PETERSEN MEDIA- On the verge of claiming the Placerville Speedway track championship this coming weekend, Mason Moore made the most of last Saturday night’s Civil War Series event as an 11th place finish was good enough to make an already close point battle even closer with just a few races left on the schedule.
“We finished eleventh, but we were much better than that,” Mason Moore stated. “We were running in the Top-Five when we had a little help spinning around with only 10-laps left in the race, but we were able to make up as much ground as we could and made up some ground in the big picture.”
Needing to race his way into Johnny Key Classic against 33 other drivers going after 18 spots, Moore would get off to a nice start as he timed the Econo Lube and Tune/Geico Local Office fourth fastest.
Saturday night’s heat races would be lined up straight off of qualifying times meaning Moore would find himself on the pole of the fourth heat, needing to grab a win to move into the Dash for Cash.
An entertaining opening two laps with Willie Croft would see Moore settle into the second spot, and while he would not grab the win he would earn a transfer spot into the 50-lap A Main event.
“We had a good battle for the heat win, but in a 50-lap race, it was just important for us to get into the feature,” Moore added.
Lining the LRB Race Products/Lucas Oil/Moore Insurance Services No. x1 machine up in the sixth row, Moore would hang around the 11th spot as he was patient during much of the first 25-lap segment on this night.
Working up into the ninth spot by the halfway stoppage, Moore would continue to turn it on as the laps clicked away. Working his way into the fifth spot with just 10-laps left in the race, contact from another driver would send Moore’s machine spinning into the infield.
Restarting from the back of the pack, Moore would work his way forward to pick up a few positions during the final 10-laps as he would get back to finish in the 11th spot.
Friday night, Moore was in action at the Silver Dollar Speedway aboard the Mason Moore Racing No. 22 machine for the Tyler Wolf Memorial.
Earning quick time honors, the Princeton, CA driver would finish third during his heat race and earn a spot in the Top-Eight redraw.
Pulling the two pill, Moore would settle into the second spot as things came alive. On a track that stayed pretty tacky for much of the night, Moore would slip back to fourth during the fast paced feature event.
Able to work his way back into the third spot, Moore would pressure Chase Majdic for the second spot, but would take the checkered flag with a third place finish.
“Overall it was a pretty good weekend for us,” Moore said. “I have to thank my guys on both teams for their hard work, and hopefully we can be even better in both cars this weekend.”
Moore would like to thank Coors Light, Econo Lube and Tune, Geico Local Office, LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, K&N, Selover Paint and Body, Lucas Oil, ITC Service Group, Saureel, and Moore Insurance Services for their support.
ON TAP: Moore will be at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, and at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the regular season finale for both tracks.
2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-36, Wins-4, Top 5’s-20, Top 10’s-30.
STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin.
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