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Last Minute Call Leads Becker to Bradway Memorial Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- With no plans to run the Dave Bradway Jr Memorial last weekend, a last-minute phone call from Van Lare Motorsports saw Becker make the trip to Placerville Speedway and pick up a seventh place finish with the King of the West Series.

“I was grateful that Jim Van Lare thought to give me a call when he found himself in a bind,” Sean Becker said. I love the Bradway Jr Memorial and I am thankful for a fun with the Van Lare’s.”

26 cars checked into Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, and Becker got the night kicked off by timing the Van Lare Steering Repair No. 5v in 16th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Taking the green flag from the sixth starting position in his heat race, the Roseville, CA driver would get a good jump as he took over the fifth position. Hanging on to a fifth-place finish, Becker found himself in the 14th starting position for the 40-lap Dave Bradway Jr Memorial.

On a very racy Placerville Speedway, Becker was able to use early restarts to work his way through the field. Taking over 10th on the eight lap, Becker would stay well inside the Top-10 for the rest of the race as he worked into ninth by lap 12.

Continuing to fight hard in an action-packed feature, Becker would slip back to 10th briefly before reclaiming ninth with just 15 laps left in the race.

A slew of late race stoppages played into ‘The Shark’s’ advantage as he was able to propel himself into sixth with four laps to go.

With time running out, Becker continued to fight to get into the Top-Five, but in his efforts would see him slip back to seventh as the feature ended.

“I pushed a little to hard late to get into the Top-Five and I bobbled, and it cost us a spot,” Becker added. “Big thanks to Jim Van Lare for giving me a really fast car in the feature event.”

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-12, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 5, Top-10’s- 8

ON TAP: Becker will be back in action with Blake Cook Motorsports on Saturday night in Cottage Grove, OR.

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