Statler Puts On Charge To Sixth With King of the West Series; Seeking Opportunity To Run Forni Class
PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting into an unfortunate habit of having to dig out of an early hole, Jason Statler again rebounded from early trouble on Saturday night in Stockton, CA has he charged from his 16th starting position to finish in the sixth spot.
“It is a terrible habit to have right now, but it is a huge testament to my guys that we are able to work out of a hole week in and week out,” Jason Statler said.
Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track, Jason Statler’s night got off to a rough start as a shock stud broke during time trials and his machine would get upside down.
With just one lap registering due to the crash, Statler would end up 16th fastest and find himself buried in his heat race. From the back of the pack, the Grass Valley, CA driver would work his way forward and finish in the fifth spot.
“I really have to thank everyone on the Williams Motorsports team and the BK Racing team for helping my guys get the car back together and ready to race,” Statler added.
Lining up deep in the field for the 30-lap feature event, Statler would have his work cut out for him, though he would be up to the challenge. After earning Hard Charger honors a week ago during the Peter Murphy Classic, Statler would again charge his way forward.
Taking advantage of some other misfortune that happened in front of him Statler would find himself up inside the Top-10 during the race’s final restart. Able to pick up a few positions during the night’s final green flag run, ‘The Big Guy’ would take the checkered flag with a sixth place finish.
“We have been pretty good in the last few feature events, and if we could have some luck go our way early in the night we might be up front and in contention for some wins,’ Statler said. “Like I said, my guys have been awesome through the last few weeks, and they are a huge reason we have been able to bounce back and rally forward by the end of the night.”
Jason Statler would like to thank DF Rios Motorsports, Amerikote, Riley Collins Auto Body, SCI, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Racing Engines, Simpson Race Products, Yak Graphics, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultra Shield, Rod End Supply, Santomauro, Stephanie’s Custom Interior, and Nevada City Auto Service for their continued support.
ON TAP: With his 360ci still out getting work, Jason Statler is seeking an opportunity to run this Saturday night’s Mark Forni Classic in Placerville, CA.
2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-21, Wins-0, Top-5’s-4, Top-10’s-9
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