PETERSEN MEDIA- After getting sent to the tail end of the field on the second lap on Saturday night, Shawn Wright rallied to a 12th place finish at the Placerville Speedway in the 20-lap Fourth of July feature event.
“We had a really good car, but after getting into the rear of a competitor on the second lap, we were sent to the back of the pack,” Shawn Wright said.
With 23 cars checked into the pit area for the Fourth of July Spectacular, Wright got his Wright Process Systems/A.R.T./Wilwood backed No. 99 machine timed in 11th fastest during qualifying time trials.
Lining up on the front row of his heat race alongside Ryan Bernal, Wright would slip back to the second spot on the start of the race, and would finish in the runner-up position just missing out on the Top-8 redraw as he lined up in the ninth spot for the feature event.
Moving up into seventh in the running order as the race came to life, Wright would come into slight contact with a competitor heading down the backstretch on the second slap, and the contact would result in Wright being sent to the back of the pack.
“I never got a reason as to why they sent me to the back,” Wright added. “We had a great car, and it was tough to get back to where we were in a shortened race.”
Restarting the race from the tail end of the field, Wright showed that he did in fact have a strong car as he slowly carved his way back through the fray. On an extremely racy track, Wright would fight his way back to the 12th spot, where he would ultimately finish.
“It was frustrating, but I do have to thank everyone who helped us out at the track,” Wright said. “We really had a strong car, and I think we showed that coming from the back.”
Wright Motorsports would like to thank Wright Process Systems, A.R.T., Wilwood, Hixco, Wesmar Racing Engines, Super Shox, Larry Davis Farms, Kevin Sharrah Designs, DMI, HRP Racing Products, Viking Engineering, and Dan Olson Race Products for their support in 2015.
2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-16, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 0, Top 10’s-2
ON TAP: Shawn Wright and his Wright Motorsports team will return to action on Saturday, July 18th at the Placerville Speedway with the King of the West Series.
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