Late Flat Knocks Tanner Carrick From Kokomo Top-10
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PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the rain shortened Kokomo Grand Prix on Friday night in Kokomo, IN, Tanner Carrick would suffer a flat right rear tire late in the race that knocked him out of his Top-10 position and relegated him to a 17th place finish.
“I was up on the curb and got up over it and it cut our right rear while running,” Tanner Carrick said. “It was great to get back to Kokomo Speedway, I just wish we could have had a better finish.”
Timing the CVC/TRD/Spikes Chassis backed No. 71K in 10th fastest in qualifying time trials, the Lincoln, CA wheelman would race his way to a fourth place finish in his heat race and punch his ticket into the 30-lap feature event.
Gridding the field from the 10th starting spot for what turned out to be the only night of the Kokomo Grand Prix, Carrick would get off to a great start as he worked the top of the always racy Indiana bullring.
Racing two and three wide at times, Carrick would run extremely well inside the Top-10 as the raced moved along at an extremely rapid pace with action all over the speedway.
Continuing to pound the cushion, Carrick would work his way up as high as eighth during the action packed event, but would find himself back in the 10th spot with 10 to go in the race.
Getting up over the cushion, Carrick would cut his right rear tire down and take a trip to the work area. Restarting the race form the tail, Carrick would pick up a couple of positions and pocket a 17th place finish.
“I really just have to thank Keith and Pete and everyone involved with this team,” Carrick said. “They work extremely car on this entire fleet of cars and its special to be a part of it.”
Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank CVC, TRD, Spike Chassis, Cemex, Arai, and Shell Shock for their support.
2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0
ON TAP: Carrick will be back aboard a Keith Kunz Motorsports midget this weekend as he is slated to be in action on Friday night in Belleville, IL and on Saturday night in Pevely, MO.
STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.
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