Saturday, June 04, 2011
Week 3 with the 92c team at Knoxville Raceway
First off the Goodno Promotion, Harmon Autoglass of Pella and Knoxville, Reeds Automotive repair, Lazer Car Wash of Knoxville, Michael Automotive Authority, Northland Oil, Motors Inn of Knoxville, QTC, DPLM and English Creek Speedway 92c Cody Ambers team would like to congratulate Jamie Ball who we competed with at English Creek Speedway for his first main event win on the famed half mile.
The night started out with most of the pit crew having to work or other commitments. But thanks to Ricky Montgomery and his father and other people at the track we accomplished what needed to be done.
First up was hot laps/qualifying the 92c was in the last 305 session where we were third quick, put us eighth quick out of 18 cars which was an improvement over last week. With our qualifying position gave us a front row inside for the second heat. That gave Cody the best starting position in his shot sprint car career.
With an 8 inversion and the number six qualifier Nate VanHaaften doing double duty in his 360 and a 305 having trouble he would return to the pits before they could get the race started. With VanHaaften in the pits that would move second quick qualifier Matthew Stelzer alongside the 92c on the front row. When the green flag dropped Cody messed the low grove entering turn one falling back to 5th. Once he gathered it up began gaining some spots back. After getting back to third the red flag came out for Matt Stehenson who got upside down in turn four. While the restart line up would put Cody’s brother Alan in the Stivers Ford Lincoln of Waukee, Graham Tire 93a in fourth behind the 92c. At the restart Alan Ambers motored by on the outside getting a good run down the back stretch. With tow lap to go Cody keep digging as they came for the checked Cody got to the inside of Alan making it a wheel to wheel finish with Alan taking the spot. It was amazing to hear the crowed cheering when there are two cars racing that hard for a spot. To me that shows how knowledgeable the fans at Knoxville are with the first and second place checking out they recognized the race was for third.
The main event would see the Goodno Promotion, Harmon Autoglass of Pella and Knoxville, Reeds Automotive repair, Lazer Car Wash of Knoxville, Michael Automotive Authority, Northland Oil, Motors Inn of Knoxville, QTC, DPLM and English Creek Speedway 92c Cody Ambers team starting 8th fourth row inside. With the place to be was on the bottom the front car jammed up the bottom allowing the outside cars to get a good run. With the 92c ending up 11th after lap one. The 92c keep working on finding the lined that worked best for the setup on car and continued to gain on the car ahead. After passing for tenth Cody set sail for the 9th place car with a hand full of laps left. After catching Bob Hildreth in his 55kc with a couple laps left and both car running on the bottom Cody made his move to the outside in turns three and four getting the run off the corner taking over for the 9th place finish.
All in all it was a good night for the 92c team with Cody saying he learned a lot about how to race on the bottom of a race track. The team has finished in the top ten two weeks in a row which has kept them in the top ten in points.
Once again we would like to thank Goodno Promotion, Harmon Autoglass of Pella and Knoxville, Reeds Automotive repair, Lazer Car Wash of Knoxville, Michael Automotive Authority, Northland Oil, Motors Inn of Knoxville, QTC, DPLM and English Creek Speedway for their support.
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Our next scheduled event is this Friday June 10, 2011 as the 305’s will be the support class for the World of Outlaws. Remember to get your tickets from the Cody Ambers driver profile page on the Knoxville Raceway web site and save.
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