Greg Wilson is excited for the opportunity to compete this weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels backed team will make their debut at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa, on Friday before venturing to Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., for the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers on Saturday.
“It will be fun going to a track that is new for pretty much everyone,” he said of Farley Speedway. “I think it’s been about 25 years since the World of Outlaws have raced there so everyone is entering that race with the same level of knowledge. We will all have to go in there and adapt on the fly.”
Wilson posted a career-best fourth-place finish at Beaver Dam Raceway last season.
“We had a really solid night from start to finish there last year,” he said. “It’s a confidence boost returning to a track where you had such a good result the last time out.”
Wilson is coming off a strong performance with the World of Outlaws last Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., during the Northern Tour. After garnering the final transfer position into the main event, Wilson charged from 24th to a 14th-place result in the feature. It was the third-most cars passed.
“We were able to get rolling really well on the bottom,” he said. “Whenever guys would slip up or would try to run the top we were right there. It was a good finish to the night.”
The weekend concluded on Sunday at Nodak Speedway, where Wilson posted an 18th-place finish during the Magic City Showdown.
QUICK RESULTS –
June 15 – River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. – Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 14 (24).
June 17 – Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D. – Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 18 (14).
SEASON STATS –
30 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 13 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa, and Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., for the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS –
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Tim Hogan’s Carpet (Lima, Ohio) and Bedford Valley Petroleum
Tim Hogan’s Carpet (Lima, Ohio) is owned by Ron Hammons, who is a long-time supporter of short-track racing.
Bedford Valley Petroleum, which is based in Everett, Pa., provides quick and efficient oil and fuel delivery to Bedford County and surrounding areas. The business was created in 1947 and serves residential and commercial customers. For more information, visit http://www.BVPetroleum.com.
“Ron Hammons and Beth have been affiliated with racing for a long time,” Wilson said. “I drove for him. He decided to get out of owning cars and decided to help us out. They do a lot of work with race tracks. They did a big carpet job at Kentucky Speedway. It’s pretty cool what they do.
“Robert Salathe III a.k.a. “RGIII” of Bedford Valley Petroleum has owned race teams in Pennsylvania. I met him a few years ago and he’s been involved with our deal for about three years now. We’re very grateful for his support.”
Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Alloy Wheels, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Redlined Welding & Construction, Maxim Racing, Callies, Magtech Ignition, Allstar Performance, SandRidge Custom, Banshee Graphics, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Racing Products, Winters Performance, Pfann’s Custom Performance & Restoration, Nagy Equipment Sales, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Elite Wings, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.
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