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Tough Lucks Slows Corey Day and Tarlton Motorsports During Double Header Weekend



PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to racing action for two more nights over the weekend before a four-week hiatus, Corey Day and Tarlton Motorsports battled with the King of the West Series at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.


“Friday night I really made a mistake in the feature, and I got into the wall and got upside down,” Corey Day said. “Saturday, we were really good again in the ‘A’, but I got into a spinning car, and it brought our night to an early end. I really want to thank to Tarlton’s as well as Paul Baines for providing me really good equipment and a really cool opportunity.”


Kicking the weekend off at Thunderbowl Raceway on Friday night, Day would be the first car out for time trials on an extremely slick surface. Timing the Tarlton, and Son, Inc./EZ Haul/Executive Auto Sales backed No. 21 machine in 13th fastest in time trials.


Just narrowly missing the heat race inversion, the Clovis, CA driver would finish sixth in his heat race, which lined him up 15th for the 30-lap feature event.


When the feature event came to life, so did Day. Getting up on the famed Thunderbowl wall, Day was making moves through the field as he quickly found himself inside the Top-10.


Showing a ton of speed on the 1/3-mile oval, Day would work his way up into the sixth position. Continuing to look for more, a crucial mistake on lap 25 saw Day make hard contact with the wall which led to a series of flips. Though he was able to escape from the wreckage, Day’s night would come to an end.


Regrouping and heading to Santa Maria Speedway on Saturday night, Day would get his night off to a much better start as he was able to time in sixth quickest on a very slick surface.


Following an extensive track rework after time trials, a lighting fast surface in heat race competition would see Day power his way to a win and earn a spot in the Trophy Dash.


Lining up on the front row of the Dash, Day would finish fourth and take the green flag from outside of the second row.


After a wild start to the feature, Day would get to moving when things got going. As he jumped into third and chased after Billy Aton and Ryan Robinson. Moving into second, Day would find himself closing in on Aton rapidly until a spinning car would leave him with nowhere to go on the 14th lap and the ensuing contact would bring his night to an end.


“We were able to make some changes as the weekend moved along and we found some things that worked,” Day said. “Again, I just really want to thank the Tarlton family as well as Paul Baines for all they are doing for me.”


Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., EZ Haul, Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 16, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 3, Top 10’s: 7.


ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports is now on an extended break before resuming KWS action on August 25th at Placerville Speedway to kick off Speedweek.


STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21.

To keep up with Corey Day, follow him on Twitter @CDay4114, or on Instagram @Corey_Day_.


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