Budzo Racing

07/18/1119th at Luxemburg Speedway

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Only 1 night of racing again for us this past weekend, and that was at our home track of Luxemburg Speedway. I started 3rd on the grid for my heat race, and got off to a rocky start on the backstretch of lap 1. My right front tire got hooked on Brandon Long’s left rear tire, which got me off the gas. Eric Arneson then got into my back bumper and I was sent flying through the infield. I rejoined the field in 9th and quickly got past Russel Franks and Troy Selner to get back into 7th.

A caution flew just after I had passed Chris Christensen for 6th. After the restart, I worked hard to get by him again, and after I did I was clobbered in the back bumper again. I was able to hang on, and end up finishing in 6th place.

That finish would set me up with a 3rd place starting spot in the semi-feature, where the top 3 would advance. Josh Long set the pace early on, with Dennis Miesler in 2nd and myself in 3rd. A restart bunched up the field, and I took off on the outside of Miesler to snatch the 2nd spot. Another caution flag flew, and I was pressured by Chad Kaminski for the 2nd spot on the final laps, but hung on to finish 2nd.

We had little time to prepare for the feature, as we were the 1st division to hit the track. I started in 20th, and luckily dodged the only accident of the feature in the opening laps of the race. We could have benefited from more time to make changes to our car between races, as I was unable to find any sidebite late in the race. I would finish the feature in 19th.

With Luxemburg Speedway off next Friday night, along with my dad being on vacation for the next 2 weeks, we may not hit the track again until July 29th at the earliest. That may change as we get closer to the weekend, but that is the plan as of now.