The Hercules Tire, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics, All Star Plumbing, Gear Alloy Wheels, Bedford Valley Petroleum, Weikel Sportswear backed w20 team along with The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series headed into Posse country for a three day event and a shot at winning one of the Crown Jewels of sprint car racing…the Champion Racing Oil National Open at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Night one, Thursday, September 28 saw forty-eight cars filled the pits. Greg would qualify twenty first in Flight A. Greg would finish eleventh in his 8-lap heat race and later finish third in the 10-lap, C-Main missing a transfer spot by one position putting an end to his night.
Night two, Friday, September 29 forty-six cars returned for a shot at the $10,000 purse. In preliminary action the w20 would qualify fourteenth in Flight B, finish eighth in Heat #4 and miss a transfer spot to the Main with a finish of thirteenth in the 12-lap, LCS.
Night three, Saturday, September 30 forty-two cars returned to the Grove, each one hoping to be declared the winner of the Champion Racing Oil National Open and collecting the $50,000 purse. Greg would qualify thirty-fourth, finish eighth in his 8-lap, heat race and gain a transfer spot to the 12-lap, LCS with is second place finish in the 10-lap, C-Main. Unfortunately Greg would start deep in the field of the LCS and finish in thirteenth missing a transfer into the 40-lap, A-Main.
“This is one of the toughest three consecutive nights of racing we will run during the season,” shared Greg. “To win the Nationals at the Grove is a dream for each of us out here over the past three nights. We didn’t have the success we had hoped for. This is one event that is both physically and mentally challenging.”
The Hercules Tire, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics, All Star Plumbing, Gear Alloy Wheels, Bedford Valley Petroleum, Weikel Sportswear backed w20 team returns back to action with The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car next Saturday, October 7 at the Fulton Speedway in New York before returning to Central Pennsylvania the following weekend at the Port Royal Speedway.