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Matt Peterson Gets First Taste of Calistoga ½ Mile


PETERSEN MEDIA- Matt Peterson simply summed Saturday night’s Dirt Classic at Calistoga Speedway up as a learning experience. Making his first laps on a ½ mile, Peterson went to school and simply learned as much as he could during the night of racing with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“I had a blast, but in reality, nobody that was there with us had any experience on the half mile,” Matt Peterson said. “We all learned together and hopefully we can perform better when we are fortunate enough to race there again.”

With 45 cars checked into Saturday night’s Boys and Girls Club Dirt Classic, Peterson would time his Miller Lite/Inventory Sales Company/Bear Trucking backed No. p37 entry in seventh fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up in the seventh starting position in his heat race, the Wilton, CA would get his first racing laps on the scenic speedway. Finishing eighth in the heat, Peterson and team would go to work as they prepared for the ‘B’ Main where they would take the green flag from the 10th starting position.

Struggling a bit to get comfortable on the extremely bigger track that accustomed to, Peterson would race hard with drivers like Ryan Bernal and Dustin Golobic as he fought for a Top-10 position.

Losing a couple of positions in the closing laps, Peterson would end his Dirt Classic with a 13th place finish in the semi.

“I went to Calistoga with the goal of learning each and every time I hit the track, and that is exactly what I did,” Peterson said. “It is a track you have to be smart at because of the added speed, so as they say you have to start somewhere and this past weekend was our start.”

Matt and his team would like to thank, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Transportation Services, Future Energy Savers, Hoskins Mechanical Resources, Vahlco Wheels, JhdDesings, Shell Shock, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS- Races-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Peterson will get right back to it on Sunday night as he follows the Sprint Car Challenge Tour to Stockton Dirt Track.

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