07/27/15Budzo Racing Finds Victory Lane at Luxemburg Speedway
Photo by Dan Lewis Photography – www.danlewisphoto.net
Coming off a weekend of getting the car back in the right direction, we looked to improve upon our setup with a weekend of racing at Luxemburg Speedway on Friday night, and at Thunderhill Raceway on Sunday night.
On Friday, I was in a little bit of a tangle in the heat race, but was able to finish in an invert spot with only sheet metal damage to the car. Making the invert would set us up with a 4th place starting position in the night’s feature.
At the start, I looked to jump to the front as quickly as I could, and went through the middle of Bill Edler and Cody Rass to jump to the 3rd spot. Again I would make a pass through the middle to challenge Rass for the early lead when a caution flag flew.
That would set me up with my choice of lane on the restart, and I chose the outside lane to try to grab the lead. I would successfully take the lead on lap 3, and ran the outside until another caution flag flew on lap 6.
I chose to run the bottom groove of the track after the restart, and hit my marks for the final 14 laps to capture the feature win. The win was our 2nd win at Luxemburg on the season, and our 3rd win overall in 2015.
It was also a great night for my sister Michelle, as she was finally victorious in the night’s Powderpuff event.
On Saturday, we looked to hold onto our points lead at Thunderhill. A 4th place finish in the heat race set us up 9th on the starting grid for the feature. Early on, it was a struggle to find a path through traffic, and I was forced to go to the outside to try to make some headway. By the time I got through, it took too much time to catch up to the front half of the field.
A lone caution flag flew with 2 laps to go, and I was just barely edged out at the line by Josh Lambert for the 6th position. With my finish, coupled by Jarred VanLaanen’s feature win, we are now only leading by 1 point heading into Wednesday night’s Door County Fair race.
Aside from running on Wednesday at Thunderhill, we will also be running at Luxemburg on Friday night. Remember to check out Budzo Racing on the web at budzoracing.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/budzoracing, on Twitter at twitter.com/budzoracing, on YouTube at youtube.com/budzoracing and on Instagram at instagram.com/budzoracing.