Petaluma Speedway gumbo, and spin his machine to a stop.
Restarting from the tail end of the field, Lamar would pick up a few positions and he would get back up to finish in the eighth spot.
One night prior to battling at Petaluma Speedway, Lamar would check in at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway to take on the SCCT.
On a slicked off racing surface during qualifying time trials, Lamar’s car was just a little off and he would end up timing in sixth fastest in his group which placed him in the third row for his 10-lap heat race.
With the track continuing to slick off, Lamar would struggle in his heat race as he would slip back and finish in the seventh spot and move into the night’s B-Main.
Trying to adapt to the quickly changing track surface, track work before the semi would throw a curveball at Lamar and team as they went too far on their changes and ended up too tight for the conditions.
From the back of the pack, Lamar would end his night with a 14th place finish in the semi.
“You have to time in well with the SCCT, and we were just a little off and it set us back outside of our heat race,’ Lamar said. “We had some good speed on Saturday night, and I think we will be in good shape this weekend when we get back to Petaluma with the SCCT.”
Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Joe Hunt Magnetos, and NAAKE Suspension for their continued support.
2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 0, Top 10’s-1
ON TAP: Lamar is will be in action on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA with the new Sprint Car Challenge Tour.
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