Sean Becker Second Overall at Morrie Williams Tribute
PETERSEN MEDIA- Back aboard the Monhoff Racing No. 35 over the weekend in Hanford, CA with a 410ci power plant bolted between the frame rails, Sean Becker would bounce back from a tough Friday night, and finish second overall at the Morrie Williams Tribute following the Twin-20 Lap feature events.
“It was a fantastic weekend, and I am so grateful to Steve Scott for allowing us to run his 410ci engine so we could be a part of such a special event,” Sean Becker said. “Friday night we ate a huge slice of humble pie and got whipped by every car that competed against us. Saturday night things went much better, and I owe it all to Dan Monhoff and Steve.”
The weekend came to life at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Friday night, and it would be a rough start to the weekend for the team. Timing in 13th fastest, Becker would ultimately be credited with a 23rd place finish in the main event.
With the crew working through the day on Saturday, things would go much better that night as Becker timed in 7thfastest with the King of the West Series.
Running fourth in his heat race, ‘The Shark’ would take the green flag for the first 20-lap feature event from the 10th starting position.
On a slick Keller Auto Speedway surface, Becker was able to immediately start carving his way forward against a very stout field of drivers assembled in central California.
Cracking the Top-5 in just six laps, Becker would make a nice move at the halfway point to take over the third position. Battling hard with the likes of Blake Carrick and Mitchell Faccinto, Becker would move into second on the 15th lap, before being put back to third a lap later.
When the checkered flag was displayed on the first feature, Becker would finish third, and find himself back in the 17th starting position for the second 20-lap feature event.
Following the 10-minute intermission, Becker would continue to flex his muscle against the stars and cars of the King of the West Series in the second of the Twin-20’s. Powering his way forward, Becker wasted no time moving into the Top-10 as he took over the ninth position on just the third lap of the race.
Just as he did in the first race, Becker would work his way into the Top-5 at the halfway point and moved into third with just six-laps remaining as he searched for both the race win, and the overall Morrie Williams Tribute title.
Taking the white flag in the third position, Tim Kaeding would get by Becker and knock him off the podium as Becker had to slow up for a slowing Ryan Robinson who was out of fuel, relegating him to a fourth-place finish. The pass would prove pivotal in more ways than one as it would give TK the overall title by a mere single digit over Becker.
“Dan and Steve made some incredible changes to the car that gave us the speed we needed to be competitive,” Becker added. “We were one late yellow away from a possible win, then later one lap way from being the overall event winner. What we learned from the weekend will pay huge dividends. I am so proud to be part of this team.”
Becker and Van Lare Motorsports would like to thank Pro Aggregate, All About Fire Protection, Bianchi Farms, Shark Racing Engines, CCI, Van Lare Steering Repair, and Triple X Race Co. for their support in 2020.
BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-33, Wins-4, Top 5’s- 15, Top-10’s- 19
ON TAP: Becker will return to the seat of the Van Lare Motorsports No. 5v this weekend in Hanford, CA for the Johnny Key Classic.
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