PETERSEN MEDIA- Robbie Price’s rookie year continues to take him to new tracks, and over the weekend the Cobble Hill, BC driver saw the ¼ mile Ocean Speedway, as well as the ½ mile Calistoga Speedway for the first time in his young career.
“It was a learning kind of weekend,” Price said. “The Ocean Speedway is a whole different world than what I am used to, and Calistoga is the first half-mile I have been too, so I tried to learn as much as I could, as fast as I could.”
21 cars checked into the Ocean Speedway on Friday night for the tracks second night of points racing, and Price kicked things off by setting the standard in time trials, as he was the fast time qualifier.
Picking up a heat race win, Price would continue to impress during his debut at the speedway as he lined up in the second row behind Tommy Tarlton and Heath Duinkerken.
Things in the feature however, did not go as the early portion of the night had gone, as Price had some struggles as he worked around the Ocean Speedway. Going against some veteran drivers at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds facility, Price would ultimately slip back to a sixth place finish when the checkered flag flew.
“I had some struggles in the feature, and started missing my marks, but we did have speed, so we have something to build off of the next time we run there,” he added.
Saturday night, the scene shifted to the Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, CA as he returned to action with the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster.
Timing in fourth fastest, Price would go on to finish fourth in his heat race and move into the Dash, which would set the first four rows of the 25-lap feature event. In the Dash, Price would admittedly struggle as he would finish in the eighth spot, and line up for the feature event in the fourth row.
The start of the race went much like the Dash, and Price could not seem to get going, as he struggled to keep his track position. As the laps clicked off, Price seemingly got more comfortable on the high speed facility, and began moving the right direction.
Over the course of the final 10-laps, Price was able to work his way back inside the Top-10 as he earned a ninth place finish.
“I don’t know what happened, but in the Dash, and in the first part of the feature event, I felt like I had never driven a car before,” Price admitted. “As the laps clicked off, I seem to have found a bit of a groove and was able to move forward. I really have to thank Rod Tiner for his hard work, and being so patient with me.”
Price and his team would like to thank Raylle Auto Sales, Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Tiger Towing, Rod End Supply, Northwest School of Martial Arts, Shark Racing Engines, and Speedmart for their support during the 2015 season.
2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-8, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top 10’s-4
ON TAP: Robbie Price will hang out in the Northwest this week as he hopes to hit the Skagit Speedway this weekend.
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