PETERSEN MEDIA: Steven Tiner put together a very strong 2014 Trophy Cup, as he worked his way to a ninth place finish in the feature event on Saturday night, netting him a ninth place overall finish in the Trophy Cup.
“We had a really good weekend, overall,” Tiner said. “We had some mechanical issues on Friday night, but we were still good enough with our Thursday night results to lock into the feature event.”
Friday night saw Tiner transfer into the feature event from the B, but engine issues saw the Visalia, CA driver call it an early night, and he opted to use his Thursday night results, which ultimately saw him 12th overall in points heading into Saturday night.
“We had really good speed on Thursday night, but getting into the wall early bent some parts, and we didn’t finished where I think we should have, but it was a good night.”
Lining up in the fourth row of his heat race, Tiner had his elbows up, as he made some big time moves aboard his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/BR Motorsports No. 94 machine to finish in the second spot, and move to ninth in points heading into the 50-lap feature event.
With the Top-20 in points fully inverted for the race, Tiner lined his Elma Lanes/Harvest Supply/Powder Coat-It backed entry up in the eighth row.
On the extremely slick and deteriorating surface, passing was at a premium, making things tough on the cars starting near the rear of the field, not customary to Trophy Cups of the past.
Still trying to get as many positions as he could, Tiner was able to climb towards the Top-10 in the first 10 laps, as he chased after Carson Macedo and Bud Kaeding.
As the laps clicked off, the battle near the Top-10 heated up, and Tiner would slip back as far as the 13th spot, where he ran on the 34th lap when the caution flew, and then turned to red for a fuel stop.
When the race went back green, Tiner quickly jumped into the 10th spot as he chased after Roger Crockett, and Craig Stidham. As the laps continued to click down, the rubber continue to lay down on the speedway, and passing was pretty much non existent.
On the 43rd lap, Craig Stidham got upside down, and Tiner moved into the ninth spot. Over the final seven laps, Tiner was able to hold his own, as he brought his weekend to a close with ninth place finishes in both the race and the standings.
“I really have to thank all the guys who worked so hard to get us ready to run this weekend, and keep me on the track all weekend,” Tiner said. “This race is a huge deal to me, and it was nice to run well most of the weekend.”
Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Elma Lanes, Harvest Supply, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, Dan Olson Race Products, Sander Engineering, Sweet Manufacturing, Good Ridge, Schoenfeld, Western Metal Company, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.
2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-38, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-19
ON TAP: Tiner is scheduled to return to action on November 1st at the Stockton Dirt Track to compete with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster in what will be the series’ final event of the season.
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