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Sean Becker Second with SCCT at Antioch Speedway



 

PETERSEN MEDIA- One week removed from a fourth place effort in Petaluma, CA with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Sean Becker put another strong run together with the series as he battled for the win on Saturday night before settling for a second place finish when all was said and done.

 

“I am heartbroken for Dan Monhoff and his team that I couldn’t get the job done after leading laps early in the race,” Sean Becker said. “Once we got into the lead I was confident in my lane choice, but I needed to do a little better job of searching in turns three and four before settling in.”

 

With 18 cars on hand for the lone stop of the season at Antioch Speedway, Becker opened the night up by timing the Monhoff Racing No. 35 car in ninth fastest in qualifying time trials.

 

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Becker went toe-to-toe with his Bjork Motorsports crew chief, Brad Bumgarner, as they jockeyed for the race lead during the opening laps.

 

Able to clear Bumgarner, Becker went on to pick up the win convincingly, and it locked him into the High Sierra Industries Dash, where a third place finish put him in the second row of the 35-lap feature event.

 

Settling into third when the race went green, Becker hustled around the Antioch Speedway as he used the low groove of the speedway. Following a pair of cautions on lap four an eight, ‘The Shark’ used a double file restart to his advantage as he pulled alongside young Austin Wood, and pressured for the lead.

 

Able to dive under Wood in turns three and four, Becker was up front officially on the ninth lap, as he began to reel in the back of the pack.

 

Leading the way, a mid-race caution bunched the field back up and the restart actually saw Becker begin to deal with a collapsed header tube as his entry changed tune, but he continued to lead the way.

 

Working the low side of the speedway on both ends, Becker was unaware that the No. 94 entry of Braden Chiaramonte was banging the boards and cutting into his race lead.

 

On the 23rd lap, Chiaramonte got by Becker on the exit of turn four, and a yellow on lap 25 put the field in double-file formation for an impending restart.

 

Keeping pace with Chiaramonte when the green lights returned, Becker made a couple attempts to reclaim the top spot, but the youngster was able to counter his attempts.

 

Keeping pace in second despite the header issue, Becker capped the night off with a second place finish for Monhof Racing.

 

“I am very grateful that Dan and his team put a strong car underneath me, and we were able to put ourselves in a really good position,” Becker said. “Hopefully I can get some wins for the guys in the coming weeks.”

 

 

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 5, Top-10’s- 11

 

ON TAP: Becker will be idle this weekend but returns to action with Bjork Motorsports June 28th and 29th in Chico, CA for the Brownell and Herseth Memorial as well as the NARC sanctioned David Tarter Memorial.

 

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to give Sean a follow on Instagram at @BeckerRacing23.

 

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