Mid-Race Troubles End Andy Gregg’s Night Early at Placerville Speedway
PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to action after a long hiatus on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Andy Gregg would pack his right-rear full of red clay just before the race’s halfway point and it would bring his night to an early end.
“It has been such an odd year, so to have our night end for something like that is sort of par for the course,” Andy Gregg said. “Thanks to all of my guys for their hard work all night, it is kind of a bummer to end our season with an issue like that.”
Checking in at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Gregg kicked his night off by timing the GUTS/LAL Motorsports/Crane Inspection Agency backed No. 16x in 10th fastest amongst the 29 drivers that were checked into the pit area.”
Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Gregg would battle with Bubba DeCaires for the top spot, as a win would be critical in earning a spot in the Top-Eight redraw. Finishing second to DeCaires, Gregg would miss out on the redraw, but was safely locked into the 25-lap feature event.
Lining up 13th in the feature event, Gregg would be forced to take evasive action on the first attempted start as Joel Myers, Jr flipped wildly in front of him. Able to climb the hillside in turns three and four to avoid early disaster, Gregg would be able to keep his night alive and restart the race.
When the race came to life, Gregg would find himself in the ninth spot as searched high and low around the Placerville Speedway and jockeyed for position. A slew of stoppages early in the feature would keep it from getting into a flow, though Gregg kept his mount inside the Top-10.
Getting up to eight following a lap five restart, Gregg would start to pound the thick Placerville Speedway cushion as he worked his way forward. On the eighth lap, Gregg would get into the cushion a little too hard and it would result in him caving his right rear wheel cover in and packing his wheel full of Placerville Speedway clay.
Hanging on for a couple of laps, the vibration would worsen, and Gregg would pull his machine off the racing surface and bring his night to an end.
“It looks like that will bring our season to an end,” Andy Gregg said. “I want
Andy would like to thank GUTS, LAL Motorsports, Crane Inspection Agency, Meyers and Son Drywall, Sierra Ice, CTL Forest Management, Nail It Roofing, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, and MF Inc. for their support in 2020.
ON TAP: Gregg is unsure when his next race will be at this time.
BY THE NUMBERS: Races-5, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1
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