PETERSEN MEDIA- After spending the first part of July competing in 360ci action at the Placerville Speedway, Shawn Wright and his team bolted their 410ci power-plant into the Wright Motorsports No. 99 and took on the KWS Series in Placerville, CA on Saturday night as Wright picked up a 13th place finish.
“We timed in well, and had a really good car in the feature event, but double file restarts just did not go our way,” Wright said.
As the King of the West Series made it’s final start at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, 28 cars would sign into the event as Wright timed the Wright Process Systems/A.R.T./Wilwood No. 99 machine in seventh fastest.
Starting third in his heat race, the Lodi, CA native was able to race to a second place finish in his heat race and safely transfer into the night’s 30-lap feature event.
Lining up in the sixth row for the feature, Wright had his Wesmar Racing Engines/Super Shox/Larry Davis Farms entry moving in the right direction as he was battling for a top-five position by the 10th lap.
With caution flags flying during the back half of the race, Wright could not seem to catch a break on each double file restart as he would lose position on virtually ever restart.
Battling with some of the regions top drivers, Wright would fight for a position inside the Top-10 as the laps clicked down. Battling with DJ Netto and Jonathan Allard at the end of the race, Wright would take the checkered flag with a 13th place finish.
“I honestly think we had a car that was good enough to finish inside the Top-10,” Wright said. “Restarts did not go our way, and we lost some ground late in the race.”
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-17, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 0, Top 10’s-2
ON TAP: Shawn Wright and his Wright Motorsports team will follow the King of the West Series to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Saturday night for the Peter Murphy Classic.
STAY CONNECTED: To keep tabs on Shawn, follow him on Twitter @SCWright99, or click over to http://www.wrightps.com/about-us/community/wright-motor-sports.
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